Decongestant and antihistamine medications are often confused and thought to have the same effect on the body. While there are similarities, these medications are not the same and do not have the same effect on the body.

Brooksville, Florida — July 23, 2012

Decongestants relieve nasal congestion. They work by causing the blood vessels in the nasal membranes to narrow. This reduces inflammation, swelling, and mucus production produced by the nasal lining. Decongestants are most often used to treat colds and are available without a prescription.

Antihistamines have a much broader use than decongestants. They are used to calm a person, stop vomiting, and aid in sleeping. Oftentimes, they are used in cough and cold remedies with a decongestant.

Antihistamines work by blocking the effect of a chemical histamine that is produced by the body in response to an allergic reaction. Histamines make small blood vessels widen in the skin, eyes, and nose. This causes redness and swelling.

Leading pharmaceutical company MCR American Pharmaceuticals explained that both decongestants and antihistamines have some negative effects. If decongestants are used for too long, they cause nasal congestion to worsen. While antihistamines can make a person dizzy and drowsy. Both medications can also reduce appetite, cause blurred vision and a dry mouth.

"There are a variety of medications in a variety of forms that can help all sorts of patients," said owner of MCR American Pharmaceuticals, David Daniel Ambrose. "Yet it's important to consult a doctor or pharmacist prior to taking any sort of medication."

The company recently debuted a new product line of decongestants and antihistamines that include Congestinex C, Congestinex PE, Maxiphen, Maxiphen DM, Maxifed, Maxifed DMX, Maxifed G, Maxifed DM, Super-Tuss PE, and Super-Tuss PSE.

The Congestinex C medication is an antihistamine, available in grape flavor and is recommended for patients who have post-nasal drip cough. Congestinex C can help calm a runny nose and may stop sneezing. MCR American Pharmaceuticals explains that Congestinex C is different from most cold fighting medications in that it is safe for ages two and older. MCR American Pharmaceuticals designed Congestinex C to suit young children by using lower doses of Chlorpheniramine, and Dextromethorphan.

Congestinex PE is an expectorant, antitussive and decongestant that relieves symptoms due to a common cold, hay fever or other respiratory allergies. MCR American Pharmaceuticals explains the benefits to such medication is the low dose of Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, and Phenylepherine. The low dosage of such ingredients ensures the medication is suitable for young ages and is safe to consume.

Maxiphen is an expectorant and decongestant that contains Phenylephrine and Guaifenesin. Maxiphen helps patients who have congestion due to the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergic rhinitis.

Maxiphen DM product is an expectorant, decongestant and suppressant that contains Phenylephrine, Guaifenesin, and Dextromethorphan. Maxiphen DM helps patients who have congestion due to the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergic rhinitis.

Maxifed is a decongestant and expectorant combination that contains Pseudoephedrine and Guaifenesin. Maxifed DMX is a decongestant, expectorant and cough suppressant combination that contains Pseudoephedrine, Guaifenesin, and Dextromethorphan. MCR American Pharmaceuticals recommends Maxifed DMX for those who suffer from post nasal drip cough.

Maxifed G is a decongestant and expectorant combination that contains Pseudoephedrine and Guaifenesin and is recommended in fighting the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergic rhinitis. The final medication in the Maxifed product family is Maxifed DM, an expectorant, decongestant, and suppressant that contains Pseudoephedrine, Guaifenesin, and Dextromethorphan and is strong enough to cure post nasal drip cough.

Lastly, MCR American Pharmaceuticals manufactured Super-Tuss, a medication group that consists of Super-Tuss PE and Super-Tuss PSE. MCR American Pharmaceuticals explains that Super-Tuss PE comes in an AM dose form and a PM dose form. The AM dose is a cough suppressant, expectorant and nasal decongestant combination that contains Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, and Phenylephrine. The PM dose is an antihistamine and cough suppressant combination that contains Chlorpheniramine and Dextromethorphan. Both dose forms are ideal in fighting the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergic rhinitis.

Super-Tuss PSE also arrives in an AM and PM dose form. The AM dose is a cough suppressant, expectorant, and decongestant combination that contains Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, and Pseudoephedrine. The PM dose is an antihistamine and cough suppressant combination that contains Chlorpheniramine and Dextromethorphan. Both dose forms are ideal in fighting the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergic rhinitis.

"I purchased a decongestant medication from the MCR American Pharmaceuticals Web site and in no time was cured of my cold. I recommend their decongestants for those who suffer from nasal congestion," said a recent MCR American Pharmaceuticals customer who wished to remain anonymous.

More About MCR American Pharmaceuticals

MCR American Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the marketing and development along with sales and distribution of the highest quality pharmaceuticals. MCR American Pharmaceuticals was founded by Jack Reagin in 1991 in Birmingham, AL and quickly expanded to several states in the Southeast. In 1999, MCR American Pharmaceuticals was purchased by David Ambrose and was relocated to Brooksville, FL. In 2008, MCR American Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Neuro-HiTech. MCR American Pharmaceuticals' products are now marketed throughout the United States and sold directly to the general public as well as medical offices, wholesalers, distributors and local pharmacies.

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