Decongestants are used to treat nasal congestion and relieve sinus pressure. They work by reducing swelling, inflammation and minimizing the formation of mucus. They are available in over-the-counter form and as stronger prescription medication. Commonly prescribed decongestants include Clarinex (desloratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine HCL), but there are over-the-counter varieties available as well, such as Sudafed (pseudoephedrine).
Drugs classified as Decongestants are frequently used to treat the following conditions:
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