Common Cold Drugs: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:40 by admin
The common cold can be caused by a variety of viruses. Some viruses are more prevalent in certain seasons than others. For instance, the influenza virus typically only causes a cold in the winter, while a summer cold is more likely to be caused by a rhinovirus.

Cold symptoms tend to last one to two weeks, and since they are viral rather than bacterial infections, antibiotics are not recommended. In the absence of a "cure for the common cold," many remedies have been developed to help sufferers endure the associated symptoms. The usefulness of these over-the-counter and prescription drugs has been debated. Many of these drugs have significant side effects including occasionally severe drowsiness and stroke .

See Also

  1. Aller Relief Chinese Herbal Remedy: Overview
  2. COLD-EEZE Nasal Spray
  3. Coricidin & Triple C: Overview
  4. Cydec Drops: Overview
  5. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
  6. Hismanal / Astemizole
  7. PPA / Phenylpropanolamine
  8. Seldane: Overview
  9. Zicam
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