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  • How is Nexafed different from other pseudoephedrine products?

    Developed by MainPointe Pharmaceuticals, Nexafed is the next-generation pseudoephedrine HCl product combining effective nasal congestion relief with unique Impede® technology to significantly disrupt the extraction and conversion of pseudoephedrine to the illegal drug methamphetamine. This makes Nexafed virtually useless for meth production. The Impede® technology ingredients are safe and do not affect the efficacy of […]

  • How does Nexafed block pseudoephedrine extraction?

    Only Nexafed utilizes MainPointe’s Impede® technology, a unique polymer matrix, which incorporates inactive ingredients to significantly disrupt the extraction and conversion of pseudoephedrine to methamphetamine. If abusers try to dissolve Nexafed to extract the pseudoephedrine to make methamphetamine, the polymers will form a thick gel to block that extraction.

  • How does Nexafed compare to other pseudoephedrine products that claim to have meth-resistant features?

    Nexafed® is the only meth-resistant pseudoephedrine product that is just as fast and effective as other commonly used pseudoephedrine products, such as Sudafed®, using FDA bioequivalence testing standards.2 No other meth-resistant products meet these standards. Nexafed is a traditional, solid-dose white tablet that will not melt or deform if exposed to warm temperatures.

  • Why is pseudoephedrine used to make methamphetamine?

    Methamphetamine can be produced relatively easily by combining household chemical ingredients with common over-the-counter cold medicines, such as pseudoephedrine. Since pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient found in many cold and allergy medicines available at local pharmacies, meth cooks have easy access to this key component needed to make methamphetamine.

  • What’s the difference between regular Nexafed Nasal Decongestant and Nexafed Sinus Pressure + Pain?

    While Nexafed provides powerful relief from congestion due to colds and allergies with pseudoephedrine, new Nexafed Sinus Pressure + Pain adds acetaminophen to relieve pain and fever associated with colds and sinus headaches. Both products offer non-drowsy relief and are formulated with Impede® technology to disrupt conversion of pseudoephedrine to methamphetamine.

  • How does expanding the Nexafed pipeline further help pharmacists fight methamphetamine (meth) abuse in their communities?

    As more pharmacies replace older single ingredient pseudoephedrine products with meth-resistant products like Nexafed, meth cooks are turning to combination pseudoephedrine products to get the ingredient needed to convert to meth. Nexafed Sinus Pressure + Pain offers a meth-resistant alternative for patients who need sinus congestion and pain relief. Nexafed Sinus Pressure + Pain is […]