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Are both medications in cardec for allergies?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

Cardec contained an antihistamine and a decongestant, both of which might be helpful for allergies in slightly different ways.
However, cardec was pulled from the market in march 2011 by the fda and should no longer be available.

In brief: Yes

Cardec contained an antihistamine and a decongestant, both of which might be helpful for allergies in slightly different ways.
However, cardec was pulled from the market in march 2011 by the fda and should no longer be available.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes but think twice

Cardec contains chlorpheniramine which is an antihistamine kind of like benadryl (diphenhydramine).
It has been around a long time. The other ingredient is phenylephrine which is a decongestant designed to help with nasal congestion. It has unwanted side effects such as dry mouth and decrease appetite, among others with multiple drug interactions. The best treatment for allergies is nasal steroid sprays.

In brief: Yes but think twice

Cardec contains chlorpheniramine which is an antihistamine kind of like benadryl (diphenhydramine).
It has been around a long time. The other ingredient is phenylephrine which is a decongestant designed to help with nasal congestion. It has unwanted side effects such as dry mouth and decrease appetite, among others with multiple drug interactions. The best treatment for allergies is nasal steroid sprays.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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