phenylephrine

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phenylephrine

[¦fen·əl′ef·rən]
(pharmacology)
C9H13NO2 A sympathomimetic amine, used in its hydrochloride salt form as a vasoconstrictor.
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Pseudoephedrine has been replaced with another substance known as phenylephrine in a new product called Sudafed PE, which is currently shipping to retail outlets nationwide.
Sudafed PE has been sold for a number of years in the United Kingdom and has proved safe and effective, according to Lori Deo, marketing director for Sudafed and Sudacare.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is shipping Sudafed PE late this month and the pseudoephedrine-free decongestant should reach store shelves nationwide next month, according to Lori Deo, marketing director for Sudafed and Sudacare.
Sudafed PE has been sold successfully for several years in the United Kingdom but is debuting in the United States to provide an alternative to original Sudafed, which contains pseudoephedrine, a substance used to produce methamphetamine, an illegal and addictive drug.
But Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is taking steps to curb meth production with its introduction this month of Sudafed PE, a version of the cold and allergy medicine that is made with phenylephrine rather than pseudoephedrine.
The actors attempted to purchase aspirin when they picked up Coumadin, and Sudafed PE with Toprol XL.