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Common Cold

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common cold (also known as nasopharyngitis, acute viral rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza, or a cold) is a viral...
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Tylenol 7,767 Acetaminophen 5,149 Sudafed 4,218
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Alka Seltzer
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Mucinex
Other name: Alka Seltzer Gold (Alka Seltzer Gold)
Other name: Robitussin (Robitussin)
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Alka-Seltzer is an effervescent antacid and pain reliever first marketed by the Miles Laboratories. It was developed by company chemist Maurice Treneer in Elkhart Indiana. Alka-Seltzer is marketed for relief of minor aches, pains, inflammation, fever, he...
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Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is an antitussive (cough suppressant) drug. It is one of the active ingredients in many Over-the-counter drug common cold and cough medicines, such as Robitussin, NyQuil, Dimetapp, Vicks, Coricidin, Delsym, and ot...
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Diabetes
3
Addiction
3
High Blood Pressure
2
Palpitations
1
Loss Of Appetite
1
Gallstones
1
Candida
1
Paranoia
1
Suicide
1
Hypoglycemia
1
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7
Depression
4
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2
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Addiction
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Dry Mouth
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About Alka Seltzer
Alka-Seltzer is an effervescent antacid and pain reliever first marketed by the Miles Laboratories. It was developed by company chemist Maurice Treneer in Elkhart Indiana. Alka-Seltzer is marketed for relief of minor aches, pains, inflammation, fever, he...
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About Mucinex
Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is an antitussive (cough suppressant) drug. It is one of the active ingredients in many Over-the-counter drug common cold and cough medicines, such as Robitussin, NyQuil, Dimetapp, Vicks, Coricidin, Delsym, and ot...
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works well for me and doesn't bother me. I can also...
" Mucinex works well for me and doesn't bother me. I can also use Alka-Seltzer products, like cough and cold...no... "

the best for colds and for chest congestion, I take Mucinex
" ...meaningful if you listen to them. I gave up on that a long time ago. I take Alka Seltzer Cold Medicine. It seems to work the best for colds and for chest congestion, I take Mucinex... "

cold daytime, and if it's just the gunk, I'll take mucinex
" ...huge fan of Alka-Seltzer - so, if I take alka-seltzer cold daytime, ...just the gunk, I'll take... "

Alka Seltzer Cold, Cough and SEVERE Mucus worked wonders...
" ...just getting over a cold with nasty sinus symptoms. I'm super sensitive to Mucinex (makes me dizzy), but I found that Alka Seltzer Cold, Cough and SEVERE Mucus worked wonders. If you'r... "

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without anything added to it, just the guiafenesin....
" ...I do like plain old Mucinex without anything added to it, just the guiafenesin. I ...makes me worse. Never tried Alka Seltzer Cold & Sinus Sandi - probably because I associate Alka Seltzer... "

was ok to take alka seltzer cold/flu or mucinex the regular...
" ...a cold thanx to a niece uuuggghhhh I called LC she told me it was ok to take alka seltzer cold/flu or mucinex the regular ...so he wouldnt get sick........ho... "

me it did. I took mucinex and Alka seltzer and it helped...
" Mucinex as already stated and I ...helped me was Alka seltzer plus cold med. If ...it did. I took mucinex and Alka seltzer and it helped alot. Now for getting around coughing while h... "

was always my go-to before surgery. It works wonderfully...
" ...it's bronchitis! Darn it! Mucinex was always my go-to before surgery. It works wonderfully but I ...liquid but I was too sick to figure ...I just bought the Alka-Seltzer stuff. Only probl... "

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so I started taking Mucinex for almost a week. It started...
" ...alka seltzer ...Mucinex for almost a week. It started giving me side effects of diarrhea so I stopped taking it and the mucus cleared up a bit but for the past week I've still been having to blo... "

I'm currently using Alka Seltzer gel caps for Cold...
" ...specific symptoms. I'm currently using Alka Seltzer gel caps for Cold & Cough. Mucinex products are great -- they... "

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