Tuesday, July 31, 2012

6 caplets, compresses, sprays that relieve sinus pressure

Afrin sinus (Nasal Spray) and Afrin no drip (Pump Mist), manufactured by MSD Consumer Care, Inc., cools the sinuses and relieves sinus pressure.  The no drip ensures that the spray does not drip into your throat and nose. Both the products contain nasal decongestant oxymetazoline hydrochloride. The inactive components include benzyl alcohol, flavor, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, povidone, purified water, and sodium phosphate monobasic.

Benadryl® severe allergy plus sinus headache caplet, sold by McNeil-PPC, Inc., offers relief from various sinus problems, such as sinus headache, sinus pressure and nasal congestion. The drug contains a pain reliever (acetaminophen), nasal decongestant (phenylephrine) and an antihistamine (diphenhydramine).  The inactive ingredients of the drug include candelilla wax, crospovidone, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch and titanium dioxide.
Claritin-D, a product by MSD Consumer Care, Inc., is sold in two formulations: 12-hour and 24-hour. The non-drowsy tablets give you relief from symptoms of allergy, such as sinus pressure and nasal congestion. The principal active ingredients of the drug are pseudoephedrine sulfate and loratadine, an antihistamine.
Sudafed 12-hour pressure + pain from McNeil-PPC, Inc. offers relief from fever, headache, minor body pains and aches, and sinus pressure. The caplets clear sinus and nasal congestion and thereby promote sinus drainage. Sudafed consists of naproxen sodium, which reduces fever and relieves pain, and pseudoephedrine HCI. The inactive ingredients of the caplet are colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, polysorbate 80 and titanium dioxide. If you are allergic to aspirin, its naproxen sodium, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), may trigger an allergic reaction.
Sudafed PE® pressure + pain, a non-drowsy formulation by McNeil-PPC, Inc., gives you relief from nasal congestion, sinus congestion and sinus pressure, promoting sinus drainage. The caplet also reduces aches, headaches and pains. The caplets contain acetaminophen, a pain reliever, and phenylephrine, a nasal decongestant. Other components of the drug include cornstarch, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sodium starch glycolate and titanium dioxide. The medicine is for adults only. Over dosage may damage liver.
Thermalon natural sinus pain relief compress, a product of Bruder Healthcare Company, relives sinus pain and pressure. The compress also helps in treating dental pain, dry eye syndrome, headache, migraine, stress, tension and weariness. The hand washable compress is contoured to fit to the face.
Consult the doctor and follow the directions on label before administering the above caplets.

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