Review: could Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride cause Agitation?


Agitation is found among people who take Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Claritin, and have Acute sinusitis . We study 255 people who have side effects while taking Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Agitation. Find out below who they are, when they have Agitation and more.

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Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride

Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride has active ingredients of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. It is often used in nasal congestion. (latest outcomes from Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 750 users)


Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, drug ineffective, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 61,465 Agitation patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

255 people reported to have side effects when taking Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride.
Among them, 13 people (5.1%) have Agitation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride cause Agitation?

Time on Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride when people have Agitation *:

  • < 1 month: 75.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

Gender of people who have Agitation when taking Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 58.33 %
  • 60+: 8.33 %

Severity if Agitation when taking Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Agitation **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety Disorder (19 people)
  • Acute Sinusitis (19 people)
  • Otitis Media (7 people)
  • Eustachian Tube Disorder (4 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Divalproex (19 people)
  • Claritin (19 people)
  • Clarithromycin (7 people)
  • Beconase Aqueous (4 people)
  • Effexor Xr (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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