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allergy sufferers will find it harder to obtain their stuffy nose relief because of popular cold medications going behind the counter. companies have switched out pseudoephedrine, which is the leading ingredient in methamphedamine, to a different, less effective ingredient called phenylephrine. this ingredient is the same as a placebo at relieving stuffy noses. because it has a hard time getting to the blood stream. many companies switch to phenylephrine to keep their products on the shelves.