Why Nexafed

Nexafed battles congestion. And meth abuse, too.

It’s no wonder Nexafed is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand of meth-resistant pseudoephedrine. Nexafed delivers the same relief you’ve come to expect from other leading pseudoephedrine products on the market, but uses Impede® technology, which makes it much more difficult for meth abusers to convert into meth. And that can lead to a safer community. Want to see how? Watch the videos below.

Discover the Nexafed difference.

Nexafed is just as effective at relieving nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies as other pseudoephedrine products that do not have meth-deterring technologies.3 A clinical study showed that Nexafed pseudoephedrine HCI (2 x 30 mg) tablets with Impede® technology was comparable to an equivalent oral dose of Sudafed® tablets.4

Nexafed
Sudafed®
Safe and effective
Fast-acting
Comparable price
Maximum-strength, non-drowsy
30-mg pseudoephedrine HCI immediate-release tablets
Meth-deterring Impede® technology
Helps protect your community

Only Nexafed has Impede® technology

Other pseudoephedrine products that are not meth-resistant can be easily dissolved, filtered, and converted to meth. However, if abusers try to dissolve Nexafed to make meth, the inactive ingredients and unique polymer matrix of Nexafed form a thick gel that blocks the extraction. The inactive ingredients of this unique polymer configuration do not affect product efficacy or safety. In the direct conversion (one-pot) method, Nexafed significantly disrupts the process, making it virtually useless for meth production.

What you should know about Impede® technology

  • Significantly disrupts the extraction and conversion of PSE to methamphetamine
  • Ingredients do not affect product efficacy or safety
  • Published rigorous independent laboratory data and marketplace results

Our company’s commitment to defending your community.

Acura Pharmaceuticals is committed to fighting medication abuse and misuse—developing technologies to address this is all we do. We’re particularly proud of Nexafed which has unique meth-deterring Impede® technology to deliver the relief you expect in a familiar tablet form, while making your community safer.

Nexafed makes a difference in your community by giving you the choice to buy better, safer products. Our commitment to making communities healthier and safer goes beyond our products and innovations—we also donate to the Meth Project, a program from the national nonprofit organization, The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Each donation helps battle meth abuse for good.