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Medications for Rhinorrhea

Other names: Post-Nasal Drip; Runny Nose

What is Rhinorrhea:  Rhinorrhea is a discharge from the nose.

Medications to treat Rhinorrhea

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
ipratropium B N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: ipratropium nasal

Brand name:  Atrovent Nasal

Drug class: nasal antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Atrovent Nasal B N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: ipratropium nasal

Drug class: nasal antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
doxylamine B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Brand names:  Equate Sleep Aid, Unisom SleepTabs, Care One Sleep Aid, Doxytex, Equaline Sleep Aid

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine N N X Add review
3.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine systemic

Brand name:  Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu N N X Add review
3.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Tylenol Plus Children's Flu, Cold Multi-Symptom (Nighttime), Comtrex Nighttime Cold & Cough, Multi Symptom Cold Relief, Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough Caplets, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Nighttime, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime, Tylenol Plus Children's Multi-Symptom Cold

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Delsym Night Time Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime Liquid, Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
aspirin / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine systemic

Brand name:  Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Sparkling Original Effervescent Tablets

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Equate Sleep Aid B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Tripohist C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
triprolidine C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Brand names:  Tripohist, Zymine, Histex PD Drops, Histex Syrup, M-Hist PD, Vanaclear PD, Vanahist PD

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Tylenol Plus Children's Flu N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Unisom SleepTabs B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zymine C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Care One Sleep Aid B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Chlo Hist C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: chlophedianol / dexbrompheniramine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Delsym Night Time Multi-Symptom N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Doxytex B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Equaline Sleep Aid B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Neo AC C 5 X Add review Rate

Generic name: codeine / pseudoephedrine / pyrilamine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime Liquid N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vicks NyQuil Severe Cold & Flu N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Sparkling Original Effervescent Tablets N N X Add review Rate

Generic name: aspirin / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
brompheniramine / codeine C 5 X Add review Rate

Generic name: brompheniramine / codeine systemic

Brand names:  EndaCof-AC, Nalex AC

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
chlophedianol / dexbrompheniramine C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: chlophedianol / dexbrompheniramine systemic

Brand name:  Chlo Hist

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Alternative treatments for Rhinorrhea

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Rhinorrhea. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Rhinorrhea.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
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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