Ever felt under the weather but didn't quite have a cold with the usual snotty nose and sneezing? Does it feel like your head wants to explode? Then you might be suffering from something similar to me sometimes.
I often get a bad headache and although I don't feel the need to blow my nose all the time I still feel bunged up and like my whole head and nasal passages just need a good breath of fresh air.
I have tried various things when I feel like that, just paracetamol did not do the trick for me so I tried the Sudafed non-drowsy congestion and headache capsules and they really seem to clear my head.
You can buy these in most drug stores and supermarkets over the counter. They will set you back around £4 for a pack of 16 capsules. Two capsules are to be taken every 4-6 hours similar to standard paracetamol. Be aware that this product does contain paracetamol and that you can't take and further paracetamol containing products with this. They also contain caffeine so they are great for throughout the day but don't take them too late in the day as they will keep you up at night.
When I feel a head cold come on I take two of these straight away and they sort me out during the day. I need to take more around 5 hours later and that is it for one day. For me they get to work i. About 25 mins and my head feels much clearer and less congested, I can breathe much easier and get on with my day.
Overall I would recommend these, they are readily available and at no big expense you could just give them a go and see if they work for you.
Seemingly going from one cold to another over the past few months I've become quite accustomed to buying over the counter medication to help deal with the symptoms of a sore throat, blocked or runny nose and cough. Generally sticking to Lempsip or Beechams I was vaguely aware of the Sudafed brand but had never tried anything in their range until they were recommended to me by a friend and having spent the last week or so taking Sudafed's Congestion and Headache capsules I've come to the conclusion that, actually, they might just be better than my usual brands when it comes to offering some relief from the cold bug and its associated symptoms.
Sold as seen in Dooyoo's accompanying picture I paid a little under £4.00 for my box of 16 Congestion and Headache capsules, they come blister packed along with clear directions for use and a list of the active ingredients contained. Dosing instructions advised that 2 capsules should be taken with water and that the dosage can be repeated every 4-6 hours if required. I found them easy to take and swallow, even with a bit of a sore throat and though there is no cure for the common cold as we all know after half an hour of taking a couple of capsules I did feel as if my symptoms were alleviating a little.
Along with Paracetamol and Caffeine Phenylephrine hydrochloride is the active ingredient in these which is a known decongestant. My latest cold has been mainly in my nose and there's nothing worse than feeling stuffed up and groggy due to the pressure of a blocked nose and the associated headaches it can bring, after a while of taking a couple of capsules I could feel my headache lift and though they never completely clear my nose of the stuffiness feeling they do go some way in making it feel better. Time is the only thing that will ever fully clear up a cold but disturbed nights and restless days aren't very nice things to have to suffer whilst waiting for a cold to clear and if there's something that I can take to help speed up the process then I'm all for giving it a shot. These capsules from Sudafed offer some relief and I'm very grateful to the friend who recommended them to me, they are relatively fast acting and help me to get on with my day without having to think too much about a stuffy nose or headache.
As they do include Paracetamol care should be taken if using these along with other medications and they are only really suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age, directions for use are clearly printed on the box so it's worth reading them before making a purchase. I was able to make my box of 16 capsules last me 4 days, I found taking 2 on a morning and then 2 before bed provided me with enough relief so that I could pretty much ignore my symptoms so for me it was money well spent.
Widely available from Chemists, Supermarkets and Online if necessary I would recommend Sudafed's Blocked Nose and Headache capsules and from me they get a very good 4 star rating here. Thanks for reading my review.
==Price and Availability==
I don't tend to suffer with colds that often but when I do I really do feel very unwell and I always dose myself up with tablets or medicine to ensure I get better as quickly as possible so I can get on with day to day life. I had a really bad head cold a few months ago and I went to Tesco to get something for it, I decided on Sudafed as they're a well known brand and the promise of unblocking my nose and relieving my headache basically had me sold. I paid around £3.50 for the box of 16 capsules and this seems to be a common price.
