AT THE STORE
WHY SOME PRODUCTS ARE AT THE PHARMACY COUNTER
The SUDAFED® family of products contains one of three decongestants: pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, or oxymetazoline. Because, pseudoephedrine can be used to illegally manufacture methamphetamines (also known as meth), federal regulations require that it be sold behind the pharmacy or service counter. A prescription is not required to purchase these products.
HOW TO BUY AT THE PHARMACY COUNTER
The procedure may vary state by state, but generally to purchase a product containing the ingredient pseudoephedrine at a store with a pharmacy, you will need to do the following:
- go to the pharmacy or service counter
- show photo identification
- sign a logbook
PRODUCTS FOUND AT THE PHARMACY COUNTER
Only the products below are found at the pharmacy counter. Our other products can be found in the cold and allergy aisle. If you have trouble locating a product, talk to your pharmacist.
- SUDAFED® Congestion
- SUDAFED® 12 Hour
- SUDAFED® 12 Hour Pressure+Pain
- SUDAFED® 24 Hour
- SUDAFED® Triple Action™