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Medications for Rhinorrhea

Other names: Post-Nasal Drip; Runny Nose

Rhinorrhea is a discharge from the nose.

Drugs used to treat Rhinorrhea

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ipratropium 8.4 9 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ipratropium nasal

Brand name:  Atrovent Nasal

Drug class: nasal antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Atrovent Nasal 10 3 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ipratropium nasal

Drug class: nasal antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

doxylamine 1.0 1 review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Brand names:  Equate Sleep Aid, Care One Sleep Aid, Equaline Sleep Aid

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine systemic

Brand name:  Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

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

Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Cold Multi-Symptom (Nighttime), Comtrex Nighttime Cold & Cough, Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough Caplets, Tylenol Children’s Cold + Flu, Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Nighttime, Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom Nighttime …show all

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Equate Sleep Aid Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Care One Sleep Aid Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Chlo Hist Rate Add review
OTC C N X

Generic name: chlophedianol / dexbrompheniramine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

chlophedianol / dexbrompheniramine Rate Add review
OTC C N X

Generic name: chlophedianol / dexbrompheniramine systemic

Brand name:  Chlo Hist

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

dexbrompheniramine / phenylephrine Rate Add review
OTC C N X

Generic name: dexbrompheniramine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

dextromethorphan / pyrilamine Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / pyrilamine systemic

Brand names:  Capron DM, Capron DMT

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Equaline Sleep Aid Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Capron DM Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / pyrilamine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Capron DMT Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: dextromethorphan / pyrilamine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Cold Multi-Symptom (Nighttime) Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Comtrex Nighttime Cold & Cough Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough Caplets Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Tylenol Children’s Cold + Flu Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Nighttime Rate Add review
OTC N N X

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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.

Further information

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