Cold And Flu Medication

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Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Decongestants may aggravate your blood pressure and antihistamines may cause additivedrowsiness. Check with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is controlled well enoughto take a decongestant like phenylephrine or pseudoe...

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Can you take cold medication if you have high blood pressure?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Decongestants may aggravate your blood pressure and antihistamines may cause additivedrowsiness. Check with your doctor to make sure your blood pressure is controlled well enoughto take a decongestant like phenylephrine or pseudoe...

Source:  Walgreens

How can I treat nasal congestion without medication?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are ways that you can treat nasal congestion without medication. Medicines are not theonly way to relieve a stuffy or runny nose. Often, gentler solutions are better. Try thesesteps to thin the mucus, which can help you brea...

Source:  Walgreens

How can I treat nasal congestion without medication?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are ways that you can treat nasal congestion without medication. Medicines are not theonly way to relieve a stuffy or runny nose. Often, gentler solutions are better. Try thesesteps to thin the mucus, which can help you brea...

Source:  Walgreens

How should I dispose of old or unused medication?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Medications play an important role in treating certain conditions and diseases, but they mustbe taken with care. Unused portions of these medications must be disposed of properly to avoidharm. However, certain medicine may be espe...

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How can antitussives relieve cold and flu symptoms?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

An antitussive, or a cough suppressant , is a medication often recommended for the treatment of cold and flu symptoms. Usually, a cough resulting from the cold or flu will go away on its own. However, if a cough is keeping you up ...

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What can I take to treat a runny, stuffy nose and sinus drainage?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) products that may be used for a runny or stuffynose and sinus drainage. The two primary types of these medications include antihistamines andoral decongestants. Products are available ...

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How can decongestants relieve cold and flu symptoms?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

A decongestant is a medication that helps to relieve symptoms of the cold and flu , particularly congestion. Decongestants help to clear congestion by tightening blood vessels in the nose. This quells swelling so that more air is ...

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How can analgesics relieve cold and flu symptoms?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

An analgesic is a type of medication used to relieve pain, including pain related to the cold or flu . Acetaminophen is the most common form of analgesic. It helps relieve pain by changing the way the bodyrecognizes pain or discom...

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How can I avoid getting the flu if I'm allergic to eggs and can't get a flu shot?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Because both the flu shot and the nasal flu vaccine contain egg, they should not beadministered to anyone with an allergy to eggs, but certain antiviral prescription medicationsmay help prevent the flu. If someone you have close c...

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What are the differences between all the different kinds of antidepressants?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

As with most medication, antidepressants come in different formulations, with differentpotential side effects, different actions in the body, and different sets of directions fortaking them properly. Most must be taken for at leas...

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Why are ear infections more common for children?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

As you may know, ear infections are very common in children. 80% of all children will get anear infection before they are seven years old. There are several reasons why ear infections aremore common in children than adults. First,...

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How can I tell if I have the flu or a cold?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

The flu (influenza) and the common cold are both infections that develop in the airways and arecaused by viruses. While they tend to have similar symptoms, there are notabledifferences: A common cold typically starts with a sore t...

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Why are ear infections more common for children?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

As you may know, ear infections are very common in children. 80% of all children will get anear infection before they are seven years old. There are several reasons why ear infections aremore common in children than adults. First,...

Source:  Walgreens

How can I avoid getting the flu if I'm allergic to eggs and can't get a flu shot?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Because both the flu shot and the nasal flu vaccine contain egg, they should not beadministered to anyone with an allergy to eggs, but certain antiviral prescription medicationsmay help prevent the flu. If someone you have close c...

Source:  Walgreens

Why are ear infections more common for children?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

As you may know, ear infections are very common in children. 80% of all children will get anear infection before they are seven years old. There are several reasons why ear infections aremore common in children than adults. First,...

Source:  Walgreens

Cold and flu medication

Feeling under the weather? We carry cold and flu medication to address many symptoms. Daytime and nighttime cold and flu remedies can provide relief and either help you get through the day or sleep at night. Select your preferred cold and flu medication from an array of tablets, liquids, lozenges, spray mists or powders you can add to hot water. Popular brands Vicks, TheraFlu and Alka-Seltzer offer flu and cold treatments to help get you back to 100%.

What are your symptoms?

Keep your symptoms in mind as you look for a cold and flu medication. There are specific cold medications and flu treatments, as well as combination cold and flu medicines. Find the one that treats your specific symptoms for fast relief. If you have high blood pressure, there are flu and cold medications specifically for you.

Getting relief

Walgreens.com has other options for relief from symptoms of a cold or flu. We carry sore throat treatments, pain relievers and heat therapy products to address aches and pains. You'll also find cough medicines, stomach remedies and sinus medications to help ease some of your discomfort.

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