Product Information

Registration Status: Active

PSEUDORINE TABLET 60mg is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 1989-08-06. It is marketed by SUNWARD PHARMACEUTICAL PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN03178P.

This product contains Pseudoephedrine 60mg in the form of TABLET. It is approved for ORAL use.

This product is manufactured by SUNWARD PHARMACEUTICAL PTE LTD in SINGAPORE.

It is a Pharmacy Only Medicine that can be obtained from a pharmacist at a retail pharmacy.



An alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used in the treatment of several disorders including asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.


For the treatment of nasal congestion, sinus congestion, Eustachian tube congestion, and vasomotor rhinitis, and as an adjunct to other agents in the optimum treatment of allergic rhinitis, croup, sinusitis, otitis media, and tracheobronchitis. Also used as first-line therapy of priapism.

Mechanism of Action

Pseudoephedrine acts directly on both alpha- and, to a lesser degree, beta-adrenergic receptors. Through direct action on alpha-adrenergic receptors in the mucosa of the respiratory tract, pseudoephedrine produces vasoconstriction. Pseudoephedrine relaxes bronchial smooth muscle by stimulating beta2-adrenergic receptors. Like ephedrine, pseudoephedrine releasing norepinephrine from its storage sites, an indirect effect. This is its main and direct mechanism of action. The displaced noradrenaline is released into the neuronal synapse where it is free to activate the postsynaptic adrenergic receptors.


Pseudoephedrine is readily and almost completely absorbed from the GI tract and there is no evidence of first-pass metabolism.


Common adverse reactions include nervousness, restlessness, and insomnia. Rare adverse reactions include difficult/painful urination, dizziness/lightheadedness, heart palpitations, headache, increased sweating, nausea/vomiting, trembling, troubled breathing, unusual paleness, and weakness.

Active Ingredient/Synonyms

(+) threo-2-(methylamino)-1-phenyl-1-propanol | (+)-(1S,2S)-Pseudoephedrine | (+)-Pseudoephedrine | (+)-psi-Ephedrine | (+)-threo-Ephedrine | d-Isoephedrine | d-Pseudoephedrine | d-psi-2-Methylamino-1-phenyl-1-propanol | d-psi-Ephedrine | Isoephedrine | L-(+)-Pseudoephedrine | L(+)-psi-Ephedrine | Pseudoefedrina | pseudoéphédrine | Pseudoephedrine D-form | Pseudoephedrinum | Psi-ephedrin | Psi-ephedrine | trans-Ephedrine | ψ-ephedrine | Pseudoephedrine |

Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.


  1. Health Science Authority of Singapore - Reclassified POM
  2. Drugbank