Dristan Multi-symptom nasal decongestant  » Medicine  »
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  • Though it's marketed as a cold and flu medication, the box also says it can be used to treat allergy sinus problems, which is nice, because sometimes when a stuffy nose hits, we just don't know if it's allergies or a cold until we've taken a medication just to find out that it's not working because it's not made for that particular problem
  • He didn't have a fever this time around, so I can't comment on how well the fever-reducing part of this medication is, but he was definitely sniffling a lot less than he was before he took it and even the coughing went down to the bare minimum
  • I know Dristan works for my boys, and if I happen to come down with something myself, I'm going to give it a shot as well and see how it works, since I have such a high tolerance for medications
  • I think Dristan has made a marketing genius of my child


    • by Anasuya
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      I have two teenage children and a husband, and it’s a rare month in our household when at least one of us doesn’t have the sniffles or a cough or a sore throat, so I’m constantly on the hunt for medications of one kind of another. And, until someone finally invents a medication that treats every imaginable symptom and will make you drowsy when you want it and not drowsy when you don’t, all at the same time, I’m stuck going from medication to medication trying to find the one that best suits the situation at is arises. And, since I’ve used just about every over-the-counter cold and flu medication imaginable, when I have to hit the store to grab something because one of my kids has a cold, I almost never remember what we used the last time someone got a cold in the house, so we almost always end up trying something new.

      About four weeks ago, my son came home from school looking and feel awful. Even though he’s a teenager and pretty much wants to take care of himself instead of having his mother doting on him, I can’t help but make him soup and tucking him in and rushing to the store for whatever might make him feel better, especially now with the frightening H1N1 virus floating around, pretty prominently in our state. So, I managed to get some Dristan multi-symptom tablets for cold and flu, and figured it probably wasn’t any better or worse than most of the other medications we’ve used to treat these same symptoms.

      Though it’s marketed as a cold and flu medication, the box also says it can be used to treat allergy sinus problems, which is nice, because sometimes when a stuffy nose hits, we just don’t know if it’s allergies or a cold until we’ve taken a medication ...


      • just to find out that it’s not working because it’s not made for that particular problem. For a family on a budget, during a time when medications aren’t exactly cheap, it’s nice to find something that covers all those grounds. So, he took it as directed on the packaging and he told me he was feeling better within an hour. He didn’t have a fever this time around, so I can’t comment on how well the “fever-reducing” part of this medication is, but he was definitely sniffling a lot less than he was before he took it and even the coughing went down to the bare minimum. Now my son tells me that when he gets sick again (so fatalistic of him to be planning for it!) he wants me to pick up dristan. Problem is, of course, this medicaiton is almost impossible to find in stores. I’m beginning to think you can only get
        it, reliably, online. Luckily we still have some left from the package we bought a corner store (not even a drug store- can’t find it in drug stores), so I’m thinking I’ll be proactive and order some before someone else comes down with something and we go through five different medications to find one that works well enough. I know Dristan works for my boys, and if I happen to come down with something myself, I’m going to give it a shot as well and see how it works, since I have such a high tolerance for medications. But, as far as my son is concerned, he tells me this stuff is like magic and he loves it. He said, and I quote, “I’ve never felt so good while feeling sick”. If that’s not the perfect tag line for a medication, then I don’t know what is. I think Dristan has made a marketing genius of my child!




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