nasal decongestant


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nasal decongestant

a drug that provides temporary relief of nasal symptoms in acute and chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. Most are over-the-counter products compounded with a small amount of vasoconstrictor, such as pseudoepHEDrine or phenylephrine. An antihistamine may enhance the value of a nasal decongestant in allergic rhinitis, and a corticosteroid may reduce inflammation. Prolonged use or dosage greater than recommended on the package may cause rebound vasodilation and severe congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa).

nasal decongestant

An oral or topically sprayed agent that ↓ swollen nasal mucosa, and facilitates breathing; NDs often cause a rebound effect, in which the Sx worsen when the ND is discontinued, due to tissue dependence on the drug
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Often the patient doesn't mention a nasal decongestant when listing his medications, because it's over-the-counter.
Prolonged use of topical nasal decongestants (oxymetazoline [Afrin; Category C] and phenylephrine [Neo-Synephrine; Category C]) may lead to this condition, which does not resolve spontaneously after delivery.
Consequently, many cough and cold medicines are now made with other nasal decongestants.
Cough and cold medications that contain nasal decongestants, antihistamines, cough suppressants, and expectorants commonly are used alone or in combination in attempts to temporarily relieve symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection in children aged <2 years.
Nasal decongestant sprays, systemic decongestants, anticholinergic agents such as ipratropium bromide, or steroid preparations may reduce turbinate swelling and relieve sinus pressure and pain in patients with congested turbinates.
In those cases, nasal decongestant sprays, systemic decongestants, anticholinergic agents such as ipratropium bromide, or steroid preparations may reduce turbinate swelling and relieve sinus pressure and pain.
Investigators tracked store deliveries and inventory for six months, showing he purchased 544,000 nasal decongestant tablets containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make meth.
He claims he tested positive to methamphetamine after unwittingly using an American Vicks nasal decongestant which contains different ingredients to the British type.
Reports suggests a nasal decongestant inhaler - which is thought to contain a derivative of methamphetamine - could be to blame for the failed test.
Reports suggest a nasal decongestant inhaler - which is thought to contain a derivative of methamphetamine - could be to blame for the failed test.
Nasal decongestant sprays often bring relief, but when they are overused, they many bring even moremisery.
Nasal decongestant sprays can actually leave your nose more stopped up.