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    Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
    1/17/2017 10:26:36 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have experienced some of the same side effects others have reported... namely, sleeplessness, bad taste and dry mouth. However, my symptoms began to clear as soon as I started taking the med, so I think it was worth it. Will be happy when the last three pills are gone and I can sleep better.

    Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
    9/30/2016 11:53:10 AM

    Reviewer: Breed, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Chronic sinusitis diagnosed. This is my 3rd round of antibiotics. Sides effects are many, nausea, constipated, tightness of chest, insomnia (haven't slept in a month) and to top it off I still have the severe headaches. Only take as last option.

    Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
    5/6/2015 9:09:56 PM

    Reviewer: sf36867, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have only taken one of these and normally would not write a review so soon. I have had an extreme sore throat for 4 days, sinus and low fever. Dr. prescribed in case it is bacterial and not viral due to a really stressful situation I am dealing with now. I feel better already, BUT . . . I am writing the review because I see so many negative reviews saying they are taking this while on Stat ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
    3/8/2015 7:30:34 AM

    Reviewer: purple haze never again, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Side effects made this a terrible choice despite what appears to be an improvement in sinus infection. I echo others who have noted severe impact to psychological well being. I too thought I was losing my mind. Sleepless nights in a recliner, restless. Was already traumatized from a severe nose bleed and trip to ER prior to an ENT referral then this RX prescribed. I don't normally experie ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus
    2/23/2015 7:05:06 AM

    Reviewer: william Shakespeare, on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I was prescribed this med because I had a sinus infection that lasted 2 months. Usually I can kick a cold without medication prett quick But I finally threw in the towel. After the first dose my mouth dried out and it tasted like I had been chewing on the pill. In the middle of the night I would either wake up from night terrors or that taste in my mouth. Im on day 7 and I only have 4 pills (2 a ... Show Full Comment

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