Decongestant Side Effect Kept Me Up ALL NIGHT!
Lucky me, I've got my second cold in the last month. What usually gets me through the day is Advil Cold & Sinus. It really works great! But, I learned a lesson last night. Don't take it before bed!
The active ingredient is psuedophedrine, which acts as the decongestant. However, it's also a stimulant and can cause you to be a little wired. It's also one of the key ingredients for producing meth, so it's the one you have to sign out for. I've been taking one every 6 hours or so, and last night I took one right before bed.
It was about 8:30 when I took one, and I didn't fall asleep until it wore off about 2:30 in the morning. Yikes! I think I'll just have to deal with the congestion in the evening, or look for something else for night time!