Over the counter flu and cold remedies
While you may not be able to cure your cold or flu, you can lessen the severity and duration of your symptoms with over-the-counter flu and cold remedies. Both cold and flu remedies can alleviate a runny nose, sore throat and cough, but flu medicines can also reduce a fever. Choose over-the-counter flu and cold remedies from Zicam, Alka-Seltzer or Vicks.
Getting some relief
Here at Walgreens.com, you can find cough syrup and decongestants for specific symptoms, as well as multi-symptom relief available in different formulas. Many over-the-counter flu and cold remedies are liquids that come in various flavors, but there are also caplets and effervescent tablets. Also browse our assortment of nighttime flu relief to help you get restorative rest.
Other products can offer comfort during cold and flu season, including herbal teas, cough drops and lozenges for on-the-go relief. Stay hydrated with soothing broth and soup or water and sports drinks. In order to avoid a cold or flu, you can take immune support tablets or a daily multivitamin that includes vitamin C.