nasal spray can make it lose its effectiveness and lead to rebound congestion," said Peters, who treats patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is an associate professor in medicine-allergy-immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Use an over-the- counter decongestant
, but see your doctor if you are not better in five to seven days because you may need antibiotics.
The following medicines should not be taken while you're breastfeeding, either on their own or in any medicines that contain them: Aspirin: a painkiller Codeine: a painkiller Phenylephrine: a decongestant
(for blocked noses) found in some cold medicines Phenylpropanolamine: a decongestant
found in some cold medicines Quaifenesin: used to bring up phlegm, found in some cough medicines Any ingredient that produces drowsiness: such as some antihistamines that may be found in decongestants
, for example, diphenhydramine.
It said Ephedrine is a decongestant
Though simple nasal decongestant
can be purchased without a medical prescription, unless it is used exactly as directed, people can become addicted to it, increasing their symptoms and destroying sensitive nasal tissue," said Dr Rehan Siddiqui, ENT Specialist, Zulekha Hospital Dubai.
Much of her dance life was spent on Claritin-D, a combination decongestant
and antihistamine that brought her symptoms into line, though she admits the decongestant
made her a bit jittery.
Yet Hernandez said more research is needed to see if there is an actual cause and effect relationship between decongestant
use and preterm birth and if so, what element in the decongestant
is producing this outcome.
Wyeth's Dimetapp Decongestant
Infants' Drops and J&J's Tylenol Concentrated Infants' Drops were among 14 drugs withdrawn, prior to a review this week by advisers to the Food and Drug Administration of their safety and effectiveness.
They charged that drug companies, out of greed, were refusing to replace the pseudoephedrine in their cold medicines, a methamphetamine precursor, with the decongestant
phenylephrine, which is useless in producing meth.
The Combat Methamphetamine Act of 2005, which trumps laws that had already been passed in many states, made stores move their cold medicines containing the decongestant
pseudoephedrine -- which can be extracted and used to make methamphetamine -- behind the counter, limit the amount that consumers can purchase and require purchasers to present photo identification.
nasal sprays may shrink nasal tissues and alleviate serious allergy symptoms, specialists warn that frequent use of the over-the-counter products may pose a serious medical risk.
I did get better," says Anna Taylor, 23, who offered up her stuffy nose for a study of a new decongestant