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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Pheniramine

Pheniramine

Pheniramine (also referred to as pheniramine maleate) is an antihistamine available in both oral and topical forms and is used to treat a number of different conditions. Oral pheniramine is found in multi-symptom over-the-counter (OTC) medicines used to alleviate symptoms due to hay fever, or other upper respiratory as well as cold symptoms. Topically applied […]

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Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fevers. Acetaminophen is also available in prescription medicines combined with other ingredients, and on some prescription labels it may be abbreviated as APAP. It will never be abbreviated and will always say acetaminophen on Drug Facts […]

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