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

  • Which Allergy Nasal Sprays Are Okay to Use During Pregnancy?

    October 20, 2016

    Nasal steroid sprays (also called intranasal glucocorticoid sprays) are effective for stuffy nose and itchy eyes related to allergies. Post nasal drip symptoms—chronic cough, hoarse voice and dripping down the back of your throat—are easily remedied with steroid nasal sprays.

    If you’re pregnant though, you may wonder if they’re safe to use. Well, recent reassuring studies have shown us that nasal steroid sprays are safe to use during pregnancy for mild to moderate symptoms related to allergies. 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

  • Allergy Season Is In Full Bloom: How You Can Treat Your Allergies Without a Prescription

    July 15, 2015

    With all the flowers and trees blooming this spring and summer, seasonal allergies are at their peak as well. Whether you experience allergic symptoms every year around this time, or if this is your first year, you already know they can be quite a nuisance!

    Trees, weeds, grasses, or blooming flowers can release pollen into the air, which in turn can cause hay fever. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis are fancy terms for your typical seasonal allergy symptoms. See More

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Popular Nasal Congestion Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Corticosteroids 11 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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