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  • What is Nexafed?

    Nexafed is a non-prescription, maximum-strength, non-drowsy pseudoephedrine medication that combines effective nasal and sinus congestion relief with methamphetamine-resistant Impede® technology.2

  • What is the active ingredient in Nexafed?

    The active ingredient in Nexafed is pseudoephedrine HCl, which relieves nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies. Ninety-three percent of pharmacists surveyed believe pseudoephedrine HCl is the most effective nasal decongestant available.4

  • What are the potential side effects of Nexafed?

    Nexafed, consistent with all pseudoephedrine products, lists the following warnings related to potential side effects: “Do not exceed recommended dosage. If nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs, discontinue use and consult a doctor.” “If symptoms do not improve within 7 days or are accompanied by a fever, consult a doctor.” “Do not use if you are […]

  • Is Nexafed effective in relieving cold and allergy congestion?

    Nexafed is just as effective at relieving nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies as other immediate release pseudoephedrine products on the market that do not have meth-resistant technologies. A clinical study showed that Nexafed with Impede® pseudoephedrine HCI (2 x 30 mg) tablets was comparable to an equivalent […]

  • 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 conversion of pseudoephedrine to the illegal drug methamphetamine.1 The Impede® technology ingredients are safe and do not affect the efficacy of Nexafed.1

  • Are the ingredients in Nexafed safe?

    Yes. All ingredients in Nexafed with Impede® technology are in amounts the same as or less than those used in other pharmaceutical products approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The Impede® technology combines these ingredients in a unique way to give the medication its meth-resistant properties while still maintaining its effectiveness.

  • Is Nexafed FDA approved?

    Nexafed is manufactured and marketed in compliance with FDA regulations governing pseudoephedrine products.6

  • 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.