Consult Your Pharmacist - BP Effects of Nasal Decongestants

US Pharmacist. 2000;25(2) 

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Nasal Decongestant Dosage Forms

Nonprescription nasal decongestants are available in a variety of dosage forms. Three may be given internally: pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine (PPA), and phenylephrine, although phenylephrine is seldom included in oral products. Decongestants available for topical use include several in the form of sprays or drops (e.g., xylometazoline, phenylephrine, oxymetazoline, naphazoline), and two available only in inhaler form (l-desoxyephedrine and propylhexedrine).


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