The Equate Maximum Strength Non-Drowsy Nasal Decongestant PE does not work all that well for me on my nasal congestion. Sometimes that is because I feel congested but my sinuses are swollen (and I use a flonase spray) as opposed to congestion caused by colds, the flu, and other common health problems. Because it is non-drowsy, it is good to take during the daytime while working, but it is not good if you want to sleep (either regular nighttime sleep or sleep to recover during the day). Congestion Relief The main purpose of this medication is to relieve congestion, and it seems to do decently at that. Chest Congestion Relief This medication helps with chest congestion only because it helps with nasal congestion so there is less filling up your lungs as you cough and clear them out. Relief of Aches & Pains This medication does nothing to relieve aches and pains. Cough Suppression This medication does not do very well with cough suppression; it only works in the sense that it clears out your sinuses so their is less congestion to cough up.