Decongestant Antihistamine vs Expectorant

Decongestant Antihistamine
(OTC)
Expectorant
(OTC)
Decongestant Antihistamine is a cough & cold medication.
Expectorant is a mucus relief medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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4.6
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
4.7
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
253 Discussions
10,075 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Cough
#3 for Common Cold
#4 for Runny Nose
#5 for Congestion
#7 for Sneezing
#9 for Flu
#10 for Cold Symptoms
Decongestant Antihistamine is approved for Allergy, Cough, Common Cold, Runny Nose and Congestion and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Bronchitis
#4 for Flu
Expectorant is approved for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dec
Palpitations
9
Itchy Eyes
2
Arrythmia
1
Eye Strain
1
Bronchiolitis
1
Candida
1
Diabetes
1
Menstrual Cramps
1
Nose Bleeds
1
Gastritis
1
Exp
Vomiting
5
Nausea
4
Dizziness
2
Cancer
2
High Blood Pressure
1
Depression
1
Ear Infection
1
Dehydration
1
Diabetes
1
Burning
1
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Decongestant Antihistamine
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Expectorant
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Palpitations
Dec
Exp
9
0
Itchy Eyes
Dec
Exp
2
0
Arrythmia
Dec
Exp
1
0
Eye Strain
Dec
Exp
1
0
Bronchiolitis
Dec
Exp
1
0
Candida
Dec
Exp
1
0
Diabetes
Dec
Exp
1
1
Menstrual Cramps
Dec
Exp
1
0
Nose Bleeds
Dec
Exp
1
0
Gastritis
Dec
Exp
1
0
Vomiting
Exp
Dec
5
0
Nausea
Exp
Dec
4
0
Dizziness
Exp
Dec
2
0
Cancer
Exp
Dec
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Exp
Dec
1
0
Depression
Exp
Dec
1
0
Ear Infection
Exp
Dec
1
0
Dehydration
Exp
Dec
1
0
Diabetes
Exp
Dec
1
1
Burning
Exp
Dec
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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C Category C
Before taking Decongestant Antihistamine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Expectorant 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 Decongestant Antihistamine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Expectorant and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2.5-60 mg, 4-25 mg, 12-75 mg
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Phenylpropanolamine Hcl/Brompheniramine Maleate
Guaifenesin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Decongestant Antihistamine and Expectorant: 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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