Nasal Decongestant vs Nasonex

Nasal Decongestant
(OTC)
Nasonex
(Rx)
Nasal Decongestant is a cough & cold medication.
Nasonex is a respiratory medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Congestion
2.2
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 1, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,877 Discussions
15,623 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#3 for Common Cold
#4 for Cough
#5 for Congestion
#6 for Flu
#7 for Runny Nose
#8 for Sneezing
#10 for Rhinitis
Nasal Decongestant is approved for Allergy, Nasal Congestion, Common Cold, Cough, Congestion, Flu, Runny Nose and Sneezing and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Nasonex is prescribed for Congestion, Seasonal Allergies, Rhinitis and Allergic Rhinitis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Nas
Addiction
7
High Blood Pressure
4
Dry Mouth
2
Nose Bleeds
2
Palpitations
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Tachycardia
1
Apnea
1
Diabetes
1
Paranoia
1
Nas
Sore Throat
4
Bronchitis
2
Weight Gain
2
Cataract
2
Sinus Pressure
2
Palpitations
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Glaucoma
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Yawning
1
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Nasal Decongestant
Nas
Nasonex
Nas
Addiction
Nas
Nas
7
0
High Blood Pressure
Nas
Nas
4
2
Dry Mouth
Nas
Nas
2
0
Nose Bleeds
Nas
Nas
2
0
Palpitations
Nas
Nas
1
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nas
Nas
1
0
Tachycardia
Nas
Nas
1
0
Apnea
Nas
Nas
1
0
Diabetes
Nas
Nas
1
0
Paranoia
Nas
Nas
1
0
Sore Throat
Nas
Nas
4
0
Bronchitis
Nas
Nas
2
0
Weight Gain
Nas
Nas
2
0
Cataract
Nas
Nas
2
0
Sinus Pressure
Nas
Nas
2
0
Palpitations
Nas
Nas
2
1
High Blood Pressure
Nas
Nas
2
4
Glaucoma
Nas
Nas
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Nas
Nas
1
0
Yawning
Nas
Nas
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 Nasal Decongestant during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Nasonex 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 Nasal Decongestant and alcohol.
Method of use
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Inhalation, Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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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
Spray: 50 mcg/actuation
Food Instructions
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Follow manufacturer's instructions re:take with food because food may affect absorption
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Phenylpropanolamine Hcl/Chlorpheniramine Maleate , Pseudoephedrine Hcl/Triprolidine Hcl , Levmetamfetamine , Guaifenesin/Phenylpropanolamine Hcl , Phenylpropanolamine Hcl/Brompheniramine Maleate , Pseudoephedrine Hcl/Brompheniramine Maleate , Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine Hcl , Xylometazoline Hcl , Phenylephrine Hcl , Pseudoephedrine Hcl , Oxymetazoline Hcl
Mometasone Furoate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Nasal Decongestant and Nasonex: 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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