Sudafed vs Zyrtec D for Congestion

Sudafed
(OTC)
Zyrtec D
(OTC)
Sudafed is a systemic sympathomimetic decongestant.
Zyrtec D is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Congestion
2.9
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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December 15, 1992
August 10, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
63,081 Discussions
2,236 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Congestion
#3 for Cough
#5 for Sneezing
#6 for Runny Nose
#7 for Common Cold
#9 for Flu
Zyrtec D is approved for Allergy and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Sud
Addiction
2
Palpitations
2
Itching
2
Tinnitus
1
Dehydration
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Tachycardia
1
Gagging
1
Fainting
1
Hearing Loss
1
Zyr
Drowsiness
8
Dizziness
7
High Blood Pressure
3
Depression
2
Ear Infection
2
Vertigo
2
Palpitations
2
Tinnitus
2
Weight Gain
2
Vomiting
2
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Sudafed
Sud
Zyrtec D
Zyr
Addiction
Sud
Zyr
2
0
Palpitations
Sud
Zyr
2
2
Itching
Sud
Zyr
2
0
Tinnitus
Sud
Zyr
1
2
Dehydration
Sud
Zyr
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sud
Zyr
1
0
Tachycardia
Sud
Zyr
1
0
Gagging
Sud
Zyr
1
0
Fainting
Sud
Zyr
1
0
Hearing Loss
Sud
Zyr
1
0
Drowsiness
Zyr
Sud
8
0
Dizziness
Zyr
Sud
7
0
High Blood Pressure
Zyr
Sud
3
0
Depression
Zyr
Sud
2
0
Ear Infection
Zyr
Sud
2
0
Vertigo
Zyr
Sud
2
0
Palpitations
Zyr
Sud
2
2
Tinnitus
Zyr
Sud
2
1
Weight Gain
Zyr
Sud
2
0
Vomiting
Zyr
Sud
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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C Category C
Before taking Sudafed during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Zyrtec D during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Sudafed and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zyrtec D and alcohol.
Method of use
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Oral Drops, Pill, Syrup
Pill
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Pseudoephedrine Hcl
Cetirizine Hcl/Pseudoephedrine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Sudafed and Zyrtec D: 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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