How to use Decongestants in a sentence
Nasal decongestants or antihistamines can clear nasal passages when used as directed by a physician.
Nasal decongestants are effective at preventing snoring caused by blocked sinuses or allergies.
The Mayo Clinic cautions against using decongestants for more than a few days in row, as prolonged use can worsen congestion.
Prescription steroid nasal sprays work similarly to OTC decongestants and help relieve congestion and inflammation in the nasal passages.
Decongestants are medicines used to relieve nasal congestion (stuffy nose).Advertisement
Decongestants relieve the swelling by narrowing the blood vessels that supply the nose.
Nasal decongestants may be used in many forms, including tablets, nose drops, and nasal sprays.
Because decongestants have the potential for many side effects and adverse effects, they must be dosed carefully.
Even more severe adverse effects are possible when decongestants are taken in large overdose.
Decongestants do not have any interactions with drugs that would be taken by a generally healthy child.Advertisement
Even so, people using decongestants should review their drug therapy with a physician or pharmacist before starting treatment.
Although decongestants have the potential for serious side effects and adverse effects, they are very safe when used properly.
However, nasal decongestants should only be used for three days at a time to avoid significant rebound effect.
Topical stimulants are used as decongestants, since they cause blood vessels to contract.
Some were widely used as decongestants for colds and allergies.Advertisement
Antihistamines and decongestants have also been used to treat otitis media, but they have not been proven effective unless the child also has hay fever or some other allergic inflammation that contributes to the ear problem.
Medications include aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for headache and muscle pain, and decongestants to relieve stuffiness or runny nose.
Patients should be warned against overusing decongestants, because they can cause a rebound effect.
Allergic rhinitis is treated in a number of ways, including seasonal allergy medication, nasal sprays, and decongestants.
Decongestants or the short-term use of decongestant nose sprays can be useful.Advertisement
Decongestants constrict blood vessels to counteract the effects of histamine.
Decongestants are stimulants and may cause increased heart rate and blood pressure, headaches, and agitation.
Use of topical decongestants for longer than several days can cause loss of effectiveness and rebound congestion, in which nasal passages become more severely swollen than before treatment.
These products usually contain antihistamines, decongestants, and/or pain relievers.
Decongestants work to constrict the blood flow to the vessels in the nose.Advertisement
Decongestants can make people feel jittery or keep them from sleeping.
Some common decongestants are Neo-Synepherine, Novafed, and Sudafed.
The generic names of common decongestants include phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pseudoephedrine, and in nasal sprays naphazoline, oxymetazoline, and xylometazoline.
Decongestants dry up nasal passage tissues and reduce swollen nasal membranes so as to relieve congestion.
Decongestants are available as nasal sprays or drops, oral tablets, or syrups.
Use of nasal spray decongestants for longer than four to five days can cause loss of effectiveness and rebound congestion, in which nasal passages become more severely swollen than before treatment.
Saline nasal sprays, which do not contain decongestants, may be used for longer periods of time to help congestion and nasal passage irritation.