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Medications for Cough and Nasal Congestion

Other names: Cough and Blocked Nose

What is Cough and Nasal Congestion:  A cough is a rapid expulsion of air from the lungs typically in order to clear the lung airways of fluids, mucus, or material. Nasal Congestion is blockage of the nasal passages, when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels.

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The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Mucinex D Rx/OTC C N 160 reviews
6.0

Generic name: guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Bromfed DM Rx/OTC C N X 13 reviews
6.0

Generic name: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cough Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Promethazine VC with Codeine Rx C 5 X Add review Add

Generic name: codeine / phenylephrine / promethazine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold OTC C N X 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Zutripro Rx C 2 X 13 reviews
10

Generic name: chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine Rx/OTC C N X 19 reviews
6.0

Generic name: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Bromfed DM, Robitussin Allergy & Cough, Resperal-DM, Carbofed DM Syrup, Dimetane DX, Allanhist PDX Drops, Anaplex DM, Anaplex DMX, Andehist DM NR Syrup, Bromaline DM, Bromdex D, Bromplex DM, BromTann / DM Tann / PSE Tann, Brotapp-DM, BroveX PSE DM, BroveX PSE DM Tablets, Carbodex DM Syrup, EndaCof PD Drops, Myphetane DX, Neo DM Syrup, PediaHist DM, Q-Tapp DM, Sildec DM

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Robitussin Cold Cough and Flu Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Dimetapp Children's Cold & Cough Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
1.0

Generic name: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine Rx/OTC C N 181 reviews
6.0

Generic name: guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Mucinex D, Entex PSE, Pseudovent, Ambifed-G, Congestac, Despec-SR, Entex T, ExeFen-IR, Mardrops-EX, Maxifed, Mucinex D Maximum Strength, Nalex CR, Poly-Vent IR, Respaire-30, Robitussin Severe Congestion, Sinutab Non Drying, Tusnel Pediatric Drops, Zephrex, Zephrex LA

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Vicks Dayquil Cold & Flu Relief OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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codeine / phenylephrine / promethazine Rx C 5 X Add review Add

Generic name: codeine / phenylephrine / promethazine systemic

Brand name:  Promethazine VC with Codeine

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine Rx/OTC C N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Mucinex Fast-Max Severe Congestion & Cough, Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold CF, Tussin CF, Deconex DMX, Broncotron-D, Giltuss, Giltuss TR, Tusicof, Desgen DM, Despec NR Drops, Duraphen DM, Duravent DM, G-Tusicof, Maxiphen DM, Nortuss-DE, Phlemex Forte, Sinutuss DM, Tussidex, Zotex, Zotex-EX, Zotex Pediatric

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Entex LA Rx/OTC C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
guaifenesin / phenylephrine Rx/OTC C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Entex LA, Deconex, Aldex G, Aquatab D, Crantex, D-Phen 1000, Deconex IR, Donatussin Drops, Duravent PE, Gentex LA, Gilphex TR, Guaphenyl LA, Guiatex PE, Liquibid-D, Liquibid-PD, Lusonex, Miraphen PE, MucaphEd, Nariz, Prolex D, Rescon-GG, Sina-12X, Supress-PE, Triaminic Chest & Nasal Congestion, Xpect-PE, Zotex-GP

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Alahist DM Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine Rx/OTC C N X 4 reviews
1.0

Generic name: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Dimetapp Children's Cold & Cough, Alahist DM, Rynex DM, Alacol DM, BP Allergy DM, Bromatan-DM, BroveX PB DM, Cold & Cough Childrens, Dimaphen DM, DuraTan DM, TL-Hist DM, Tussi-Pres B

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Robitussin Multi-Symptom Cold CF Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Tussin CF Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan OTC C N X 5 reviews
4.0

Generic name: chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan systemic

Brand names:  Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold, Dimetapp Children's Long Acting Cough Plus Cold, QC Cough / Cold, Robitussin Children's Cough & Cold Long-Acting, Scot-Tussin DM, Triaminic Softchews Cough & Runny Nose, Tricodene SF, Tricodene Sugar Free, Vicks Children’s NyQuil Cold & Cough

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / pseudoephedrine Rx C 2 X 13 reviews
10

Generic name: chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Zutripro, Hydron PCS, Hyphed, P-V-Tussin Syrup

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Deconex DMX Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin Rx C 3 X Add review Add

Generic name: dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin systemic

Brand name:  J-Max DHC

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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J-Max DHC Rx C 3 X Add review Add

Generic name: dihydrocodeine / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Robitussin Allergy & Cough Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

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Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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