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Nasal antihistamines and decongestants

What are Nasal antihistamines and decongestants?

Nasal antihistamines and decongestants are products that contain either an antihistamine or a decongestant, in a device suitable for nasal use.

Antihistamines block the action of histamine which is released by cells in response to allergens. Nasal antihistamines relieve symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose, or postnasal drip.

Nasal decongestants constrict dilated blood vessels within the nose, reducing swelling which allows air to flow more freely, relieving symptoms of congestion.

List of Nasal antihistamines and decongestants:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
4 Way Fast Acting Nasal Spray
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
4-Way Menthol
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviews
10
12 Hour Nasal
Generic name: oxymetazoline
1 reviewAdd rating
12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Spray
Generic name: oxymetazoline
1 review
1.0
Afrin
Generic name: oxymetazoline
110 reviews
3.3
Afrin 4 Hour Extra Moisturizing
Generic name: phenylephrine
2 reviews
9.0
Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing
Generic name: oxymetazoline
2 reviews
6.7
Afrin NoDrip Original
Generic name: oxymetazoline
3 reviews
5.5
Afrin NoDrip Sinus
Generic name: oxymetazoline
1 review
5.0
Afrin Original
Generic name: oxymetazoline
4 reviews
5.2
Afrin Severe Congestion
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviews
10
Afrin Sinus
Generic name: oxymetazoline
2 reviews
8.0
Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviews
10
Astelin (Pro)
Generic name: azelastine
20 reviews
9.0
Astepro (Pro)
Generic name: azelastine
20 reviews
8.7
Atrovent Nasal (Pro)
Generic name: ipratropium
3 reviews
10
Benzedrex
Generic name: propylhexedrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Dristan 12 Hour Nasal Spray
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Duramist Plus
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Duration
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Dymista (Pro)
Generic name: azelastine / fluticasone
109 reviews
6.2
Four-Way Nasal Spray
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Genasal
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Little Noses Decongestant
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Mucinex Sinus-Max Clear & Cool
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Mucinex Sinus-Max Full Force (Pro)
Generic name: oxymetazoline
1 review
10
Mucinex Sinus-Max Moisture Smart
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
NasalCrom
Generic name: cromolyn
4 reviews
7.5
Nasal Four
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Neo-Synephrine Nasal
Generic name: phenylephrine
2 reviews
10
Nostrilla
Generic name: oxymetazoline
14 reviews
6.9
NRS Nasal
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Patanase (Pro)
Generic name: olopatadine
11 reviews
7.5
Privine
Generic name: naphazoline
12 reviews
10
Rhinall
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Sinarest Nasal
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Sudafed OM Sinus Cold
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Todays Health Nasal Relief Extra Moisturizing
Generic name: oxymetazoline
1 review
10
Triaminic Decongestant Spray Nasal & Sinus Congestion
Generic name: xylometazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Tyzine (Pro)
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Vicks QlearQuil 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Moisturizing Spray
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray
Generic name: oxymetazoline
6 reviews
6.0
Vicks Sinex Moisturizing 12-Hour Decongestant UltraFine Mist
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray (old formulation)
Generic name: phenylephrine
23 reviews
6.4
Vicks Sinex Severe Nasal Spray
Generic name: oxymetazoline
0 reviewsAdd rating
Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief
Generic name: oxymetazoline
3 reviews
9.5
Zicam Sinus Relief
Generic name: oxymetazoline
1 review
10
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).

Further information

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See Also

Medical conditions associated with nasal antihistamines and decongestants: