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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Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan is an antitussive (cough suppressant) available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that control coughs due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants. It may be written as dextromethorphan or dextromethorphan hydrobromide, but it is the same active ingredient. Dextromethorphan can be the only active ingredient in […]

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Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin

Guaifenesin is an expectorant available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that make coughs more productive by loosening chest congestion and ridding the airways of bothersome mucus. Guaifenesin can be the only active ingredient in a cough medicine, or it can be found in multi-symptom cough and cold products. Guaifenesin may also be found in medicines that […]

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