Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
Top 89%4 points
Top 89%

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

1. 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 Sparkling Original
95% have it

2. 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

3. 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.
8
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48

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.
0mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg

5. 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 Sparkling Original
75% have it

6. 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 Sparkling Original
50% have it

7. Is available over-the-counter

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

8. Targets muscular pain

Muscle pain can be caused by exercise or other stresses, as well as infections such as flu.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
87% have it

9. 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 Sparkling Original
72% have it

10. aspirin

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
325mg
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg

11. 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 Sparkling Original
99% have it

12. 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

13. diphenhydramine

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

14. 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 Sparkling Original
31% have it

16. naproxen

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

17. Is anti-inflammatory

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.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
68% have it

18. 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 Sparkling Original
29% have it

19. 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

20. minimum age requirements

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

21. 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 Sparkling Original
43% have it

22. No naproxen-associated heart risk

Naproxen may increase your risk of heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it for an extended period of time.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
94% have it

23. Not linked to shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is a tense tightening in the chest and feeling of suffocation that can cause a lot of discomfort.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
46% have it

24. Not linked to blurred vision

The drug is not considered to be a cause of blurred vision.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
48% have it

25. Not linked to feeling sedated

Feeling sedated means that you feel sleepy and may not be as responsive as you usually would be. Drugs which cause sedation should be used with caution.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Sparkling Original
25% have it

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