Alka-Seltzer Plus medications include remedies for cough and cold symptoms, sinus problems, flu, and allergies. This series of cold medicines are available without a prescription, although you should talk to your doctor for an accurate diagnosis before taking any medication.
Effective cold medicines
Alka-Seltzer Plus provides effective cold medicines along with other types of medications. You can find Alka-Seltzer Plus cough and cold medicine in effervescent tablet or liquid-gel capsule form. The effervescent tablets are designed to be dissolved in water. These cough and cold medicines reduce pain and fever caused by the common cold as well as relieving symptoms such as nasal congestion, sore throat, and sinus congestion. Some of these products come in flavors such as lemon or cherry to make them more palatable. One alternative to Alka-Seltzer Plus cough and cold medicine is liquid cough medicine. Sometimes people also use nasal sprays or other natural remedies to help ease the symptoms of a cold.
Using Alka-Seltzer Plus
Alka-Seltzer Plus cough and cold medicine includes versions designed for use overnight as well as daytime cold medicines. The nighttime formulas may make you drowsy, while the daytime formulas do not cause this side effect. Most Alka-Seltzer Plus cold medications should be taken every four hours to reduce symptoms. Alka-Seltzer Plus allergy medication can be taken every four to six hours to relieve sneezing, a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and an itchy throat caused by allergies to pollen, mold, or other environmental allergens.