COLD & FLU BASICS

COLD & FLU BASICS

Treatment

COMMON WAYS TO TREAT A COLD OR THE FLU

There are a variety of ways to treat your cold and flu symptoms. Get to know each cold and flu treatment and see which works best for you.

Caplets

Caplets are a form of cold and flu medicine you can swallow with water. Theraflu® ExpressMax® Caplets have a special coating that provides an instant warming sensation, signaling relief is on the way.*

*Maximum-strength per 4 hour dose.

Learn about Theraflu® caplets

Syrup

Syrup is a liquid form of cold and flu medicine that is consumed in a measured dosing cup.

Learn about Theraflu® syrups

Hot Liquid Powder

Theraflu® Hot Liquid Powder®:
Cold and flu relief in powder form is poured into hot water until it dissolves and then consumed while still hot.

See Theraflu® hot liquid powder

NEW Theraflu® PowerPods®:

Symptom relief from a PowerPod® that works with your single-serve coffee maker.

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Alternative Remedies

Some cold and flu remedies like saline rinses or sprays, use of humidifiers, staying hydrated and being well rested may provide decongestant relief for some people.1

Antivirals

Antivirals are prescription medicines that when taken shortly after flu symptoms arise may shorten your illness by a day or so. They may also help prevent serious complications.

  • Caplets

    Caplets are a form of cold and flu medicine you can swallow with water. Theraflu® ExpressMax® Caplets have a special coating that provides an instant warming sensation, signaling relief is on the way.*

    *Maximum-strength per 4 hour dose.

    Learn about Theraflu® caplets

  • Syrup

    Syrup is a liquid form of cold and flu medicine that is consumed in a measured dosing cup.

    Learn about Theraflu® syrups

  • Hot Liquid Powder

    Cold and flu relief in powder form is poured into hot water until it dissolves and then consumed while still hot.

    See Theraflu® hot liquid powder

    NEW Theraflu® PowerPods®:
     

    Symptom relief from a PowerPod® that works with your single-serve coffee maker.
     

    See Theraflu® PowerPods®

  • Alternative Remedies

    Some cold and flu remedies like saline rinses or sprays, use of humidifiers, staying hydrated and being well rested , may provide decongestant relief for some people.2

  • Antivirals

    Antivirals are prescription medicines that when taken shortly after flu symptoms arise may shorten your illness by a day or so. They may also help prevent serious complications.2

Sources:

  1. “Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt.” Retrieved August 7, 2018, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/in-depth/cold-remedies/art-20046403
  2. “Influenza (flu).” Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine. (n.d.). Retrieved August 7, 2018, from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/quadrivalent.htm
  3. “Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine [LAIV] (The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine)” Retrieved August 7, 2018, from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/nasalspray.htm