Three Things to Look for in an Over-the-Counter Cold Medicine
When you or a loved one feels a cold coming on, how can you choose the right over-the-counter cold medicine? Here are three criteria that can help guide your choice:
- Proven effectiveness. Look for an over-the-counter cold medicine with clear scientific proof of effectiveness. Ideally, choose a cold solution proven effective in reducing the duration of colds, not just easing symptoms.*
- Pharmacist recommendations. In working with medicines and consumers every day, pharmacists are well-positioned to judge the quality of over-the-counter products. Check to see what over-the-counter cold medicines are most recommended by pharmacists.
- Safety and comfort. Look for an over-the-counter cold medicine that won’t cause undesirable side effects.
Cold-EEZE®: Lozenges: The Over-the-Counter Cold Remedy Proven to Shorten Colds*
Cold-EEZE® is an over-the-counter cold remedy made with zinc gluconate. You may have heard about zinc gluconate while researching common cold tips or reading news stories about zinc and colds. Scientific theory suggests that zinc ions interfere with the ability of the cold virus to reproduce. Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy is a particularly effective way to shorten a cold with zinc gluconate because the Cold-EEZE® unique formula does not include additives that could block the release of zinc ions.*
With its unique zinc gluconate formula, Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy lozenges have been scientifically proven to reduce the duration of the common cold. *In double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies at Dartmouth College and the Cleveland Clinic, the Cold-EEZE® lozenges were found to reduce the duration of colds by almost half.
#1 Pharmacist Recommended Cold-EEZE®**
In a national survey of pharmacists conducted by Pharmacy Times, Cold-EEZE® is the #1 pharmacist recommended zinc lozenge** and the #1 pharmacist recommended zinc cold remedy**. In both of these categories of over-the-counter cold medicine, pharmacists recommended Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy more often than all other products combined.
Cold-EEZE® is Effective and Safe
Cold-EEZE® is a homeopathic cold remedy that’s safe to take with most other medications, including other types of over-the-counter cold medicine. Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy does not affect blood pressure, or cause drowsiness or light headedness. Cold-EEZE® is also available in sugar-free varieties.
Find a store near you that carries Cold-EEZE®, or stock up on Cold-EEZE® from our online store (free shipping on all orders over $25) so you’re prepared the next time you or a loved one catches a cold.
Cold-EEZE®. Shorten your Cold!
* Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth College (1992) studies demonstrate that Cold-EEZE® lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold. For more information, click here.
**Based on the 2015 OTC Guide