Cold-FX contains standardized extract from North American ginseng root, Panax quinquefolius, notes its website. The medication also includes gelatin and coloring as non-medicinal ingredients. The website's disclaimed recommends that people undergoing anti-coagulant therapy, such as warfarin therapy, avoid using Cold-FX.
Each dose of Cold-FX delivers 200 milligrams of ginseng root extract, advises the website. The medication is designed to strengthen the immune system when taking daily and to prevent cold and flu symptoms. The medication is sold in packages ranging from 18 to 225 capsules.
A stronger formulation of Cold-FX is available. It contains 300 milligrams of ginseng root extract and is marketed under the name Cold-FX Extra. The medication is 50 percent stronger than the original formula. It can be taken by adults and children ages 12 and up. The recommended dosage is one to two capsules daily for a maximum of six capsules per day. The warnings for this product are the same as for the original Cold-FX formula; people on anti-coagulant therapy should not take it.
Additionally, people who are pregnant or breastfeeding or breastfeeding or who have impaired kidney or liver function should not take the medicine. People with ginseng allergies should also avoid Cold-FX and Cold-FX Extra.