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Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

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Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original review: 33 facts and highlights

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
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Why is Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original better than the average?

  • Maximum capsules daily
    8vs6.23
  • Aspirin
    325mgvs79.45mg

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1.maximum capsules daily

8

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.Not linked to dependency
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

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

3.Is available over-the-counter
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.

4.Can be taken on an empty stomach
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

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.

5.Is soluble in water
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

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.

6.consecutive days

7

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.

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Tylenol PM

14

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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Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg

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2.paracetamol

0mg

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.Has more than one active ingredient
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

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.

4.aspirin

325mg

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

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Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder

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5.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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Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets

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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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Nurofen Plus

12.8mg

Effects

1.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

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.

2.Not linked to heartburn
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.

3.Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

This medicine is recommended to alleviate the range of different symptoms associated with cold and flu.

4.Targets headaches
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

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.

5.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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6.Is anti-inflammatory
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original

Anti- inflammatory drugs are particularly good for things like muscle and joint pain, as they not only block out the pain but also target the cause.

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