How Do Analgesic Decongestant Combos Work?

Reviewed on 9/14/2021

HOW DO ANALGESIC/DECONGESTANT COMBOS WORK?

Analgesic/decongestant combos are over-the-counter medicines used for relieving:

Analgesics block the pain signal generation and generation of prostaglandins from the central nervous system released during fever, inflammation, or pain. Thus, blocking the generation of prostaglandins helps in reducing pain, inflammation, or fever.

Decongestants work in the following ways:

HOW ARE ANALGESIC/DECONGESTANT COMBOS USED?

Analgesic/decongestant combos are over-the-counter medicines used for relieving:

  • Allergy
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Sinus headaches

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANALGESIC/DECONGESTANT COMBOS?

Analgesic/decongestant combos can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF ANALGESIC/DECONGESTANT COMBOS?

Generic and brand names of analgesic/decongestant combos include:

  • Acetaminophen/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine
  • Acetaminophen/dextromethorphan/pseudoephedrine
  • Acetaminophen/phenylephrine
  • Acetaminophen/pseudoephedrine
  • Advil Cold and Sinus
  • Advil Congestion Relief
  • Aleve-D Sinus & Headache
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Non-Drowsy
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Cold
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Severe Cold, Cough & Flu
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Sinus Congestion, Allergy & Cough
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion & Cough
  • Allerest Allergy and Sinus Relief
  • Children's Tylenol Cold Daytime
  • Excedrin Sinus Headache
  • Genatap Sinus Maximum Strength
  • Ibuprofen/phenylephrine
  • Ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine
  • Mapap Sinus Maximum Strength
  • Medi-Synal
  • Naproxen/pseudoephedrine
  • Omex
  • Oranyl Plus
  • QlearQuil Daytime Sinus & Congestion Relief
  • Robitussin Peak Cold Nasal Relief
  • Sine-Off Non-Drowsy Maximum Strength Tablets
  • Sinus-Relief
  • Sinutab Sinus Maximum Strength Tablets
  • Sudafed PE Sinus Headache
  • Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough
  • Tylenol Cold Day Non-Drowsy
  • Tylenol Cold Daytime
  • Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Daytime
  • Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime
  • Tylenol Flu Non-Drowsy Maximum Strength
  • Tylenol Infants Drops Plus Cold
  • Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Daytime
  • Tylenol Sinus Daytime
  • Vicks DayQuil Cold/Flu
  • Vicks DayQuil Sinus

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/analgesic-decongestant-combos

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