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Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough review: 32 facts and highlights

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough

Why is Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough better than the average?

  • Paracetamol
    325mgvs175.77mg
  • Maximum capsules daily
    10vs6.23

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General info

1.maximum capsules daily

10

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.

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2.Is soluble in water
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough

The product is available in a soluble form, so you can dissolve it in water. This can result in quicker pain relief, and it is useful for people who find tablets difficult to swallow.

3.Is available over-the-counter
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It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.

4.pills per box

20

A higher number of pills per box may imply that the product is more safe than others. Many painkillers are regulated so that a person may not buy more than a certain amount at any one time.

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5.minimum age requirements

12years

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.

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6.Not linked to dependency
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It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

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Composition

1.ibuprofen

0mg

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.

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2.paracetamol

325mg

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.

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3.caffeine

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.

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4.Has more than one active ingredient
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The product contains more than one active ingredient. These combinations usually compliment each other and sometimes one ingredient can improve the effectiveness of the other.

5.aspirin

0mg

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.

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6.codeine

0mg

Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.

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Effects

1.Targets toothaches
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.

2.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
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Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.

3.Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.

4.Targets migraines
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A migraine is a very severe headache, often accompanied with other sensory signs such as flashing lights, blind spots, tingling and light sensitivity. Migraine sufferers often struggle to find adequate relief.

5.Targets headaches
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The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.

6.diphenhydramine

0mg

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.

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