Really, try to invent some new way to open.
Really, try to invent some new way to open.
Absolutely worthless. All this product does is suck money out of your pocket. It provides no relief and prevents you from taking something that might actually work. Buy the store brand behind the counter instead; the old formula actually does something. Buy some hot sauce too; it's cheaper and more effective. Congestion Relief Worthless - does NOTHING except prevent you from taking something that might help. Chest Congestion Relief Don't bother - this isn't the product for that problem Relief of Aches & Pains not applicable - not a painkiller Cough Suppression n/a - it's a secondary effect at best, but since this product doesn't work... this won't either.
I use this because my doctor said it is as good as anything that they can write me a script for but it is available over the counter. You do have to ask for it because it is behind the pharmacy counter. Either way, this helps with congestion so much and really has you feeling better with almost all of your cold symptoms. It is especially good for chest congestion.
I normally buy the original formula Sudafed but it is only sold behind the counter and I needed to pick some up after the pharmacy closed. So I decided to try Sudafed PE instead. I am rather disappointed in it. It just did not clear up my sinuses and ear congestion like the original formula does. I felt very little difference after taking it. I will be sticking with the original formula from now on. I do feel as if the PE formula was a waste of money and doesn't do what it says it will.
It does what it claims, relieves sinus congestion. But, it is mild. Now, that being said, that is a very good thing for me. I can take it and it doesn't make me nervous, or jittery. If I am really bothered with allergy symptoms I will just take it more frequently. it's not expensive and for people who are struggling financially and want to self treat mild illness and allergies I think it's quite a good product. See added note below. Congestion Relief I have found that when my allergy symptoms flare up, I use Sudafed PE in combination with Zyrtec... Not Zyrtec D that you have to get "behind the counter" at the pharmacy which is more expensive and has more reactions. Zyrtec once a day and Sudafed PE one or more during the day to tap down symptoms is a great inexpensive self treatment protocol. By keeping the allergy symptoms down, I can avoid escalating to a full blown illness requiring a doctor visit and possibly antibiotics. Chest Congestion Relief It is not supposed to do this Relief of Aches & Pains It has no added ingredients for this so the questions is unfair for this product. It's like Asking if Vaseline relieves a headache....no, but it's great on dry elbows! Cough Suppression See above comments. In addition, let me say that by clearing nasal congestion, it helps sinus drainage which reduces coughing.
I am currently 31 weeks pregnant, and am very limited as to the types of medications and over-the-counter drugs that I am allowed to take. My doctor told me that if I get sick while pregnant, Sudafed was one over-the-counter drug I could take as a decongestant for my nose. Well, despite working hard all winter not to get sick, I ended up getting a cold a few weeks ago. After the first couple days of having a sore throat, my sinuses became congested, and my nose very runny. I hate runny noses, and I usually take Claritin D for my sinuses when I get sick, but Claritin was off limits, so I tried Sudafed (the regular one you take every 4-6 hrs, not the 24 relief), and I have to say, I am very pleased with it! It cleared up my nose right away, and I think it helped clear my nose for good, becuase my sinuses never got as bad as they were before the Sudafed. And, keep in mind, I only had one Sudafed the whole time i was sick, and my nose felt pretty good from there on out!
I have chronic sinuitis and I battle sinus infections a couple of times each winter. One of the reasons the congestion becomes a sinus infection is because the over the counter medicine doesn't get the sinuses to drain well enough. It seems I've always used Sudafed because it's the most well known sinus medication but recently I've gotten tired of the high price and low quality. I don't ever seem to get enough drainage from the product for the price paid. My doctor recommended Mucinex instead but I have yet to try it. Sudafed PE should be a stronger strength that could provide more relief so I thought. I chose the PE version over Sudafed Maximum strength because I thought maybe I would have better luck but I did not notice much of a difference in the two. I would be aware if you easily get sinus infections that Sudafed PE may not be strong enough to do the job. Next time I'll put my money into trying out Mucinex, hopefully with better luck.
Pleasant Grove, UT
Preface: Different people react to medications differently. This is just my personal experience. I'm not a fan of Sudafed PE. Regular Sudafed works (that formulation is now normally available only behind the pharmacy counter in most states) very well for my seasonal allergies. I find that Sudafed PE doesn't deliever the same decongestive effects, especially when my allergies are really packing a one-two punch and I can't breathe through my nostrils at all. In a pinch I'll take PE as one of my all time pet peeves is not being able to breathe! But I'd be hard pressed to give it more than an average rating because for *me* it provides average results. I can say that, again for *me*, Sudafed PE's non-drowsy claim is true. It doesn't cause drowsiness for me and I've been able to function well while taking the medication (none of those odd light-headed effects that can come with some cold/sinus medications).
In my opinion the FDA needs to regulate more than just the sell of Sudafed and products like it. There are people taking too much asprin, over the counter pain relievers, and weight loss medicine. The FDA als needs to be stricter on prescrition medicine. I know several different people who go to multiple pharmarcies and get the same medicine that was prescibed by different doctors they need to come up with network software for that to prevent consumers from doing that, people die from it everyday.
This absolutely does not work for the congestion associated with the common cold. I had to ask my doctor to call in for the oridignal Sudafed that DOES work. Congestion Relief Does nothing. I still cannot breathe through my nose.