Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold
Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold
Top 93%4 points
Top 93%

Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold review: 34 facts and highlights

1. 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

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 Night Cold
96% have it

3. 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

4. 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

5. minimum age requirements

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

6. 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 Night Cold
69% have it

7. 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 Night Cold
41% have it

8. 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 Night Cold

9. naproxen

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

10. 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

11. 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 Night Cold
75% have it

12. Targets muscular pain

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

13. 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 Night Cold
44% have it

14. 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 Night Cold
73% have it

15. 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

16. 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 Night Cold
29% have it

17. diphenhydramine

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

18. aspirin

Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
500mg
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg

19. Is available over-the-counter

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

20. 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

21. Not linked to sudden weight loss

The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold
79% have it

22. Not linked to low blood pressure

Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold
51% have it

23. 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 Night Cold
51% have it

24. 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 Night Cold
31% have it

25. Not linked to heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.
Alka-Seltzer Plus Night Cold
45% have it

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