Phenylephrine

Phenylephrine

Phenylephrine is an active ingredient that has different uses in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. When used as a nasal decongestant, phenylephrine relieves a stuffy nose due to the common cold or other ailments. Phenylephrine also shrinks the swelling caused by hemorrhoids. It may be written as phenylephrine or phenylephrine hydrochloride, but it is the same active […]

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Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve external itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation, and rashes. It may be written as hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, but these are different forms of the same active ingredient. Hydrocortisone can also be the only ingredient in a topical pain reliever (i.e., creams […]

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