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  • Severe Cold & Flu Day & Night Hot Drink Mix
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alka-seltzer plus severe cold + flu day & night

Remember last cold and flu season? How your symptoms got in the way of a productive day and kept you up at night? Make this season different. Get daytime and nighttime medicine, like Alka-Seltzer Plus Day & Night Severe Cold + Flu - all in hot drink mixes that can help you get relief from your symptoms:
  • Daytime relief from:
    • Nasal Congestion
    • Headache
    • Sore Throat
    • Body Ache
    • Cough
    • Mucus
    • Chest Congestion
    • Fever
  • Nighttime relief from:
    • Nasal Congestion
    • Headache
    • Sore Throat
    • Body Ache
    • Cough
    • Runny Nose
    • Fever
 
DRUG FACTS

What you should know about this product

Do not take these products at the same time.

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Day

USES
  • Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
    • Minor aches and pains
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Nasal congestion
    • Sinus congestion and pressure
  • Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus
  • Temporarily reduces fever
 
DIRECTIONS
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose
  • Take every 4 hours; do not exceed 6 packets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
  • Adults and children 12 years and over: dissolve contents of one packet in 8 oz. hot water; sip while hot. Consume entire drink within 10-15 minutes.
  • Children under 12 years: do not use
 

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Night

USES
  • Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
    • Headache
    • Minor aches and pains
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Nasal congestion
    • Sinus congestion and pressure
    • Runny nose
    • Sneezing
  • Temporarily reduces fever
 
DIRECTIONS
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose
  • Take every 4 hours; do not exceed 5 packets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
  • Adults and children 12 years and over: dissolve contents of one packet in 8 oz. hot water; sip while hot. Consume entire drink within 10-15 minutes.
  • Children under 12 years: do not use
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The Drug Facts labeling information on this website may differ from the product labeling on purchased product.
Please consult your purchased package for information specific to that product.
DRUG FACTS

What you should know
about this product

Do not take these products at the same time.

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Day

USES
  • Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
    • Minor aches and pains
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Nasal congestion
    • Sinus congestion and pressure
  • Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of bothersome mucus
  • Temporarily reduces fever
 
DIRECTIONS
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose
  • Take every 4 hours; do not exceed 6 packets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
  • Adults and children 12 years and over: dissolve contents of one packet in 8 oz. hot water; sip while hot. Consume entire drink within 10-15 minutes.
  • Children under 12 years: do not use
 

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Night

USES
  • Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
    • Headache
    • Minor aches and pains
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Nasal congestion
    • Sinus congestion and pressure
    • Runny nose
    • Sneezing
  • Temporarily reduces fever
 
DIRECTIONS
  • Do not take more than the recommended dose
  • Take every 4 hours; do not exceed 5 packets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
  • Adults and children 12 years and over: dissolve contents of one packet in 8 oz. hot water; sip while hot. Consume entire drink within 10-15 minutes.
  • Children under 12 years: do not use
 

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Day

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (in each packet)
  • Acetaminophen 500 mg (Pain reliever/Fever reducer)
  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 20 mg (Cough suppressant)
  • Guaifenesin 400 mg (Expectorant)
  • Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10 mg (Nasal decongestant)
 

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Night

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (in each packet)
  • Acetaminophen 650 mg (Pain reliever/Fever reducer)
  • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 20 mg (Cough suppressant)
  • Doxylamine Succinate 12.5 mg (Antihistamine)
  • Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10 mg (Nasal decongestant)
 

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Day

  • acesulfame potassium, anhydrous citric acid, compressible sugar, D&C yellow #10, dental-type silica, FD&C red #40, flavors, maltodextrin, povidone, pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide, sodium citrate, stearic acid, sucralose, tartaric acid, tribasic calcium phosphate

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Night

  • acesulfame potassium, anhydrous citric acid, compressible sugar, D&C yellow #10, dental-type silica, FD&C red #40, flavors, pregelatinized starch, sodium citrate, sucralose, tartaric acid, tribasic calcium phosphate
WARNINGS

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Day

Liver warning:
This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take
  • More than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • With other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
Allergy alert:
Acetaminophen may cause severe skin or severe allergic reactions. Symptoms may include:
  • Skin reddening
  • Blisters
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Facial swelling
  • Asthma (wheezing)
  • Shock
If a skin or general allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
 
Sore throat warning:
If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.
 
Do not use
  • With any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients
  • In children under 12 years of age
Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland
  • Persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema
  • Cough with excessive phlegm (mucus)

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

When using this product do not exceed recommended dosage

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • Pain, cough, or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • Fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • Redness or swelling is present
  • New symptoms occur
  • Cough comes back or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • Nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Alka-Seltzer Plus® Severe Cold + Flu Night

Liver warning:
This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take
  • More than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • With other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
Allergy alert:
Acetaminophen may cause severe skin or severe allergic reactions. Symptoms may include:
  • Skin reddening
  • Blisters
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Facial swelling
  • Asthma (wheezing)
  • Shock
If a skin or general allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.
 
Sore throat warning:
If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.
 
Do not use to sedate children.
Do not use
  • With any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients
  • In children under 12 years of age
Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Cough with excessive phlegm (mucus)
  • A breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • Difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland
  • Persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • Taking the blood thinning drug warfarin
  • Taking sedatives or tranquilizers

When using this product

  • Do not exceed recommended dosage
  • May cause marked drowsiness
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks
  • Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • Be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
  • Excitability may occur, especially in children
Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • Pain, cough, or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • Fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • Redness or swelling is present
  • New symptoms occur
  • Cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • Nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

The Drug Facts labeling information on this website may differ from the product labeling on purchased product.
Please consult your purchased package for information specific to that product.
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