Ah, the dreaded cold and flu season is upon us once again. But fear not! Cepacol®, known for its sore throat lozenges and hot medicated drinks, has you covered.
From soothing teas and steam inhalation to the power of hydration and rest, read on to discover five hacks to beat cold and flu symptoms. Say goodbye to your cold or flu symptom checker list of stuffy noses, coughs, and endless tissue boxes.
Steam It Out
Take a hot shower or use a humidifier to relieve congestion. Alternatively, create a DIY steam treatment by filling a bowl with hot water, covering your head with a towel, and leaning over the bowl.
Use Natural Remedies
Warm water with lemon and honey2a can help soothe sore throats. Additionally, herbal teas with ingredients such as ginger2b, chamomile2c, or peppermint2d are known for their soothing properties.
Why not indulge in a bowl of warm chicken and vegetable soup? Or opt for a revitalising smoothie filled with antioxidant-packed fruits and vegetables? These options provide essential nutrients that can help enhance your immune system.2b
Wash Your Hands
Prevention is key! Washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water can prevent about 20% of respiratory infections, including colds.3a
By consistently practising proper handwashing, you can effectively protect yourself from contracting illnesses caused by antibiotic-resistant germs, which pose significant challenges in terms of treatment and management.3b
Stay Home and Rest
To protect yourself and others, stay home when you're feeling unwell4a, move away from people before coughing and sneezing4b, and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects4c.
While there is no cure for a cold, resting at home and drinking plenty of fluids can speed up your recovery4d.
Annual flu vaccines can keep you from getting sick5a, and significantly reduce your risk of contracting infectious viruses or experiencing severe symptoms from the flu5b.
According to studies, it has been found that receiving a flu vaccination can significantly decrease the likelihood of flu illness by approximately 40% to 60% across the general population5c.
This risk reduction is especially evident during seasons when the prevalent flu viruses closely match the strains used in producing flu vaccines.5c Consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best vaccination options for you.
How the Cepacol® Cough & Cold Range Can Provide Relief
With various formats available, such as lozenges, throat sprays, medicated drinks, and syrups, Cepacol® makes it convenient to find the perfect medication for cold and flu relief.
The Cepacol® Cough & Cold range includes a variety of new cold and flu medicine, packed with multiple benefits:
New Cepacol® Cough & Cold Syrup6
Offers targeted relief for a cough, congestion, and sore throat. Formulated with ivy leaf and pelargonium, it provides cough relief while combating cold and flu symptoms with their antibacterial and antiviral properties. The formulation is non-drowsy and alcohol free, making it safe to use in adults and children above 6 years of age.
New Cepacol® Plus Cough & Cold Syrup7
Specifically designed for night-time relief, this syrup addresses two troublesome symptoms: coughing and lack of sleep. It combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and valerian extract, offering night-time cough relief.
New Cepacol® Throat Spray8
The throat spray combines ivy leaf, pelargonium, and menthol. It quickly numbs the throat, providing relief of a sore and inflamed throat. The spray format allows easy application directly to the affected area, ensuring targeted relief.
Cepacol® understands the daily needs of individuals experiencing cold or flu symptoms, which is why they have developed these comprehensive solutions. With their range of products, there's a Cepacol® option for everyone.
So, if you're dealing with cold, cough, or flu symptoms, there’s a Cepacol® for that!
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine effectiveness: How well do flu vaccines work? Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm. Last accessed May 2023.
- CEPACOL® Cough and Cold Syrup approved professional information, February 2022.
- CEPACOL® Plus Cough and Cold Syrup approved professional information, February 2022.
- CEPACOL® Throat Spray approved professional information, February 2022.
CEPACOL® Throat Lozenges Menthol. Each lozenge contains: Cetylpyridinium chloride 1,47 mg and Benzyl alcohol 6,5 mg. Reg. No.: /A40/16.4/0297.
CEPACOL® Throat Lozenges Regular. Each lozenge contains: Cetylpyridinium chloride 1,47 mg and Benzyl alcohol 6,5 mg. Ref No: H1388 (Act 101 of 1965).
CEPACOL® Throat Lozenges Blackcurrant Flavour. Each lozenge contains: Cetylpyridinium chloride 1,47 mg and Benzyl alcohol 6,5 mg. Reg. No.: 33/16.4/0492.
CEPACOL® Throat Lozenges Honey and Lemon Flavour. Each lozenge contains: Cetylpyridinium chloride 1,47 mg and Benzyl alcohol 6,5 mg. Reg. No.: 33/16.4/0505.
CEPACOL® Antibacterial Throat Gargle. Each 100 ml solution contains: Cetylpyridinium chloride 50 mg, alcohol 15,8 % v/v and disodium edetate (antioxidant) 1,0 mg. Ref. No.: H 1387 (Act 101 of 1965).
CEPACOL® MEDSIP HONEY LEMON (POWDER). Each 5 g sachet contains: Paracetamol 800 mg, Caffeine 50 mg, Ascorbic acid 10 mg.: 27/5.8/0508.
CEPACOL® MEDSIP GINGER (POWDER). Each 5 g sachet contains: Paracetamol 800 mg, Caffeine 50 mg, Ascorbic acid 10 mg.: Y/5.8/10.
CEPACOL® Cough and Cold Syrup. Each 5 ml contains Pelargonium sidiodes 150 mg, Hedera helix 5 mg.
CEPACOL® Plus Cough and Cold Syrup. Each 5 ml contains Pelargonium sidiodes 150 mg, Hedera helix 5 mg, Valerianae officinalis L12 mg. Category D: Complementary Medicine. Discipline Specific: D33.6 Western Herbal Medicine. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.
CEPACOL® Throat Spray. Each ml contains Pelargonium sidiodes 140 mg, Hedera helix 40 mg, Menthol crystals 0,09 mg, Eucalyptus globules 0,45 mg and Syzygium aromaticum 0,3 mg. Category D: Complementary Medicine. Discipline Specific: D33.6 Western Herbal Medicine. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.
For full prescribing information refer to the professional information approved by the medicines regulatory authority. Adcock Ingram Limited Co. Reg. No. 1949/034385/06. Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa.Tel. +27 11 635 0000. www.adcock.com. 2023032710267652 March 2023.