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Noun1.Drixoral - the trade name for a drug used to treat upper respiratory congestion; it contains an antihistamine and a bronchodilator and a vasoconstrictor
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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The popular nasal decongestants Actifed, Drixoral, and Sudafed may relieve a stuffy nose.
Oral decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Drixoral), relieve nasal swelling pressure and congestion, but they don't treat the cause of the inflammation.
A Allergists generally recommend that older adults avoid first-generation antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), brompheniramine (Dimetapp and others), clemastine fumarate (Tavist, Allerhist), and dexbrompheniramine (Drixoral).
Jim Anderson, a lobbyist for the drug company Schering-Plough, which makes such pseudoephedrine products as Claritin-D and Drixoral, said requiring a prescription would lead consumers to mix over-the-counter remedies to treat various conditions, such as allergy symptoms and nasal congestion.
Some common over-the-counter acetaminophen combinations include various products of brands such as Alka-Seltzer, Benadryl, Comtrex, Contac, Coricidin, Dimetapp, Drixoral, Excedrin, Goody's, Midol, Percogesic, Robitussin, Singlet, Sinutab, Tavist, TheraFlu, Triaminic, Vanquish, and Vicks.
Such category mainstays as Contac, Sudafed, Drixoral, Actifed and Tavist-D all have ingredients once available only by prescription.
26, 1992: Doctor says Wells has a sinus problem and prescribes Drixoral, an over-the-counter drug.
Brand $ sales Rank(**) Advil $189.0 4 Sudafed cold products 60.0 48 Benadryl 60.0 49 Motrin IB 54.6 57 Dimetapp 51.0 59 Imodium AD 48.2 64 Aleve(***) 41.5 72 Tavist 40.5 75 Monistat 7 38.6 79 Afrin 36.1 88 Actifed cold 22.6 145 Drixoral 22.1 153 Nuprin 21.0 157 Triaminic 17.7 180 Cortizone 5/10 15.8 207 Gyne-Lotrimin 14.8 214 Motrin 14.4 220 Chlor-Trimaton 12.0 248 Cortaid 11.5 258 (*)Brands introduced since 1984, excluding existing brands adding switched ingredients.
Typical examples of such combinations that are available without prescription are Contac,[R] A.R.M.,[R] Chlor-Trimeton D,[R] Sudafed Plus,[R] Actifed,[R] Demazine,[R] Dimetapp,[R] Drixoral,[R] or Triaminic.[R]
In breaking the story about the campaign for Drixoral, a Schering-Plough Corporation product, on Wednesday, December 27, I quoted a White House spokeswoman saying, "Using the president's image in advertising is frowned upon." That impelled CBS and ABC, which had earlier agreed to carry the ad on their early morning news shows, to drop it; NBC relegated it only to late-night programming.
Other wholesalers and drug chains are preparing to launch it under their private labels, and KVK is awaiting approval for an equivalent of Drixoral, which also had production suspended by Merck.