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Pediatex TD (OTC) for treatment of acute viral nasopharyngitis in Adults with cold

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  • Treatment with antihistamine and decongestant combination (e.g. triprolidine and pseudoephedrine). 12 valid studies conducted, with 1,239 individuals. Improves general feeling and may slightly reduce sneezing, cough, runny nose and stuffy nose . Side effects seem minor, and include dry mouth, insomnia and constipation.

    • Curefacts.com -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | REASONABLY TESTED
    • Curefacts.com -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | MILD BENEFITS for cough, general discomfort, runny nose, sneezing and stuffy nose
    • Curefacts.com -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | PROBABLY SAFE
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Recommendations

Do not use this treatment:

It has very little measurable impact, and usually brings only temporary and quite insignificant relief. Side effects seem minor.

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If you suffer from high blood pressure avoid this treatment: decongestants can increase your blood pressure even further, and put you at risk.

Note that while infections with various strains of Corona viruses are responsible for most cases of common cold, the new corona virus strain, SARS-CoV-2, leads to an entirely different coronavirus infectious disease, COVID-19. The research of treatments for COVID-19 is still pre mature and not based on solid evidence. Therefore, at this stage, we can only speculate that effective treatments for common cold (and related Corona virus strains) may prove effective for Corona disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the related SARS-CoV-2 strain. Please don't count on it.

About Pediatex TD (OTC)

For example: a combination of Triprolidine and Pseudoephedrine

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    Target Population:

    Adults with cold, 16 to 65 years old

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    Dosage:

    Varies according to combination.

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    Goal:

    Treatment of Common Cold symptoms

Research Summary

  • Curefacts.com - Green Pages icon Reasonably tested
  • 12 Clinical Studies
  • 1,239 Curefacts.com - Tooltip icon Adults Tested
  • Mild benefits
  • Benefits:

    Improves general feeling and may slightly reduce sneezing, cough, runny nose and blockage of the nose.

  • Curefacts.com - Safety icon Probably safe
  • Risks:

    Minor reported side effects include dry mouth, insomnia and constipation. Decongestants may increase blood pressure.

Common Cold Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.

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    Complications:

    Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.

Brand Names

Antihistamine and decongestant combination (OTC)

  • Alavert
  • Allerfrim
  • Allerphed
  • Altafed
  • Aphedrid
  • A-Phedrin
  • Aprodine
  • Biofed-PE
  • Claritin-D
  • Conex
  • Drixoral
  • Genac
  • Histafed
  • Hist-PSE
  • Loratadine-D
  • Pediatex TD
  • Trip-PSE
  • Vi-Sudo
  • Zymine-D

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