What is Nasal Congestion?

Nasal congestion occurs when the nasal passages are blocked, usually due to swelling of the membranes in the nose.

Treatment for nasal congestion includes taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat nasal congestion are alpha agonists, antihistamine / alpha agonist combinations, antihistamine / sudafed combinations, expectorant / opioid / sudafed combinations, expectorant / sudafed combinations, and antihistamine / opioid / sudafed combinations.

Savings Tips for Nasal Congestion

  • Sudafed vs. Sudafed PE: What’s the Difference?

    August 16, 2018

    With a difference of only two letters in their names, Sudafed and Sudafed PE look nearly identical and can be extremely confusing to the unsuspecting patient. Both are used to treat nasal congestion—but they are available in different strengths, have different active ingredients, and are kept in different locations in your pharmacy.

    What is nasal congestion?

    Nasal congestion is the blockage or inability to breathe clearly through your nose due to swelling in the lining of your nasal passages. See More

  • Which Allergy Nasal Sprays Are Safe To Use During Pregnancy?

    June 23, 2018

    Nasal allergy sprays treat stuffy noses and itchy eyes related to allergies. If you’re pregnant though, you may wonder if they’re safe to use. Recent studies have shown us that nasal steroid sprays are safe to use during pregnancy for mild to moderate allergy symptoms. However, not all nasal sprays are safe during pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know.

    How do we know nasal steroid sprays are safe during pregnancy?

    Commonly used steroid nasal sprays (also called intranasal glucocorticoid sprays) include Flonase (fluticasone propionate), Nasacort AQ (triamcinolone), Nasonex (mometasone), Omnaris (ciclesonide), Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide) and Veramyst (fluticasone furoate). See More

  • Shortage Alert: Nasonex for Allergies Not Available in Pharmacies

    October 15, 2015

    As of September 15, 2015 Merck announced that its steroid nasal spray, Nasonex (mometasone furoate), will be out of stock for the next few months.

    Nasonex is only available as a brand-name product. Since no other brand or generic manufacturers are currently allowed to make it, the shortage will almost definitely affect you if you take Nasonex.

    What is the reason for the backorder?

    The manufacturer has stated that the shortage is due to a manufacturing issue. See More

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Popular Nasal Congestion Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Corticosteroids 17 See Prices
Antihistamine / Non-narcotic Antitussive Combinations 7 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Nasal Congestion Drug Classes

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