Best Phenylephrine HCL for Nasal Decongestant


Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant provides temporary relief from symptoms associated with both nasal congestion and sinus congestion.


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At a glance:
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • store between 20° and 25°C (68° and 77°F)
Active Ingredients (in each softgel):

Phenylephrine HCl 10 mg (Nasal decongestant)

Inactive Ingredients:

Croscarmellose sodium, FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, hypromellose, lactose, magnesium stearate, micro crystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide

Expert Advice

You won’t find an over-the-counter nasal decongestant/cold medicine to get temporary relief from cold and flu symptoms that’s better than Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant. This oral decongestant is made with the active ingredient Phenylephrine HCl, an ingredient that serves as a decongestant. While this medication does have a propensity to increase blood pressure and dilate your pupils when consumed in excess, the quantity found in Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant severely limits these common side effects while simultaneously providing relief from symptoms derived from hay fever, the common cold, and the flu. These symptoms include nasal congestion, sinus congestion, blocked nasal passages, and more. Unlike other solutions such as Ibuprofen Sudafed PE, and products containing pseudoephedrine, Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant features a unique ingredient makeup that will get you the relief you need. What’s more, because of the multi-symptom nature of Phenylephrine HCI, you may even take it to get relief from slight head congestion. That said, while this nasal decongestant medicine is safe, depending on your medical profile, Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant may not be the best solution for you. Before you use this medicine, if you think that it may not be the best one for you, please seek medical help from a licensed health professional. What’s more, if you have an extensive medical history or suffer from pre-existing medical conditions, it is best to speak with your doctor before using Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant. For information related to OTC and FDA approval, drug interactions between this medication and others that contain phenylephrine hydrochloride, isocarboxazid, selegiline, or tranylcypromine, please get medical advice before using this medication.

Dr. Vandana Patel


Internal and pulmonary medicine expert with 30 years of experience with critical care medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I take Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant?

Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant is the best cough medicine to guarantee you maximum strength in the fight against your cold and flu symptoms. If you suffer from symptoms related to the common cold, the flu, or even hay fever, this solution is ideal for you. These symptoms include nasal congestion, sinus congestion, sinus and nasal pressure, runny nose, and other cold and flu-like symptoms. That said, due to the ingredient composition of this medication, you may also consider taking it to get minor relief from mild headaches.

Can anyone use Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant?

Prior to using Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant, it is imperative that you read the dosage instructions indicated on the packaging. There, you will find directions regarding the use and distribution of this medication among groups of people based on age and medical condition. If you use medication that contains prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), then you are not to use Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant unless otherwise instructed to by a health professional. MAOI drugs are fused with ingredients that treat emotional conditions like depression, Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric conditions, among others.

How often can I take Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant?

Once again, prior to consuming this medication, you are kindly reminded that you should read the dosage instructions that are found in its product information. There, you will see that both adults and children who are over the age of twelve (12) should consume one tablet every four hours. If you would like to administer this medication to a child under the age of twelve (12), please consult a health professional.

What should I do if I take more than the maximum dosage of Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant?

According to the instructions stipulated in the product information, you should not take more than six (6) tablets in 24 hours. In case of overdose, please visit the nearest Poison Control Center.

How long does it take for Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant to work?

Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant is a fast-acting nasal decongestant that is made to get you the quick relief from your symptoms. Consequently, you can expect to see an improvement in your symptoms within a couple of days after using this medication. Having said that, if you notice that your symptoms persist after seven (7) days, please stop the use of this medication and consult a doctor as soon as possible as that may be a sign of a more serious condition.

If I have a prior medical condition can I use Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant?

As mentioned previously, on the product packaging, you will be provided with a series of warning notices for persons who suffer from particular medical conditions. If you have difficulty urinating, suffer from thyroid disease, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate gland, or any other serious medical condition, you are strongly advised to contact your doctor to find out if you can consume this medication. If your doctor does not recommend that you use this medication, please respect their medical opinion.

Can I take Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant when pregnant?

If you are pregnant or hope to become pregnant soon yet wish to use Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant, it is best that you confer with a licensed health professional prior to using this medication. If you are already pregnant, you are advised to do so at any point during your pregnancy. If you are cautioned against its use, please respect your doctor’s medical opinion by refraining from using this medication. That said, your doctor may give you the go-ahead on the condition that you adhere to a maximum dosage that is less than what is specified in the product information. Once again, you are advised to respect their decision and conform to their instructions. Similarly, if you are breast-feeding, you should consult a doctor before taking this medication.

Can I consume alcohol while using Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant?

You are advised not to use Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant if you intend to use alcohol. This cough medicine is a non-drowsy solution which serves to clear up your nasal passages and, in doing so, keep your energies up. Alcohol, on the other hand, can have adverse effects that make you sluggish, distort reality, and prevent you from operating at maximum strength. Therefore, consuming alcohol would go against the purpose and point of using this medication. However, if you have any doubts, discrepancies, or concerns, please speak with your doctor.

What is the best way to take Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant?

When consuming Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant, each tablet should be taken with a glass of water. Once again, you should not take this medication with alcohol as you may feel symptoms such as sleeplessness, nervousness, and loss of energy. Also, do not take this medication with juice, smoothies, or any other liquid that isn’t water.

How many Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestants can I take?

As already mentioned, if you opt to use Cabinet Mini Nasal Decongestant, the maximum dosage is six (6) tablets within a 24-hour period. If you do end up exceeding the maximum dosage, go to a Poison Control Center immediately. You may only surpass the recommended maximum dosage if your doctor recommends it.

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