==Sudafed Non- Drowsy Blocked Nose and Headache Capsules==
The capsules come in a green and white rectangular box which clearly displays the Sudafed logo. Inside the box the capsules are split between two blister packs, eight tablets in each. This allows the tablets to be easily split for popping in your bag or pocket. The capsules are quite small and very easy to swallow down with a bit of water. These Sudafed capsules are not suitable for children under the age of 12 and can only be purchased by those over the age of 16. Adults and children over 12 should take two capsules every four to six hours as required ensuring that no more the twelve capsules are taken in 24hours. These capsules aren't suitable for pregnant women and anybody with liver or kidney problems should consult their doctor before taking. These also contain paracetamol so it's important not to take any other products containing paracetamol at the same time.
My headache was particularly bad before taking Sudafed and I think probably within a couple of hours I noticed that my head was hurting a lot less, so they did get to work really quickly. I also soon noticed that my sinuses became a lot clearer and although I wasn't completely well I did feel a lot better in myself and able to carry on with whatever I wanted to do. I continued taking the tablets for a couple of days although I did feel pretty much back to normal by the middle of the second day I carried on taking them just to be sure. When I stopped taking the capsules I found that my headache did start to come back a bit even though my nose wasn't blocked anymore and I could breathe freely. Instead of continuing taking the capsules I just took paracetamol and I was fine after this.
I would really recommend Sudafed Non- Drowsy Blocked Nose and Headache Capsules to anybody suffering from a head cold. Before taking these capsules I was really feeling quite unwell and just felt like staying in bed but within a few hours I was up and about doing a few things. The capsules are priced as most of these products are; they aren't particularly expensive and can often be found on offer. The capsules worked really quickly and had me back to normal in just a couple of days.
Whenever I get a cold, I tend to suffer most with blocked sinuses which inevitably lead to a stuffy and painful headache. I try all the usual remedies - lozenges for my throat and hot drinks - which work to some extent for a short period of time. However, the only thing that I have found so far to help relieve the pain and congestion in my sinuses is this pack of capsules from Sudafed.
They come in a plastic tray with a foil backing inside a cardboard box - as products of this type tend to. The pack contains 16 capsules and costs around £4. I believe you can buy in most chemists and supermarkets - I tend to get from Boots or order online. To take, you need to swallow two tablets with water every four hours until symptoms have completely passed - but you cannot take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children over 6 years of age can also take these but from 6-12 years it is half the dose.
The active ingredients are paracetamol, caffeine and phenylephrine hydrochloride. Paracetomol provides pain relief - particularly for headaches - caffeine acts as a pick-me-up and phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant. I find the tablets quick and convenient to take (great for taking on the go) and fast acting. I can usually feel some relief within 20-30 minutes of taking these. After an hour, the relief is substantial. It does not completely clear my blocked sinuses but it does almost fully remove all the pain in my head for a couple of hours. They are definitely the most effective remedy that I have found for this.
My only problem with these tablets is the inclusion of caffeine, which is a stimulant. I would usually take a product like this just before bed at night to help ensure that I slept comfortably but the caffeine keeps me up if I do that. Therefore I do not find them effective for night-time relief. However, it can be said that this means that the product is working well as it is, after all, a non-drowsy remedy - so the caffeine is doing it's job! Overall, it relieves my congestion well and vastly reduces the pain - so I definitely recommend them.
I suffer quite badly from sinus pressure pain and a blocked nose even when I don't have a cold. I have no idea what causes it but it is a right pain and stops me sleeping some nights. I like to use a nasal spray when it is really bad as this is the only thing guaranteed to actually work but as you can't use a nasal spray for more than a couple of days at a time I like to try other things to see if they give some sort of relief from it.
Sduafed are one of the better decongestant tablets available as they actually clear my blocked nasal passages a little whereas some other tablets that I've tried which promise to do this do absolutely nothing at all.
Sudafed congestion and headache tablets cost around about £4 for a pack which has 16 tablets in it and they are widely available in places such as Boots and Superdrug. They contain the active ingredient phenylephrine hydrochloride which is a decongestant designed to ublock nasal passages.
