Product Type: Sudafed medicinal products
Newest Review: ... quickly after taking the first two tablets I always keep a pack of these Sudafed mucus relief triple action tablets in my medicine cu... more
It's not raining men
Sudafed Mucus Relief
Member Name: Danscomp
Sudafed Mucus Relief
Advantages: Welcome relief
Disadvantages: But no magic bullet
There's not just colds, flu and man-flu. There are different varieties of these. Some target your throat in particular, making you feel as though the slightest whispered word will result in a fountain of blood ten feet high. Some give you a throbbing headache so bad, that you feel your head will explode at the slightest provocation and that only sleep will provide a little welcome relief.
And then there's the sort of hacking cough that sounds more at home in twelfth century Europe. The kind of cough that suggests you will also be lying on the cart they bring by in the morning. Last, and by no means least is flood - o - mucus.
You know the type. All of a sudden it's raining a clear fluid from both nostrils. Or perhaps you wake from sleeping to find you're blowing bubbles. Then there's always the constant salty trickle down your throat sort. Then there's the really unpleasant stuff, which I will not be discussing further. The important thing is that for this specific type of virus, you are best off with a specific type of defence.
This medicine contains three things. A painkiller to take the edge of any headache you may have, and lower your temperature a tad (note to self: find out what a "tad" actually is). A decongestant to reduce swelling, and allow you to breathe more freely and an expectorant - which really is classed as a Mucokinetic - to help get some of that death-rattle stuff off of your lungs.
There are 16 tablets within the pack. Some people (like my youngest) have a problem swallowing large tablets. I find that taking with a spoonful of honey often overcomes that reflex. I just take with a glass of water. Two tablets indicates an adult dose. Not suitable for the under twelves. Always read the label and never run with scissors.
I've found this medicine (£3.50 a go) useful, but it is no magic bullet. There is some evidence that ingesting 100% RDA of vitamin C can help shorten the length of a cold. It's not conclusive, but it does make sense. So I recommend dosing yourself with at least three tall glasses of orange juice during the length of the cold / flu / man-flu.
Summary: You'll still have some suffering to do!
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