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Multi-Symptom Cold Medicines with Cough Suppressants

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The common cold, flu, and allergies are different health conditions, but they also share a lot of the same symptoms. These symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, fever, headache, body aches, sore throat, cough, and chest congestion.

What Multi-Symptom Cold Medicines Are For

The common cold is often associated with several symptoms occurring at the same time. Multi-symptom cold medicines, also known as cough and cold combination products, are medicines that are used to treat multiple symptoms that can accompany a cold or flu. Be sure to review the general tips for the safe use of multi-symptom cold medicines.

In addition to the tips in the general multi-symptom cold medicine section, below is information regarding multi-symptom cold medicines that also contain an ingredient for cough.

Cough: Some multi-symptom cold medicines contain active ingredients that work by temporarily reducing the cough reflex, which in turn, makes you cough less.

The cough suppressant active ingredient in multi-symptom cold medicines is:

There is further information about cough suppressants and the active ingredient dextromethorphan on OTCsafety.org, where you’ll be able to find general tips for the safe use of these multi-symptom medicines that contain cough suppressants. Parents should remember, however, not to give any oral multi-symptom cold medicine to a child under the age of four.

*Not all products sold under a brand contain the same ingredients. Please read the OTC Drug Facts label carefully for active ingredient information for specific products.

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