You have to take two tablets every 4 to 6 hours and then wait for them to get to work. The thing about these tablets is that they do actually work and you can feel this after about half an hour or so. They don't clear my nose completely like the spray does but I can feel these taking the pressure away from my sinuses which is a relief and they do unblock my nose not completely but enough that I can actually breathe again through my nostrals and not only through my mouth..
The relief on my sinuses lasts for a few hours and this is mainly why I take them as when my sinuses are feeling congested and blocked it is a horrible feeling as my whole face can feel swollen and it can give me headaches and just leave me feeling generally under the weather.
These ones in particular are really good for when you have a cold as the added paracetemol not only helps take away the cold symptoms but they also have caffeine to help keep you awake and alert so that you can get on with things.
I would recommend these tablets for people who are looking for something to take for sinus pain and as an all round cold and flu rememdy but don't buy them expecting them to give the same level of unblocking that a decongestant spray does as they won't. They will however give some relief during the blocked and runny nose phase of a cold but buy something else when if it travels to your chest.
For days I had a headache that no matter what I took or what I did I couldn't get rid of it. Prior to the headache I had, I had, had a stuffy head and nose and put it down to having a bit of sinus trouble but I simply thought I had a headache and didn't put two and two together so when the paracetamol I was taking didn't work at shifting said headache I decided to give these a go....and boy am I glad that I did!
The capsules come in a white and green coloured oblongish box and on the front of it there is a picture of a head in green and we are clearly told that these are Sudafed Blocked Nose & Headache Capsules 'Paracetamol, Caffeine & Phenylephrine' and that they are to help unblock your nose, relieve a headache and are a non-drowsy formula and that in the box I purchased there are 16 capsules then other information on the box includes telling us a bit about the capsules and how to take the, warnings are clearly stated as are the ingredients given and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Inside the box you get a pamphlet telling us more about the capsules and then you get two white plastic and silver foil backed trays containing 8 capsules in each of them and again on the foil part we are clearly told what they are once again.
Taking The Capsules:
Taking these is really simple and straightforward. You can take them if you have a blocked nose and a headache and they are meant to help relive the symptoms of a cold and flu, including stuffy noses, blocked sinuses, associated pressure and/or pain, headaches, fevers, catarrh, aches and pains.
The yellow and dark green plastic capsules can only be given to children and adults over 12 years of age. You simply take 1 or 2 of them every 4 - 6 hours with no more than 12 capsules to be taken in any 24 hours period. I simply swallow one at a time and have no issues with doing so at all and stuff to taking 2 capsules per dose to give them the maximum chance of working for me.
Do They Work?:
My box cost me £3.30 in Tesco and I was desperate when I bought them as my head had been really sore for about 3 days and I have to say that although they never cured me they really did help. About half an hour after taking a couple my head pain eased off considerably and my nasal passages felt so much better and it was odd because like I stated earlier I wasn't sure at the time that I was even suffering with my sinuses! However my headache did keep coming back and it took about 8 capsules over time to eventually get rid of the whole thing but that was good in my opinion cos I had been living on paracetamols prior to taking these that hadn't helped at all!
All In All:
They may not be a miracle cure but they were a Godsend for me and allowed me to carry on as I was getting really worried about not being able to shift my headache/migraine and so yep these get the thumbs up from me!
Available from all good supermarkets and chemists.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
If you are a sufferer from congestion and sinus problems then these decongestant tablets from Boots are a good thing to try. When ever I get a cold I always end up with my sinuses getting blocked up and the horrid pain I get is not like any other head ache. It is a really bad throbbing pain that goes right across my forehead where my eyebrows are and across the bridge of my nose and it feels like I have walked into a plank of wood or something.
Normal paracetomols do not seem to shift this pain on their own so I bought some of these tablets to give then a try. They cost me £3.05 for a packet of 12 tablets.
The instructions tell you to take one of these every four hours and you are not allowed to take any more than four in 24 hours. The tablets do not contain any painkillers at all, so I usually take some paracetomols at the same time to help. The active ingredient in these is something called Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride which I have never heard of but it seems to do the trick.
