Originally Posted by gcsjr
The most likely answer is Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed). It is an oral decongestant that will help reduce the rebound congestion caused by Afrin addiction and will allow someone to taper off of the Afrin.
That is what I was thinking it was too, but just wasn't 100% sure.
And I read this also when taking both at the same time:
Although both Mucinex and Sudafed work to relieve sinus congestion, the two medications work in different ways. Mucinex works by loosening and thinning the mucus that is causing the congestion. Sudafed works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages.
So I agree with you that it must be Sudafed that the nurse told me about.