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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of phenylephrine HCl oral.

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Condition: Stuffy Nose
3/17/2014 3:32:33 PM

Reviewer: nnn, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
No impact on my nasal congestion. I only take decogestants to decrease my risk of secondary infections (ear, sinus) and I feel just as congested as prior to taking this medicine. My ears do feel slightly clearer, so this may have had an impact there, although it could also be due to being in an upright posture at work. I wish I had pseudoephedrine with me at work instead of only phenylephrine h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Stuffy Nose
12/24/2013 2:03:33 PM

Reviewer: dalehdfl, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have not been sick in years. When I went to the store to buy what I had used before I was told that this new product was just as effective by a pharmacist. This information is totally false. I did not feel as if I had taken anything. Then I saw all the research out there stating that at the FDA dose this drug is just as effective as the placebo in drug trials. I am going back to a different ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Stuffy Nose
6/9/2013 1:48:45 AM

Reviewer: Trish, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had a bad head cold with stuufed nose. Took the medicine in Codral Cold & Flu formula tablets. Total waste of time and money. Wish the old and highly effective pseudoephenedrine was still available as it enabled me to keep working.

Condition: Stuffy Nose
6/2/2013 11:15:58 AM

Reviewer: dawithr52, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
For me I have been having problems with numbing feet, redness and hard time walking. A friend asked if I was talking anything different and that is when it clicked for 2 days I had taken this product and when I stopped I was back to normal. So I guess that was a reaction that it was doing to me.

Condition: Stuffy Nose
2/10/2013 1:32:06 AM

Reviewer: pepsi, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been taking the CVS brand of this med for over a year. I am a 68 yr old female with stuffy nose, runny eyes, etc. due (I think) to allergies. I am afraid that I have become too dependant on it and also that it is causing me to have periodic loose bowels. So, am going off it cold turkey and see if I can feel better and have fewer tummy problems. I do have the sleeplessness and occasional r ... Show Full Comment

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