Not Medical Advice: A white, round-shape pill with imprint 44 462 has been identified as Sinus allergy chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg / phenylephrine hydrochloride 10 mg.
Chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine belongs to the drug class upper respiratory combinations. It is used to treat cold symptoms and hay fever.
Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. While Phenylephrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Learn more here.
Check out natural treatment tips for cold and flu at WebMD.
In health buzz, it’s all over the headlines: Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) is making kids sick in what appears to be unprecedented numbers. It might be causing paralysis or maybe not. It may have infected some adults. But EV-D68 is nothing compared to the viral killer that really concerns Dr. Paul Checchia of Texas Children’s Hospital, who treats sick kids all day long. "Hysterical — that’s the way I describe it,” Checchia said about the reaction to EV-D68.
Every year, respiratory syncytial virus or RSV sends 75,000 to 125,000 children to the hospital and kills as many as 200 every year, numbers that are a little fuzzy because hospitals are not required to report deaths from RSV. Last year, influenza killed at least 105 kids. No deaths from EV-D68, which has been linked to several hundred illnesses nationwide, have been reported. Find out more at NBC News.