"Common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work. Each year in the United States, there are millions of cases of the common cold. Adults have an average of 2-3 colds per year, and children have even more.
Deconsal® CT (phenylephrine hcl and pyrilamine maleate tannate chewable tablets) Tannate Chewable Tablets combines the sympathomimetic decongestant effect of phenylephrine with the antihistaminic effect of pyrilamine.
Phenylephrine is a decongestant which is a potent postsynaptic a-receptor agonist with little effect on p receptors of the heart. A direct action at the receptors accounts for the greater part of its effects, only a small part being due to its ability to release norepinephrine. Phenylephrine has no effect on p-adrenergic receptors of the bronchi or peripheral blood vessels. Phenylephrine has a mild stimulant effect.
Pyrilamine is an antihistamine, Hi receptor blocking agent belonging to the ethylenediamine class of antihistamines. Hi-blocking drugs inhibit the actions of histamine on smooth muscle, capillary permeability, and can both stimulate and depress the central nervous system. Pyrilamine also possesses anticholinergic and sedative properties.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/5/2009
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