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THERAFLU INGREDIENTS—A LOOK AT WHAT’S INSIDE

Theraflu over-the-counter cold and flu products help provide relief from severe cold and flu symptoms. But you may be wondering, “How does Theraflu work?” and “What’s inside each product?” So, here’s a look at some of the active ingredients—and their symptom-relieving benefits—that you’ll find in Theraflu products. You’ll also find a little more education on how these ingredients work to bring you relief, further below.

 

Theraflu Active Ingredients—By Products

Products

Theraflu ExpressMax Severe Cold & Flu Syrup

Theraflu ExpressMax Severe Cold & Flu Caplets

Active ingredients

Acetaminophen, purpose: Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer

Dextromethorphan HBr, purpose:  Cough Suppressant

Guaifenesin, purpose: Expectorant

Phenylephrine HCl, purpose: Nasal Decongestant

Products

Theraflu ExpressMax Daytime Severe Cold & Cough Syrup

Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold Hot Liquid Powder

Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold & Cough Hot Liquid Powder 

Active ingredients

Acetaminophen, purpose: Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer

Dextromethorphan HBr, purpose: Cough Suppressant

Phenylephrine HCl, purpose: Nasal Decongestant

Products

Active ingredients

Acetaminophen, purpose: Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer

Diphenhydramine HCl, purpose: Antihistamine/Cough Suppressant

Phenylephrine HCl, purpose: Nasal Decongestant

Products

Active ingredients

Acetaminophen, purpose: Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer

Pheniramine maleate, purpose: Antihistamine

Phenylephrine HCl, purpose: Nasal Decongestant

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

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

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

Dextromethorphan HBr

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

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

Pheniramine maleate

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!

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