After taking one of these, may be half an hour would go past and then I find that the severe pain starts to mellow out a bit and after an hour it eases off enough to be able to get on with whatever it is I want to do. I find that as the four hours goes on though that it starts to come back again and I need to repeat this process may be three or four times and then after a nights sleep the congestion has shifted and my sinuses are back to normal again.
The tablets are quite small so they are easier to take than paracetomol which I find tend to stick in the back of my throat and are hard to swallow.
There are some warnings with these tablets, you should no give them to anyone under the age of 12 years old and also if you are taking other medication you should check with the doctor or pharmacist as they are unsuitable for some people like if you are taking blood pressure tablets.
These tablets should not make you drowsy so they are good for people even if they are doing manual jobs or driving.
I would recommend these tablets if you suffer from bad sinus pain.
When I was younger (in around high school age) I used to have terrible problems with sinus headaches, and I found that Sudafed Congestion and Headache tablets were the best for relieving my symptoms in the quickest time.
You get 16 tablets in a box for around £3.60-£4 depending on where you are buying them, I found that these tablets are cheapest in Tesco or Superdrug, though there isn't much of a price difference in Boots, though they are generally more expensive there.
To take these tablets you simply swallow 2 tablets with some water, you may take up to 12 tablets in 24 hours and you must wait at least 4 hours before taking any more tablets.
These tablets are suitable for ages 12 and up.
I found that when I took these tablets my sinus headaches would go away pretty quickly, they take about 30 minutes to kick in, which in my opinion is very good, especially for a severely sore sinus headache.
I also found that they did quite a good job of clearing my head and unblocking my nose, I found that after a few doses of these tablets, within a day, my nose was much less blocked and I found it much easier to breath.
You must however be very careful with these tablets as they contain caffeine, which is added to them to give you a boost in energy and prevent you from becoming drowsy. Because there is caffeine in them however, it isn't good to take them at night time, I took these one night at 9pm and couldn't sleep most of the night, they caused my heart to race a bit and I felt less well with them than if I had just used regular painkillers.
You cannot take these tablets if you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, an overactive thyroid or stomach ulcers. Unfortunately, since I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in September, I cannot take these tablets anymore, and I have not yet been able to find tablets that are safe for me to use and are as effective as these ones.
Overall I think that these worked great, the pain relief is really quick and they also made it much easier for me to breath by easing away some of the congestion in my head and nose. I think that if you are able to use these tablets, they are fantastic and worth every penny. However it is important that you do not take these at night time as the caffeine can keep you up at night and also that you do not take these tablets if you have any of the medical complications listed above. Overall I would give these tablets 4 out of 5 stars, they lose a star as you can't use them for relief at night time.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
When you have a cold you think blowing your nose continuously is irritating. Then it all dries up and you end up unable to breath and with excruciating head ache. You then wish you were blowing your nose al the time again! When you are all bunged up and really feeling the pressure (literally) you are desperate. Desperation is what lead me to spend £5 at Tesco's on these tablets on the recommendation of the pharmacist. There were plenty of variations of this, but this was the first pack I grabbed. Tesco's also had their own version which was much cheaper, but I really needed these to work first time. When I was a little less desperate I made a mental note to try the cheaper brands.
The tablets are easy to take, they come covered in a plastic shell, so do not have a horrible taste of texture to them, and when washed down with water they slide down easily. The last thing you need when you are all blocked up is to be made to gag!
I find these tablets work really quickly. Even today, when my other half is man flu ridden, I told him to take some and within about ten minutes of taking them, his mucous was much free-er flowing.
I also find these tablets very effective. You need to keep on top of it and take a couple of tablets every four to six hours. Please read the packet well, I am not a health care professional! Also some variations also contain painkillers, so you would not be able to take them alongside your existing dose without problems. If you are still congested after a couple of days of taking these you should make sure you go to your doctors if you symptoms haven't cleared up.
I would really recommend these. I have found them so effective when I am in desperate need and they really do work-and quickly! When you are blocked it is so important to get unblocked before it gets infected and you get sinusitis.
