Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Actamin Maximum Strength
  2. Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold and Sinus
  3. Altenol
  4. Aminofen
  5. Anacin Aspirin Free
  6. Apra
  7. Arthritis Pain Relief
  8. Cetafen
  9. Childrens Mapap
  10. Childrens Nortemp
  11. Comtrex Sore Throat Relief
  12. Dolono
  13. Febrol
  14. Genapap
  15. Genapap Sinus
  16. Genebs
  17. Infantaire
  18. Infants Tylenol Plus Cold
  19. Mapap
  20. Mapap Arthritis Pain
  21. Mapap Sinus PE
  22. Pain-Eze Rheu-Thritis
  23. Pyrecot
  24. Pyregesic
  25. Q-Pap
  26. Redutemp
  27. Silapap
  28. Sinutab Sinus
  29. Sudafed PE Sinus Headache
  30. T-Painol
  31. Tycolene
  32. Tylenol

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Actifed Sinus Regular
  2. Childrens Tylenol Decongestant
  3. Contac Sinus Pain Formula
  4. Dimetapp Daytime Cold
  5. Dimetapp Extra Strength Daytime Cold
  6. Dristan ND
  7. Dristan ND Extra Strength
  8. Extra Strength Sinus Medication Non-Drowsy
  9. Extra Strength Tylenol Sinus Convenience Pack Daytime Relief
  10. Extra Strength Tylenol Sinus Daytime Relief
  11. Extra Strength Tylenol Sinus with Coolburst - Daytime
  12. Novahistex Sinus


Decongestant and analgesic combinations are taken by mouth to relieve sinus and nasal congestion (stuffy nose) and headache of colds, allergy, and hay fever.

Decongestants, such as phenylephrine, and pseudoephedrine produce a narrowing of blood vessels. This leads to clearing of nasal congestion, but it may also cause an increase in blood pressure in patients who have high blood pressure.

Analgesics, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and salicylates (e.g., aspirin, salicylamide), are used in these combination medicines to help relieve headache and sinus pain.

Acetaminophen and salicylates may cause kidney damage or cancer of the kidney or urinary bladder if large amounts of both medicines are taken together for a long time. However, taking the recommended amounts of combination medicines that contain both acetaminophen and a salicylate for short periods of time has not been shown to cause these unwanted effects.

These medicines are available without a prescription. However, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper dose of these medicines for your medical condition.

Do not give any over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicine to a baby or child under 4 years of age. Using these medicines in very young children might cause serious or possibly life-threatening side effects .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule
  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Tablet, Extended Release, 12 HR
  • Tablet, Effervescent