CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- October begins the dreaded cold and flu season. Reviewers say these nighttime cold and flu medicines on Viewpoints (www.viewpoints.com) best relieve the most common flu symptoms: fever, cough and body aches.
Best nighttime liquid:
CVS Multi-Symptom Nighttime Cold/Flu Relief Liquid ($6.50, 8 oz.) earns the Viewpoints website's highest rating (98/100) based on value.
"The flavor is nice- but for some reason the CVS version does not taste as sickening sweet as NyQuil does. It works just as well as NyQuil and when I found it in a dual package for only $6, I was sold." -- Caprig
Best nighttime powder:
Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold & Cough ($5, 6 packets) is a good option for those who don't like the consistency of syrup. The powder (85/100) mixes with warm water.
"Theraflu has a lemon like flavor, that can taste bitter. If you find it not to your liking, try adding a tea bag to the boiling water and a little sugar." -- Prophetess3
"The effects are almost immediate and it just makes you feel warm inside." -- paperxflower
Best nighttime pill:
Vicks NyQuil Cold & Flu Relief LiquiCaps ($8.50, 16 capsules) is also highly recommended (87/100), especially for congestion.
"I have been taking NyQuil for years and feel that it is still working as good as ever - I can totally trust it! The liquicaps are my favorite because you don't have to taste the flavor of the powerful medicine but you know you're going to get some relief!" -- chosengurl
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"Unlike a cold, the flu comes on suddenly," says Viewpoints General Manager Denise Chudy. "People who've already learned what works share opinions everyday on Viewpoints. Armed with these insights, you can have the right cold and flu remedy on hand before you need it."
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