21points

Midol Complete Caplets

17points

Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid

Midol Complete Caplets
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27 facts in comparison

Midol Complete Caplets vs Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid

Midol Complete Caplets
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid

Why is Midol Complete Caplets better than Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid?

  • 175mg more paracetamol content
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    500mgvs325mg
  • 3 more consecutive days
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    10vs7
  • Not linked to heartburn
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  • 60mg more caffeine content
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    60mgvs0mg

Why is Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid better than Midol Complete Caplets?

  • 2 higher daily limit
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    8vs6
  • 6years lower age requirement
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    6yearsvs12years
  • Can be used to treat cold and flu symptoms
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  • Not linked to sudden weight loss
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  • Can be used to treat mild arthritis pain
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  • Recommended for sore throats
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  • Not linked to dependency
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General info

The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
This medicine is suitable for people at a younger age.
3.Is available over-the-counter
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Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
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.
5.Not linked to dependency
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Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
It is not explicitly mentioned on the product information leaflet that this drug is linked to dependency. Therefore withdrawal symptoms should not be anticipated.

Composition

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.
2.paracetamol

500mg

325mg

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.
3.caffeine

60mg

0mg

Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
4.aspirin

0mg

0mg

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

0mg

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.
Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory which can be used to treat a variety of symptoms of pain.

Effects

1.Is antipyretic (fever reducing)
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Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
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 seizures in case of overdose
Midol Complete Caplets
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
A seizure occurs when there is a sudden increase in electrical activity in the brain, affecting the nervous system. It can cause involuntary movements and carries a risk of injury.
3.Not linked to tinnitus
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Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the ear, quite often the sound of ringing.
4.Targets headaches
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Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
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.Not linked to anemia in case of overdose
Midol Complete Caplets
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
Anemia refers to red blood cell deficiency. It is characterised by fatigue, dizziness and other signs such as pale skin or heart palpitations.
6.Not linked to heartburn
Midol Complete Caplets
Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu Relief Liquid
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest, usually caused by indigestion.

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