What is Cold Symptoms?

Cold symptoms are part of the common cold. They include runny, stuffy nose, itchy throat, cough, sneezing, headache, body ache, and fever.

Treatment for the common cold includes taking medication, taking vitamins, and resting. Common drug classes prescribed are opioid / phenothiazine combinations, antihistamine / opioid combinations, antihistamine / non-narcotic antitussive combinations, antihistamine / Sudafed combinations, and antihistamine / alpha agonist combinations.

Savings Tips for Cold Symptoms

  • 6 Cold and Flu Tips to Keep You Healthy

    December 08, 2015

    All of a sudden, everyone around you is coughing and sneezing—or worse, you already feel yourself starting to come down with a cold. What can you do to stay healthy with all of the germs floating around this time of year?

    Use these 6 tips to feel better, and keep from spreading winter illnesses.

    1. Can I get a Z-Pak with that?

      75% of all antibiotic prescriptions are written for upper respiratory infections—most of which are viral and will go away on their own.

    2. See More
  • 10 Signs You’re Too Sick to Go to Work

    October 20, 2015

    Is the cost of presentee-ism as high as absenteeism? Presentee-ism refers to workers who are on the job but not fully functioning because of illness. More importantly, it helps spread any sickness already going around the office.

    As cold and flu season approaches you will inevitably be exposed to a coworker who shouldn’t be at work (their cough or runny nose will tell you so). But how sick is too sick?

    If you have the symptoms on this list, you are not going to perform your best AND you may transmit disease. See More

  • Sudafed: To Be or Not to Be . . . A Prescription?

    February 21, 2014

    What comes to mind when you think about where to find medications for treating symptoms of a cough, the common cold, allergies, or sinus problems? Most people imagine being able to walk through the aisles of their local pharmacy or grocery store to find cough syrup, nasal decongestants, or cold tabs. However, sometimes these items are not where you would expect to find them—like behind the pharmacy counter. See More

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Popular Cold Symptoms Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Antihistamine / Non-narcotic Antitussive Combinations 7 See Prices
Antihistamine / Non-narcotic Antitussive Combinations 21 See Prices
Anticholinergics 31 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Cold Symptoms Drug Classes

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