Don't let decongestants squeeze your heart
As many over-the-counter decongestants get a new ingredient, you might want to look for alternatives.
During cough and cold season, millions of Americans reach for an over-the-counter decongestant to clear a stuffy nose. Some read the warning label: "Do not use this product if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland unless directed by a doctor." Few heed it.