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FDA Clamping Down on Abuse of an OTC Decongestant

HealthDay. (2021, March 26). FDA Clamping Down on Abuse of an OTC Decongestant. Newsmax Health. https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/fda-otc-decongestant-benderex/2021/03/26/id/1015268/?ns_mail_uid=daa0fd2b-5753-4395-93a8-4163a9bc1572&ns_mail_job=DM219664_05222021&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010102s6a2w4

Propylhexedrine is a nasal decongestant in over-the-counter inhalers, and right now is "only marketed under the brand name Benzedrex," the FDA said. The agency said that propylhexedrine is effective and safe when used for short periods as directed for relief of congestion due to colds, hay fever, or other upper respiratory allergies. But misuse can bring dangers. This article discusses the possible risks and side effects of using this inhaler.

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