Expectorant vs Nasal Decongestant
Did you mean taking both Expectorant and Nasal Decongestant?
Expectorant is a mucus relief medication.
Nasal Decongestant is a cough & cold medication.
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Side Effects and Concerns
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Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
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.
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.
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.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Expectorant during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Before taking Nasal Decongestant during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Expectorant and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Nasal Decongestant and alcohol.
Method of use
Inhalation, Pill, Syrup
Liquid: 100 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 200 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 60 mg, 2.5-60 mg, 12-75 mg, 30-500 mg
Syrup: , 1.25-30 mg/5 mL, 2-12.5 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 12-120 mg, 30-200 mg
Inhaler: 50 mg
Solution: 6.25-50 mg/mL
No Food Instructions
Follow manufacturer's instructions re:take with food because food may affect absorption
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Interaction between Expectorant and Nasal Decongestant: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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