In the last few weeks I have been suffering from rather bad congestion in the ears and throat. Despite trips to the doctors, there does not appear to be much that can be done to make this go away quickly. The general advice given was that the symptoms will eventually subside. The cold climate in December exacerbates the condition, making it harder to shift. A bit of online googling led me to discover that people with similar complaints had tried Sudafed, a product designed to clear congestion and also relieve catarrh.
I found Sudafed to buy in Boots and decided to plump for it, over Boots' own brand, having heard of Sudafed before. It cost £4.75 for a small box of tablets. I believe there are twenty tablets in the packet. To me, that seemed rather expensive, especially if one compared the price to standard Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.
I took a tablet with water when I got home. The tablets are yellow in colour and come in one of those dissolvable plastic-like shells. You do not crunch them, but take with a drink. The packets says you can take a tablet every four hours.
I have been taking these on and off now for several days and I have felt a difference in my throat and nose, though it has not entirely sorted out my ear condition, which continues to pop randomly. The tablets have eased some of the pain that was coming with the congestion and my breathing is better and the overall head feels less clogged. I am hoping if I persevere, that the tablets might shift the last bit that is in the inner ear and causing me to feel yucky.
They could be a touch cheaper, but they do appear to have an effect, so I therefore recommend Sudafed for congestion in winter months.
I have just used a couple of these capsules and so far, the results are limited. They cost around £3.80 for a box of 16 capsules. The box has a green colour scheme with the Sudafed logo in bold black letters on the front. It is clearly described for congestion and headache. I don't even have much of a headache but it's not helping with the congestion part at all right now.
The box contains two packets of 8 tablets. You are meant to take two every 4 hours as they contain paracetamol so don't have paracetamol on top of these as you would be overdosing. The capsules are very easy to swallow and prevent you from tasting something vile, which is good.
They aren't supposed to make you drowsy and I haven't noticed any increased drowsiness myself - in fact they contain caffeine. The capsules are used to tackle congestion, which is caused by sinusitis, which includes a stuffy nose, blocked sinuses, headache, fever, aches and pains. It is starting to do a better job now since it's been in my body a bit longer but I am still having to blow my nose and I feel a bit stuffy and congested, which isn't good.
Currently, I don't rate these highly as I did take a couple of capsules almost an hour ago and don't feel too much different to before. They have done a slight job and I think I feel better but the effects definitely aren't instant! Personally, I wouldn't recommend these at this rate - there are better products out there for similar symptoms. These aren't working on me at all.
Thanks for reading,
Today I've woken up with a head cold. Bit snuffly and banging head ache. I got the sudafed out of the medicine cabinet and hoped that it would make me feel better. To be honest it's not been doing much for me though.
Sudafed congestion and headache capsules contain paracetamol, caffeine and phenylephrine. They are meant to unblock your nose and relieve headaches. They are non-drowsy which is obviously useful if driving etc. Not suitable for children under 6 years. My box contains 16 capsules and you take 2 every 4 hours as needed.
The thing I'm finding with these sudafed is that it helps my stuffy nose, but unfortunately my headache is still well and truly there. So, in my case I think I find better relief from just taking an ibuprofen based product such as nurofen.
At £3.89 a pack this is a quite expensive medication, but sudafed is a very well known brand. I think this works better when you have the type of traditional cold where you're all blocked up and eyes are streaming etc. With my mostly headache based affliction, it just doesn't work well enough.
I was once advised by a nurse that Sudafed and the like only tend to enlarge the tissue in your sinuses, thus treating symptoms not any core issue. To be honest, I really don't care!
Nothing helps me feel better when I'm bogged down, apart from Sudafed (and maybe Olbas Oil!). Being self-employed, it is a bit of a crisis when I'm hit with flu or colds, and the whole operation is put out of action for however long it takes.
But after just a couple of these, I begin to feel much more able to carry on with what needs to be done. The problem may not be taken away, but the pressure is certainly relieved, stress levels go down, and I can work a thousand times better than without Sudafed.
