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Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu
Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu
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Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu review: 34 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 Severe Cold & Flu
96% 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.
250mg
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg

5. Not linked to sudden weight loss

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

6. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
41% have it

7. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
44% have it

8. minimum age requirements

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

9. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
51% have it

10. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
75% have it

11. diphenhydramine

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

12. 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 Severe Cold & Flu

13. aspirin

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

14. Is available over-the-counter

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

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. 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. naproxen

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

18. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
73% have it

19. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
31% have it

20. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
29% have it

21. Not linked to heartburn

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

22. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
69% have it

23. Targets muscular pain

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

24. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
94% have it

25. 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 Severe Cold & Flu
46% have it

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