Antihistamine/Antitussive/Decongestant Combos

Reviewed on 9/17/2021

HOW DO ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT COMBOS WORK?

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

Antihistamines block the release of a chemical called histamine. Histamine is responsible for the itching and swelling of tissues in the nose. Thus, antihistamines help relieve runny noses and sneezing during cold.

Antitussives suppress coughing by inhibiting a coordinating region for coughing located in the brain stem.

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
  • Reduce increased blood flow to the tissues

HOW ARE ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT COMBOS USED?

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

  • cough and cold
  • nasal congestion
  • cold and flu symptoms

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WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE/ DECONGESTANT COMBOS?

Antihistamine/antitussive/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 DRUG NAMES OF ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE/DECONGESTANT COMBOS?

Generic and brand names of antihistamine/antitussive/decongestant combos include:

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

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