In Good Health: When a popular decongestant doesn't work
Have you ever suffered from a cold or allergies, reached for medication, and well, it doesn’t work?Phenylephrine, acommon ingredient in many over-the-counter decongestant medications, may not be doing anything for your stuffy nose.
Last week, an FDA advisory panel unanimously agreed that the ingredient when administered orally is ineffective. The decision could affect hundreds of products including Sudafed PE, NyQuil Severe Cold and Flu, and Benadryl Allergy Plus Congestion.
Our panel talks about the best alternatives for relief and how you should be preparing for the colder months as sicknesses surge.
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