Not too many years ago, most sinus medications included pseudoephedrine in their *Active Ingredients* listings. Then the methamphetamine trade blossomed, and drugmakers regularly emptied store shelves of products containing pseudoephedrine, a vital "cooking" ingredient for meth. When it became obvious this buying (and stealing) had become a public menace, new laws were passed to limit access to products with pseudoephedrine. ***But what about US?*** Many sinus-pressure headache sufferers thought then and think now that products containing pseudoephedrine work better for sinus relief than newer alternatives. I am one of them. So, while being carded seems weird to me, I'm resigned to showing my ID then signing before I purchase my one-and-only package of **Rite Aid's Ibuprofen Cold & Sinus**. (Save time and ask for the 40- rather than the 20-pack.) Apart from the effectiveness of 30mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, I am delighted to have a product which **contains ibuprofen rather than acetaminophen** (Tylenol). *Tylenol* makes me sleepy. *Ibuprofen* enables me to have a pain-free productive day. As an anti-inflammatory, nonsteroidal drug, **Rite-Aid Cold & Sinus** completely clears up nasal as well as sinus congestion. Generally, I try a new product using half the recommended dosage first. With **Rite-Aid Ibuprofen Cold & Sinus** tablets, I take only one and get at least four hours of relief. (Directions urge no more than six tablets in a 24 hour period.) ***Be sure and read directions and caveats on the package before swallowing that tablet! *** This is my total favorite sinus/cold tablet. I recommend it heartily.
Los Angeles, CA