I've also noticed that the associated headaches and pains are relieved to an extent when taking these, so if you feel totally tied up by your cold or flu - try these!!
I am a migrane sufferer who has had migraines for four years. Never would I have thought that it was to do with my sinusis. It would only when I developed a really nasty cold that I started taking sudafed. If I had a migraine as well, the Sudafed would dramaticaly help.
The pressure on my sinusis was grately relived and the migraine would turn to a less painful headache whenever I took the Sudafed. Since my cold has gone, if i feel pressure above my eye or under my eye during a migrane, I take Sudafed congestion and headache non-drowsy to help relive the pain around my eye. 7 out of 10 times it works, and for me it's a relief after suffering for four years with pressure pain in my head.
The non-drowsy formula is helpful too as I tend to get very sleepy with all the other painkillers I use to cure my migraine. If you are a migrane sufferer who feels pressure pain around the temple and eyes I would try Sudafed because it worked for me and anything non-perscribed is worth a try.
After putting off my one and only perk that I receive for working for the NHS, ie a free flu injection, guess what.... Yes you've guessed it, I caught the flu, and by god did I get a good dose of it!
I suffered for a good 10 days with every symptom you would expect, and a few others to boot, one of them being chronic sinusitis.
Never having suffered with this condition before, I was unsure on how to treat it, after suffering for a couple of days with bad headaches and pains over my eyes I decided I had to get something.
After perusing the medicine aisle in Asda for something suitable for my condition I happened upon a new product available from Sudafed.
The product in question is "Non - drowsy Sudafed, congestion and headache capsules"
Obviously the first thing that attracted me to this product is the fact this product states that it clears stuffy noses and relieves headaches and symptoms associated with blocked sinuses.
The box is the normal size associated with other headache tablet products, the colour scheme is very eye catching and distinctive. The box is bright white with mint green coloured detailing.
There is the obligatory information on the box, brand name, product name, contents and amounts, purpose of use and symptoms this product is supposed to alleviate.
This box is quite unique in the respect this is one of the only products I have noticed that has incorporated braille onto the packaging, this can be found over the top of the product name.
Upon opening the box you are faced with two foil packed sleeves of tablets, all wrapped singularly within the vacuum formed plastic.
Each tablet is again very distinctive in colour, this being burgundy and blue, and are the jelly capsule type of tablets. This is good in the fact it dissolves very quickly once swallowed, but bad if you struggle taking them (like me), meaning there is more likelihood they could dissolve in your mouth, not nice when it does happen!
Being a softer capsule also means that you have to more careful when you are "popping" them out of the foil backing, very often the two sides of the tablet come apart and spill there contents, and I'm sorry but I refuse to take them like that!
The pack recommends you take two tablets every four hours, these are the guidelines for anyone over the age of 12 years old, for the age range of 6-12 the dosage is reduced down to one tablet every four hours.
The tablets are to be taken orally and are not to be chewed (for reasons I listed earlier!).
No more than 4 doses are to be taken a day.
Do they work? Well yes and quite effectively as well. The tablets started taking effect around twenty minutes after first taking them.
The main reason I was taking them was I had a blazing headache with shooting pains over my right eye, the pains were visibly reduced within twenty minutes with the headache usually clearing after 30 minutes.
The other good thing with these tablets is the fact they don't send me loopy! I had to stop taking Lemsip cold and flu tablets after having an episode of them making me slur my speech and I came across as drunk to other people, the fact I had to drive and fetch my children from school really frightened me so I had to find another alternative.
These tablets cost me £3.34 a box, which for a four day supply is exceptional value.
These tablets I highly recommend, not only do they alleviate and control the horrible effects of sinusitis, they can also be used to help with general symptoms of colds and flu.
For more information visit - www.sudafed .co.uk
Thanks for reading x
Sudafed Non-Drowsy Congestion & Headache Capsules with Phenylephrin hydrochloride, Caffeine and Paracetamol, help relieve the symptoms of pain and congestion caused by sinusitis, which include stuffy nose, blocked sinuses, headache, fever, aches and pains