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Naturally Safe Cold Remedy Challenges Effectiveness of Over-The-Counter Cold Medications
Date:11/11/2008

return to their normal routines a full two days faster than those who simply treated their symptoms with OTC medications. Pelargonium sidoides halted the development of symptoms related to the common cold and patients felt better faster without experiencing the worst cold symptoms.

Despite the benefits of Zucol, American families will still spend more than $3 billion annually on cold remedies, and will miss approximately 22 million school days, according to Information Resources, Inc. and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, respectively.

"Zucol is powerful medicine to fight colds, and this plant-based extract has been studied extensively and found to be safe for children. In Germany, it is prescribed to adults of all ages and children beginning at two years of age -- though we recommend that when used for children younger than six, you consult your family doctor," said Dr. David Riley, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Mexico Medical School and Founder of the Integrative Medicine Institute. "With all of the recent warnings from the FDA about conventional cough and cold medications in children, it seems prudent to use a safe and effective alternative."

Unlike competing zinc-based products, Zucol is a gentle, quick-dissolve lozenge, which should be taken three-times-a-day for six full days. The product will not irritate membranes, upset the stomach or leave a lingering unpleasant taste in the mouth. And with no known drug interactions, Zucol helps eliminate unnecessary worry when taken with other remedies or medicines. Like any medication, Zucol is only effective if used as directed.

Zucol will be available nationwide in January at Walgreens and is currently available in all Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Meijer Stores, and regional drug stores and pharmacies across the US.

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