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Sinex: Vicks Sinex is a brand of topical nasal decongestant spray produced by Vicks, a division of Procter & Gamble. The active ingredient contained in t ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Grover
26 years experience General Surgery
Decongestant: Sinex is an over the counter (OTC) decongestant that reduces nasal / sinus stuffiness

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: Can take a few weeks and depends upon how long and how much you used it. Nasal steroids are often prescribed to reduce the symptoms of withdrawal.
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Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
OK: In general, a non-sedating antihistamine taken together with an older antihistamine isn't a problem. The bigger problem, however, is that one antihist ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with doctor: Your doctor can provide you with options regarding these medications.
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Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not good idea: Nasal decongestant sprays should only be used for about 3 days. Otherwise, a severe rebound congestion problem will occur and that creates a dependanc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ingredients: The ultra fine mist contains oxymetazoline and the spray contains phenylephrine. These can cause rebound nasal congestion (Rhinitis Medicamentosa ) i ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing: The active ingredient and all the inactive ingredients are exactly the same. It appears the price is the same. With nasal decongestants such as thes ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stop using: You should only use over the counter sprays like sinex for 3-5 days. If you are using for a longer period of time... You will experience rebound or na ... Read More
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Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Not common: This is not a common complaint or side effect from either of the meds. If this continues, then you need to see your DR
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Remember do not use the sinex for more than 3 days, and takes the pills with food, they may make you nauseous.
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