Hack! Achoo! What to Buy for Cold and Flu


Searching shelves for cold and flu products is the last thing you need when you’re sick. To find the right product, ignore what the front of the package says, advises pharmacist Alex Luli, PharmD. Instead, scan the ingredients on the back and match your symptom to the right ingredient:

Take-home tips

Some cold and flu product ingredients aren’t proven to be effective. He does not routinely recommend products with:

Armed with the information you need to find ingredients that work, you’ll soon be on the road to recovery.