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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Hemelt continued, "In fiscal 2011, the Company will focus on growing sales in our core Cold Remedy and Allergy/Sinus franchise and offsetting declines in our non-core product classes.
NASDAQ: MTXX) the manufacturer of Zicam(R) Cold Remedy zinc products, said today that reports alleging anosmia--or loss of smell--in a small number of patients using zinc gluconate intranasal gels for the treatment of the common cold are completely unfounded and misleading.
Unlike most cold medications that just mask symptoms, zinc products, such as Zicam Cold Remedy, can reduce the duration of your cold if taken within the first 24 to 48 hours after the onset of symptoms.
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Zicam, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary that produces, markets and sells Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel, a patented, homeopathic remedy that has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the duration and severity of the common cold.
The decreased sales in the quarter ended December 31, 2009 versus the prior year is primarily attributable to the previously announced loss of nasal Cold Remedy products, which were withdrawn from the market in June 2009.
The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq:QGLY), marketer and distributor of COLD-EEZE(R), the nation's leading pharmacist recommended over-the-counter zinc cold remedy, announced today the introduction of a sore throat lollipop under its all-new KIDZ-EEZE(TM) banner.
The FDA asserted that due to reports of smell loss that it had received for Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel and Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swab products, the products are misbranded under FDA regulations for failing to adequately warn of the risk of smell loss and is in violation of FDA regulations for failing to file a new drug application.
today announced that the professional peer-reviewed American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) will publish the results of a scientific study on Zicam(TM), a revolutionary over-the-counter homeopathic cold remedy.
12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zicam, a leading provider of over-the-counter homeopathic cold and allergy relief products, today announced the release of the completely reformulated Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs, the only nasal swab clinically proven to shorten the duration of a cold when taken at the first sign.
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.
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