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Sudafed Nasal Decongestant

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7.9
6.6  Effectiveness
3.7  Side Effects
6.1  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 4 Sudafed Nasal Decongestant side effects and 3 Sudafed Nasal Decongestant benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is pseudoephedrine and the various brand names are Chlor Trimeton Nasal Decongestant; Contac Cold; Drixoral Decongestant Non-Drowsy; Elixsure Decongestant; and Sudafed Nasal Decongestant.

The active ingredients of this medication is pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.

Sudafed Nasal Decongestant is manufactured by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

It is primarily used to provide relief from nasal congestion and also to decongest and drain fluid from the inner ear.
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Effectiveness of Sudafed Nasal Decongestant by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Sudafed Nasal Decongestant, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 10.5% 78.9% 10.5% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 5.3% 89.5% 5.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 5% 0% 95% 0% 0%
Breathing 9.5% 4.8% 28.6% 38.1% 19%
Confidence 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 94.7% 0% 5.3%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 94.7% 5.3% 0%
Energy 0% 10% 60% 25% 5%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 89.5% 10.5% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 5% 90% 5% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 94.7% 5.3% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 23.8% 38.1% 28.6% 9.5%
Stress Level 0% 5% 85% 10% 0%
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Commonly Reported Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 88.9% 5.6% 5.6% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 78.6% 7.1% 7.1% 0% 7.1%
Coordination / Balance Problems 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Cough 90.9% 0% 0% 0% 9.1%
Dizziness 90.5% 9.5% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 66.7% 19% 9.5% 4.8% 0%
Dry Mouth 64.3% 21.4% 0% 14.3% 0%
Fatigue 66.7% 14.3% 14.3% 4.8% 0%
Gas 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Genital Discomfort 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Headache 90.5% 9.5% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Runny Nose 57.1% 42.9% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Sneezing 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 80% 10% 10% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Watery Eyes 71.4% 28.6% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 83.3% 0% 8.3% 8.3% 0%
Appetite Loss 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Back Pain 63.6% 36.4% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Constipation 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 20% 80% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 16.7% 66.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Earache 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 70% 20% 10% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Lethargy 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Nervousness 90% 0% 10% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 57.1% 28.6% 14.3% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 75% 16.7% 0% 8.3% 0%
Tremors 85.7% 0% 0% 0% 14.3%
Wheezing 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
Since taking Sudafed Nasal Decongestant Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 2.6%
Fall 2.6%
Hospitalization 2.6%
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User Comments about Sudafed Nasal Decongestant
15 Nov 2011 Sudafed helps with my stuffy nose and soften my mucus.
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09 Oct 2010 I really like this medication because most allergy medications make me very tired and sleepy but this one does not, and it works to relieve my congestion.
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22 Dec 2009 Sudafed (psuedofedrine) is the best thing out there for sinus congestion & pressure. I use it when I have allergies and it helps with sneezing also, and when I have a cold or flu. I do not experience any negative side effects. Although sometimes it does make me more awake which can be inconvenient at night. Also, buying it from the pharmacy is annoying but it's worth it because it works MUCH better than Sudafed PE (phenylephrine).
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26 Jun 2009 This really helped relieve the sinus headaches I get when I have colds.
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24 Jun 2009 It helped me deal with the sinus headaches I get due to my allergies, and helps me breath better.
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