Allergy Medicine vs Sudafed for Congestion

Allergy Medicine
(OTC)
Sudafed
(OTC)
Allergy Medicine is a systemic antihistamine.
Sudafed is a systemic sympathomimetic decongestant.
Satisfaction Score
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1.0
Not at All Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
5.0
Helpfulness
for Congestion
2.9
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 15, 1992
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
14,390 Discussions
63,109 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Cough
#3 for Sneezing
#5 for Hives
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Congestion
#8 for Vomiting
#9 for Nausea
Allergy Medicine is approved for Allergy and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Flu
#6 for Runny Nose
Sudafed is approved for Sinus Infections, Congestion, Flu, Nasal Congestion, Sinus Headaches and Runny Nose and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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All
Depression
6
Watery Eyes
3
Itchy Eyes
3
Wheezing
3
Addiction
3
Bleeding
2
Cancer
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Nose Bleeds
2
Dry Mouth
1
Sud
Addiction
4
Palpitations
4
Itching
3
Tinnitus
2
Dehydration
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Tachycardia
1
Gagging
1
Fainting
1
Hearing Loss
1
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Allergy Medicine
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Sudafed
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Depression
All
Sud
6
0
Watery Eyes
All
Sud
3
0
Itchy Eyes
All
Sud
3
0
Wheezing
All
Sud
3
0
Addiction
All
Sud
3
4
Bleeding
All
Sud
2
0
Cancer
All
Sud
2
0
High Blood Pressure
All
Sud
2
0
Nose Bleeds
All
Sud
2
0
Dry Mouth
All
Sud
1
0
Addiction
Sud
All
4
3
Palpitations
Sud
All
4
0
Itching
Sud
All
3
0
Tinnitus
Sud
All
2
0
Dehydration
Sud
All
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sud
All
2
0
Tachycardia
Sud
All
1
0
Gagging
Sud
All
1
0
Fainting
Sud
All
1
0
Hearing Loss
Sud
All
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Allergy Medicine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Sudafed during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Allergy Medicine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Sudafed and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Oral Drops, Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Tablet: , 25 mg, 4-25-650 mg
Capsule: 25 mg
Elixir: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Liquid: 12.5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 120 mg, 240 mg
Capsule: 120 mg
Drops: 7.5 mg/0.8 mL
Syrup: 30 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenhydramine Hcl
Pseudoephedrine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Allergy Medicine and Sudafed: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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