Thursday, July 26, 2012

5 tablets for sinus headache relief

For treating sinus headache, a number of drugs are available in the market. Five drugs manufactured by well-known companies are discussed in this article.

ADVIL® cold & sinus caplet, reduces nasal inflammation and associated pain, and clears congestion. Advil also relieves sinus pressure, headache and fever. The caplet, a tablet in capsule shape, contains ibuprofen that reduces fever and relieves pain, and pseudoephedrine, a nasal decongestant. Liqui-Gels, liquid filled capsules, are also available for the medicine. The gels contain solubilized ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine.ALEVE-D sinus & headache, the multi-symptom relief caplet Healthcare LLC, relieves sinus congestion, sinus pressure, headache and nasal congestion. The medicine contains naproxen sodium that reduces fever and relieves pain, and pseudoephedrine. However, naproxen sodium may lead to allergies, particularly in the patients who are already allergic to aspirin.

EXCEDRIN® sinus headache, a non-prescription medicine, relieves nasal and sinus congestion, sinus pressure and headache. The drug consists of phenylephrine hydrochloride (HCl), a nasal decongestant, and acetaminophen, a pain reliever.  You can choose from tablets and caplets. Excedrin®.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare offers MORTIN® sinus headachefor sinus headache relief.  The caplets consist of a nasal decongestant, pain reliever and fever reducer. Mortin also relieves nasal congestion and sinus pressure and pain. The principal active components of the drug include ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine HCI.
TYLENOL® sinus relieves sinus symptoms including sinus headache, sinus congestion, sinus pressure and pain, and runny nose. The company sells two varieties of the drug: nighttime and daytime. Light green tablets (daytime) consists of phenylephrine hydrochloride and acetaminophen. The principal active ingredient of the dark green tablets (nighttime) include acetaminophen, phenylephrine hydrochloride and chlorpheniramine maleate, an antihistamine.   The patients, especially those suffering from liver or kidney disorders, high blood pressure or diabetes should consult the physician before taking Tylenol. The sweet-coated eZ tablets of Tylenol are easy to swallow.

All the above medicines are for adults and should not be administered to children.  Read the labels carefully and follow the instructions. Consult the physician, as some of the sinus headache relief medicines may be harmful for the patients who are suffering from other diseases. Pregnant women shall not consume these medicines without consulting a physician.

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