Congestal for symptoms of hay fever and the common cold


Generic name :

Paracetamol (acetaminophen)
Chlorpheniramine maleate
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride

Composition :

Each tablet contains:
Active ingredients:
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)              650 mg
Chlorphenirarnine maleate                    4 mg
Pseudoephedrine HCL                            60 mg
Inactive ingredient: Povidone K30, Corn starch (Maize starch), Croscarmellose sodium, Talc, Colloidal Silicon dioxide (Aerosil 200),Magnesium stearate.

Pharmaceuticat form :


Mechanism of action :

Congestal combine the action of its ingredients
as follow:
– Acetaminophen acts as pain reliever and fever reducer.
– Chlorpheniramine maleate acts as antihistamine  -Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride acts as nasal decongestant.

Indications :

Congestal is indicated for:
Relieving these symptoms of hay fever and the common cold:
– runny nose and sneezing
– nasal congestion
– minor aches and pains
– headache
– sinus congestion and pressure
Relieving these additional symptoms of hay fever:
– itching of the nose or throat
– itchy, watery eyes                                                                                  -helps clear nasal passafles

Dosage and administration :

Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Adults and children 12 years and over: take one tablet every 4-6 hours                                                                                                               • swallow whole – do not crush, chew or dissolve
• do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.

Contra indications :

Hypersensitivity to any of ingredients of Congestal tablets.

Drug interactions :

Congestal tablets should not be used with:
• Any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or non-prescnption). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.

• Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, ps>,chiatnc or emotional conditions, or Parkinson s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do
not know if your prescribed drugs contain an MAO I , ask a doctor or pharmacist before giving this product.

Precautions and warnings :

Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take:
• more than 6 tablets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
• with other drugs containing acetaminophen.                                      .3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.

Congsetal tablets should not be used to make a child sleepy.

Ask a doctor before use if you have :

– liver disease
– heart disease
– glaucoma
– thyroid disease
– high blood pressure
– trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
– a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
– diabetes

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are :

– taking sedatives or tranquilizers
– taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

When using this product :

– do not use more than directed
– excitability may occur, especially in children

– alcohol, sedatives and tranqullizers may increase drowsiness
– avoid alcoholic drinks
– be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
– drowsiness may occur

Stop use and ask a doctor if :

– new symptoms occur
– you get nelVOUS, dizzy or sleepless
– pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
– redness or swelling is present
– fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days These could be signs of a serious condition.
– If pregnant or breast-feeding,
– Ask a health professional before use. In case of overdose. get medical help.

Patient Instructions :

Keep out of reach of children.

Package and storage :

A carton box containing 1 or 2 (AI/opaque white PVC)
blisters each of 10 tablets + insert leaflet.
Store in dry place at temperature not exceeding 25° C.

produced by :

sigma pharmaceutical industries egypt . s.a.e