HOW DO ANALGESIC/ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE COMBOS WORK?
Analgesics reduce pain and fever associated with cold and flu symptoms. They block pain signal generation and generation of prostaglandins from the central nervous system released during fever. Thus, blocking the generation of prostaglandins helps in lowering the body temperature.
Antihistamines block the release of a chemical called histamine. Histamine is responsible for the itching and swelling of the tissues in the nose. Thus, antihistamines help relieve runny noses and sneezing during a cold.
HOW ARE ANALGESIC/ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE COMBOS USED?
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANALGESIC/ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE COMBOS?
Analgesic/antihistamine/antitussive combos can cause the following side effects:
- Hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.
WHAT ARE NAMES OF ANALGESIC/ANTIHISTAMINE/ANTITUSSIVE COMBOS?
Generic and brand names of analgesic/antihistamine/antitussive combos include:
- Alka-Seltzer Plus Flu
- Children's Triaminic Flu, Cough & Fever
- Children's Tylenol Plus Cough & Runny Nose
- Coricidin HBP Maximum Strength Flu
- Diabetic Tussin Nighttime Cold & Flu
- St. Joseph Maximum Strength Flu
- Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Cough & Cold PM