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Upper Respiratory Infection Topic Guide

Upper Respiratory Infection Upper Respiratory Infection: An upper respiratory tract infection is generally caused by a virus and treatment is directed at managing the symptoms of the infection. Viral infections are not responsive to antibiotics. The most common upper respiratory tract infection is the common cold. Upper respiratory infections are contagious thus prevention measures such as frequent hand washing and avoiding other that are ill are the most effective.

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Upper Respiratory Infection Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine Guaifenesin, Hydrocodone, And Pseudoephedrine

Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth...learn more »

guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine Guaifenesin, Hydrocodone, And Phenylephrine

Guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and phenylephrine is a combination medicine used to treat cough, stuffy nose, and sinus congestion caused by the common cold...learn more »

guaifenesin and phenylephrine Guaifenesin And Phenylephrine

There are many brands and forms of guaifenesin and phenylephrine available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine Guaifenesin And Pseudoephedrine

There are many brands and forms of guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

guaifenesin (oral) Guaifenesin (oral)

Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth...learn more »

pseudoephedrine Pseudoephedrine

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose)...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

codeine Codeine

Codeine is an opioid medication used to treat mild to moderately severe pain...learn more »