cold remedy

cold remedy

A general term for any product available without prescription (i.e., over-the-counter) that is intended to relieve one or more of the symptoms typical of the common cold. They are not antimicrobial, do not enhance the immune system and have no effect on the actual duration of the cold; they provide relief by partially suppressing nasal congestion, runny nose and cough.

Examples
Antihistamines and decongestants.

cold remedy

Popular pharmacology Any OTC product for relief of one or more common cold symptom Types Antihistamines, decongestants Pros CRs provide some relief by partially suppressing nasal congestion, runny nose, cough Cons CRs are not antimicrobial, don't enhance the immune system, or alter duration. See Common cold.

Patient discussion about cold remedy

Q. i just got over a cold sore using abreva is this best remedy to use? i didnt get a cold sore for while but i think problems lately have caused them to appear?

A. Yes, Abreva is a good choice for a cold sore. It usually helps with the itching and dryness. Next time, you should apply an acyclovir cream (Zovirax) straight from the beginning - when you get that itching or tingling even before the cold sore appears. It will make it go away faster.

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Pharmaceutical company Mylan NV (Nasdaq:MYL) (TASE: MYL) reported on Wednesday the completion of the acquisition of the global rights to the Cold-EEZE brand cold remedy line for an undisclosed amount.
NASDAQ: MYL) (TASE: MYL) has closed the acquisition of global rights to Cold-Eeze brand cold remedy line from US-based ProPhase Labs, Inc.
Zicam has rolled out completely reformulated Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, which the company says is the only nasal swab clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold when taken at the first sign.
The cough and cold remedy category has seen healthy growth in recent years, giving retailers an opportunity to grow sales of store brand remedies here.
The National Advertising Review Board (NARB), New York, NY, has determined that certain claims made by Matrixx Initiatives, Bridgewater, NJ, for its Zicam Cold Remedy products would not reasonably be understood to mean that use of the products prevents colds.
The survey, conducted by natural cold remedy Kaloba, also found just 10 per cent of those working in the health sector would take a day off when experiencing symptoms of infection.
The survey, conducted by natural cold remedy Kaloba, also found just 10% of those working in the health sector would take a day off when experiencing symptoms of infection.
However, when the researchers just looked at the 120 people who had rated echinacea as an effective cold remedy when they entered the trial, colds were 2.
From cold compresses to hot chicken soup, people have long sought the common cold remedy that science could not supply.
The products, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size, are administered through the nose and claim to reduce the severity and duration of the common cold.
In a warning letter sent to Matrixx Initiatives, the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said that it has directly received from consumers and health care providers more than 130 reports of anosmia associated with use of Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size.
Despite these setbacks, Matrixx stands behind its products, stating on its website that "no plaintiff has ever won a court case, because there is no known causal link between the use of Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and impairment of smell.