What is Phenylephrine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Phenylephrine hydrochloride is used for the temporary use as symptomatic relief of nasal and nasopharyngeal mucosal congestion, treatment of hemorrhoids, relief of redness of the eye due to irritation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sinus congestion 2 1
Blood in stool 1 0
Hemorrhoid discomfort 1 0
Hemorrhoids 1 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Phenylephrine

Side effect Patients
Elevated liver enzymes 1
Hyperness 1
Insomnia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Phenylephrine

Dosage Patients
0.25 other twice daily 1
10 mg daily 1
0.25%-3% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Phenylephrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Phenylephrine

Duration

Currently taking Phenylephrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Phenylephrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Phenylephrine.