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The one, the only, Accept no Substitutes
Member Name: Tolteca
Date: 19/09/12, updated on 20/12/13 (187 review reads)
Advantages: They really work to clear the sinuses
Disadvantages: There can be limits on how many packets you can buy.
There are many decongestants on the market. There are even many varieties of Sudafed.
This is the one that really works.
This is the one that contains the psuedoephedrine which actually clears blocked sinuses and relieves the pain that this can cause. The brand and the authorities are trying to shift consumers onto the alternative phenylephrine formulations as the real thing can be used as an illegal drug precurser.
Unfortunately for many of us, myself included, the alternative formulation barely works or doesn't shift the blockages at all. This original formulation is the one thing that ends my sinus headaches quickly and I will not be without it in my medicine cabinet.
Even if this is the one that sometimes has to bought at the pharmacist counter rather than the shelf and there can also be limits to how many packets you can buy for £3.05 at Boots.
But as I have no interest in a home version of 'Breaking Bad' and do have asthma and malformed sinues passages not helped by two healed ruptured ear-drums, these little pills are the answer for me as they are effective without putting strain on my ears, which can happen with nasal sprays.
They do contain lactose, which those intolerant of that will need to be aware of. But as one pill will usually clear a sinus headache this is not a major problem.
These pills are non-drowsy and in fact can make you feel perky, which may not be ideal last thing at night.
But with all this in mind, they are worth it.
And I will not be without them.
Summary: The solution to sinus pain.
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