nasal decongestant


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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Two groups of patients responding differently to INSS therapy seem to respond similarly to nasal decongestant agent administration.
"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.
The morning dose includes pseudoephedrine (a nasal decongestant) and methscopolamine (to help slow the release of body secretions, including mucus in the nose.) The evening tablet contains phenylephrine (another nasal decongestant), chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine to stop histamine production and prevent runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes) and methscopolamine.
This drug combines an antihistamine with a nasal decongestant.
All three infants had what appeared to be high levels of pseudoephedrine (a nasal decongestant) in postmortem blood samples.
Yawn frequently and use nasal decongestant sprays before take-off and landing to open ear and nasal passages.
Additionally, doctors say avoid swimming pools with high concentrations of chlorine, and when flying, use a nasal decongestant before takeoff and landing.
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.