Cold Medicine Chart

SYMPTOM GENERIC SOME NAME BRANDS OTHER NAMES
headache/body aches/ acetaminophen Tylenol non-aspirin pain reliever
sore throat/fever ibuprofen Motrin, Advil NSAID
(pain reliever) naproxen Aleve NSAID
aspirin Bayer, St Joseph’s analgesic
runny nose/nasal congestion pseudoephedrine Sudafed D, non-drowsy
(decongestant) phenylephrine Sudafed PE PE, non-drowsy
oxymetazole Afrin
watery or itchy eyes/sneezing brompheniramine Dimetapp
(sedating antihistamine) chlorpheniramine Comtrex
diphenhydramine Benadryl PM, nighttime
doxylamine Nyquil
pheniramine Theraflu
(non-sedating antihistamine) loratadine Claritin, Alavert non-drowsy
cetirizine Zyrtec
cough
(expectorant, mucolytic) guaifenesin Mucinex, Robitussin
(cough suppressant) dextromethorphan Delsym DM
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