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AURI: Decongestants dry secretions from your nose when you have colds but it takes a few days before restoring your sense of smell because auri last a few days. ...Read more
I get really congested due to year round allergies. I can't tolerate the decongestants. Could i try a child's dose to see if it would help?
Avoid decongestants: In general, decongestants are not really effective long-term therapies for allergies. Generally, the effects of decongestants are to constrict blood vessels, throughout the body, which really does nothing to treat the causative problem, which is inflammation related to the allergen. Antihistamines, nasal steroids, allergen avoidance, and leukotriene antagonists are more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sick with severe congestion for three days. Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it. Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?
Viral.....: This is likely a viral infection(perhaps flu) that will run its course over the next few days. For cough and chest congestion, see your doctor (since over the counter meds not working) as you may need bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers to decrease bronchospasm that may be causing the cough. For nasal congestion, perhaps saline nasal spray (over the counter); see doctor if ineffective. ...Read more
Hello my favorite doctors! Just wondering if the clairitin that doesn't have the decongestant in it keepsyou awake as well? I've heard this complaint.
Unlikely: Claritin (loratadine) is considered a non-sedating antihistamine. By package insert it is associated with 7% sedation. Higher doses and taking medication that slows the metabolism of loratadine such as erythromycin, cimetidine (Tagamet) or ketoconazole can cause sedation even with 1 tablet. Rarely, it is an upper, but this is unusual. ...Read more
It Depends: Unfortunately, there are mult versions of Nyquil. Some contain the active ingredient in Sudafed (usually actually Sudafed PE which is phenylephrine). Other's do not. When it comes to OTC the counter meds it is as confusing and dangerous as if not more than prescriptions meds. Talk to your doc or pharmacist about the right product(s) for your specific needs and poss interaction with your presc meds ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get relief from nasal congesgtion if I have a heart condition and can't take decongestants?
Antihistamine: The decongestant that you cannot take is phenylephrine. This medication can be sold individually or packaged with other medications when the label indicates "-d" such as claritin-d. Antihistamine, on the other hand, is not a problem for most patients with heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take sudafed and nyquil together? Since the nyquil doesn't have a decongestant i think it would be ok
Decongestant: If you do not have high blood pressure or other contraindications to decongestants, you can try phenylephrine contained in certain combination antihistamines, when necessary. Better yet, sterile saline spray or Cortaid nasal spray and I understand Flonase is OTC as well. Do not use Afrin or similar sprays for more than 3 days in a row to avoid rebound congestion, addiction, mucosal damage. ...Read more
Among other things: Phenergan (promethazine) is a phenothiazine (most of the family are anti-psychotics) which is used primarily for its antihistaminic, antiemetic, & sedative effects. Because it also blocks acetylcholine, it can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating. As a phenothiazine it may cause uncontrollable movement disorders (extrapyramidal reaction). Also a photosensitizer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avamys: That is a medication sold in the phillippines. It is the same medication as that sold in the U.S. Under the prescription name of veramyst. It is a nasal steroid used for nasal allergies. ...Read more
any OTC: If you tolerate clonazepam, then i think any over the counter decongestant would be ok to try. The hardest part is looking through the aisle with cold and allergy meds to find just the decongestant, not a combination of different products together--don't hesitate to ask your pharmacist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer