Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
Top 43%33 points
Top 43%

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

1. Targets toothaches

Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
58% have it

2. Is antipyretic (fever reducing)

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.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
96% have it

3. ibuprofen

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.
0mg
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg

4. paracetamol

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.
325mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg

5. maximum capsules daily

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
10
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48

6. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose

Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
65% have it

7. caffeine

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
0mg
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg

8. Is soluble in water

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.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
29% have it

9. Is available over-the-counter

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough

10. pills per box

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.
20
Ecotrin Low Strength: 365

11. Has more than one active ingredient

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.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
51% have it

12. minimum age requirements

This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
12years
Calprofen Ibuprofen Suspension: 0.08years

13. Not linked to dependency

It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
75% have it

14. aspirin

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
0mg
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg

15. Targets migraines

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.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
41% have it

16. codeine

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.
0mg
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg

17. Targets headaches

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.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough

18. diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine causes sleepiness or drowsiness. This is better for use at night, particularly if pain prevents you from sleeping.
0mg
Motrin PM: 38mg

19. naproxen

Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.
0mg
Dolormin GS mit Naproxen: 250mg

20. Targets muscular pain

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
88% have it

21. consecutive days

This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
7
Tylenol PM: 14

22. Can be taken on an empty stomach

Medicines which can be taken on an empty stomach are unlikely to cause stomach problems such as ulcers. These are better if you need to take the painkillers first thing in the morning.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
31% have it

23. Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms

This medicine is recommended to alleviate the range of different symptoms associated with cold and flu.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
73% have it

24. Possible benefits in heart disease patients

Aspirin can help to prevent blood clots which can cause heart attacks and strokes. For this reason, it is sometimes recommended that “at risk” patients take it daily. Source: NHS Choices, 2018.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
14% have it

25. Recommended for sore throats

Sore throats are usually caused by painful inflammation of the tonsils, larynx or pharynx. A common manifestation of a sore throat is pain when swallowing.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
44% have it

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