The flu usually packs more punch than a cold, but they both cause many symptoms—headache, sore throat, cough, and congestion among them. The nighttime products below cause drowsiness as they fight symptoms, helping to ensure you get a good night's sleep.
Cough/ Cold/ Flu Combinations—Solid Formulations
Dealing with cold or flu symptoms, but can't stomach a liquid medication? The solid cough, cold, and flu products to the right may help you feel better.
Cough suppressants block—or suppress—the cough reflex. Generally, coughing is a healthy way to clear the airways of mucus, so cough suppressants should only be used for dry, hacking coughs. If you think you need to thin your mucus to more easily expel it, look into expectorants.
Stuffy nose? Decongestants may help clear you up by narrowing blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the nasal passage. Nasal/topical decongestants, like the products listed below, come in drop or spray form and are applied directly inside nostrils. Oral decongestants are another option.
What hits suddenly and can lay you up for weeks with a headache, fever, and fatigue? That's right, the flu. While the flu shot is usually your best bet for preventing the flu, if you've already got the virus, these products may help you get back on your feet faster.