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User Reviews for Dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine

Also known as: 12 Hour Cold, Acticon, Conex, Desihist SA, Dexaphen SA, Dexophed, Disobrom, Disophrol, Dixaphedrine, Drexophed SR, Drixomed, Drixoral Cold and Allergy, Duomine, Pharmadrine

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18 Ratings with 16 User Reviews

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I was addicted to Afrin big time back in the 60's and 70's, used privine and neosynephrine to get off the afrin within a few days. But the first time it was drixoral that got me off the afrin, worked immediately and fast, in 6 days I had forgotten all about Afrin and drixoral. Here is the story, Drixoral is a combo of dexbrompheniramine antihistamine, and pseudoephedrine decongestant. pseudophedrine was replaced by phenylephrine which simply does not work. because pseudoephedrine can be used to make speed. But it is still available at all drug stores if you ask and sign for it. dexbrompheniramine was removed from the market for reasons of safety. It's not coming back, but most of the newer 2nd generation antihistamines should work fine."

   
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HomerSmith2 February 25, 2017

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"One more longtime user who's in a panic now that Drixoral isn't even available in Canada. Allergy shots haven't worked; only Drixoral helps me breathe. Without a nightly pill, I can barely wake up in the morning because I'm so congested. Please bring it back or let someone else license it cheaply, even if it's Rx only. By the way, the reviewer below who said it was addictive and damaged her nasal passages appears to have been using Drixoral nasal spray - a totally different formula."

   
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California1228 July 17, 2016

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "ABSOLUTE WORST DRUG!!! Never use this drug it is extremely addictive! I was addicted to it for two years. Having to use it every 2-3 hours! I was misdiagnosed with allergies because it this drug! This drug tricked my immune system into thinking I had allergies! It also damaged the inside of my nose and nasal cavity! This is not a drug that should ever be sold over the counter! I don't even think it should be sold at all and if it does it should only be available my doctor prescription! This is an awful drug! I am off the drug 6 weeks thanks to the help of a absolutely fantastic allergist! I haven't been tested twice for allergies and both tests have come back negative proving that this drug is the reason for causing the problems!"

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 27, 2016

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I had sinus congestion often while growing up. This continued even as an adult. In the late 80's I tried Drixoral. My sinus congestion was cleared for at least 6 months and rarely needed Drixoral only once or twice a year when I got sick. I considered it a cure. I found out a couple years ago about them discontinuing it as I haven't needed it for a couple years. I do believe it was a cure (for me at least). "

   
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Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) July 10, 2012

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I have used this drug since the 1960s. It is the best thing on the market for allergies or the beginning of a cold."

   
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pat burnett September 28, 2008

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"Only thing that gives me 100% relief. Where is it and when will I see it back in the stores?"

   
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Rddake73 August 22, 2008

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"Great medicine but where is it? Can't find in grocery stores or drugstores."

   
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phy August 22, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I have been looking for Drixoral for the last month and cannot find it anywhere. I usually purchase it at Sam's Club and thought that they discontinued carrying it. Reading the other posters, I now understand that it is no longer being made. I've used Drixoral for the last 20 years to relieve sinus headaches and without Drixoral, I am again experiencing these headaches. No other product I've used has worked."

   
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headache kid August 12, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I have experienced severe sinus nasal congestion and the resulting headaches for over 10 years. I have basically tried everything out there, and Drixoral is the only medication that works for me. I too agree-- please put Drixoral back on the market!"

   
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beayates67 August 10, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I live in Scotland now after 25 years in New York. I asked a friend to locate Drixoral Cold and Allergy because I can't find anything comparable in the UK. The pharmacist told my friend that slowly, most decongestants are being pulled from the market. First, Tavis D disppeared, then Chlor Trimetan and now Drixoral - probably because of the pseudoephedrine. I am at a loss to find anything as effective. Plain antihistamines just do not work alone with a cold or allergic attack."

   
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Anonymous July 28, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I am suffering greatly since Drixoral is no longer available. I have used it since it became available without prescription. It is the only thing that worked for me and my allergies. I am so miserable now it is not good. Nothing else comes close to doing what Drixoral did for me. Can't believe it is not being made any more. "

   
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Southern Belle July 15, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "This is the best allergy medicine ever, so why in the world was it discontinued? Nothing works better for sneezing, congestion and sinus drainage associated with allergies. Please bring it back."

   
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Anonymous July 10, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I have been using Drixoral since it was prescription only, it works. What do we do now?"

   
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Anonymous July 3, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "This was the only allergy medicine that worked. I used Drixoral for years with no side effects. I've heard (from pharmacists) that the manufacturer is changing the formula. Probably won't work as well."

   
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Anonymous June 27, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "I have used Drixoral for years. It is the only thing that helps me with my head congestion and my asthma. It helps me to breath better. I notice that I do not have to use my albuterol when I use it. I noticed since I don't have drixoral my breathing is not good when it is humid or when something else can trigger my asthma. I hope they bring the product back otherwise I am going to suffer."

   
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Dancerdi June 24, 2008

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Drixoral Cold and Allergy (dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine): "This is the best stuff. I find by accident, because I was using a Benadryl product and they discontinued that. Now this has been discontinued! Once again, something effective is no longer available."

   
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Anonymous June 16, 2008

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