Information about Phenylpropanolamine
Phenylpropanolamine is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.
How Phenylpropanolamine works
Phenylpropanolamine belongs to a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It stimulates receptors on blood vessels in the nose and sinuses leading to its constriction and reduction in blood flow thereby relieving congestion..
Common side effects of Phenylpropanolamine
Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure), Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations
Available Medicine for Phenylpropanolamine
Expert advice for Phenylpropanolamine
- Do not continue phenylpropanolamine for more than 7 days if your condition does not improve or if you have high fever.
- Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, prostate enlargement or visual problems due to increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma).
- Seek immediate medical attention and discontinue medication if you experience difficulty in breathing, sudden swelling or skin reactions, fits, rapid heartbeat or hallucinations.
- Use with caution if you are a woman or an elderly patient. Woman may be at a higher risk of haemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain).
- Avoid driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking phenylpropanolamine.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not take if allergic to phenylpropanolamine or any of its ingredients.