Treatment with antihistamine and decongestant combination (e.g. triprolidine and pseudoephedrine). 12 valid studies conducted, with 1,239 adults and children. Improves general feeling and may slightly reduce sneezing, cough, runny nose and stuffy nose . Side effects seem minor, and include dry mouth and insomnia.
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It has very little measurable impact, and usually brings only temporary and quite insignificant relief. Side effects seem minor.
For example: a combination of Triprolidine and Pseudoephedrine
Children with cold, 2 to 16 years old
Varies according to combination, age and weight.
Treatment of Common Cold symptoms
Improves general feeling and may slightly reduce sneezing, cough, runny nose and blockage of the nose. Ineffective for children younger than 5 years old.
Minor reported side effects include dry mouth and insomnia.
Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.
Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.
Antihistamine and decongestant combination (OTC)
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Antihistamines are drugs which treat allergic rhinitis and other allergies. As an alternative to taking an antihistamine, people who suffer from allergies can instead avoid the substance which irritates them. Antihistamines are usually for short-term treatment. A decongestants, or nasal decongestant, is a type of pharmaceutical drug that is used to relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract. The active ingredient in most decongestants is either pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine. (source)
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