Treatment with Paracetamol. 4 valid studies conducted, with 758 adults. Unclear impact. May relieve runny and stuffy nose, and does not relief sneezing and coughing. Side effects seem minor as long as you avoid overdose.
Try this treatment with caution:
Unclear impact. The risks and the benefits in treating Common Cold are uncertain. It may relieve runny nose and stuffy nose. Side effects seem minor, but accidental overdose is relatively common and fatal.
The suggested benefits of relieving runny and stuffy nose are unfounded and do not make clinical sense.
If you do not have fever or pain, better avoid this treatment, and use proven remedies instead.
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol), usually in tablets
Adults with cold, 16 to 65 years old
Varies according to brand, age and weight. 3-6 times a day and a maximum 4, 000 mg/day for adults.
Treatment of Common Cold symptoms
Unclear, more research is needed. May help relieve runny nose and blockage of the nose.
Unclear, more research is needed. Minor reported side effects include stomach and intestinal discomfort, dizziness, dry mouth and increased sweating. Overdose is common and can cause fatal liver failure.
Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.
Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.
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