Theraflu Active Ingredients—Explained
Each Theraflu ingredient found in our products plays a key role in relieving your cold and flu symptoms. So, it’s important to understand what they are and what they do.
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Theraflu products use acetaminophen to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, muscle aches, fevers and sore throats, among other noncold and flu-related symptoms.1
Diphenhydramine HCI is a type of antihistamine used in Theraflu products to relieve irritated, itchy, watery eyes along with sneezing and runny nose caused by the common cold.2
You’ll find dextromethorphan HBr as an additional ingredient in many Theraflu products. It’s in a class of medications called antitussives and acts as a cough suppressant. It works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.3
Phenylephrine HCI is used to relieve nasal discomfort caused by colds and allergies. It’s also used to relieve sinus congestion and pressure. It works by reducing swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages.4
Theraflu Flu & Sore Throat Hot Liquid Powder contains pheniramine maleate, an ingredient that is used to treat conditions such as runny nose, itching skin, and travel sickness.5
Now that you have a better sense of Theraflu ingredients and what they do, you can easily choose the right Theraflu product for you and get the powerful symptom relief you’re looking for—cold and flu won’t stand a chance!