HOW DO ANALGESIC/DECONGESTANT/EXPECTORANT COMBOS WORK?
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:
- Relieve irritation of upper respiratory tract infection
- Reduce swelling of the inner lining of the nose
- Relieve nasal congestion
- Shrink blood vessels in the nasal passage to relieve nasal congestion
HOW ARE ANALGESIC/DECONGESTANT/EXPECTORANT COMBOS USED?
Analgesic/decongestant/expectorant combos are over-the-counter medicines used for relieving:
- Sinus headaches
- Sinus or nasal congestion
- Minor aches
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANALGESIC/DECONGESTANT/EXPECTORANT COMBOS?
Analgesic/decongestant/expectorant combos can cause the following side effects:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Skin rash
- Gastrointestinal disturbances
- Irregular heart rate
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/EXPECTORANT COMBOS?
Generic and brand names of analgesic/decongestant/expectorant combos include: