The active ingredients of most of the Zicam cold-shortening medications are zincum gluconicum and zincum aceticum, which reduce the duration and severity of a cold, according to Inactive ingredients vary by pr... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Active ingredients are listed separately because these are the components in the medication that directly treat symptoms, making them the most important element of any drug. These ingredients are listed separately in ord... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Websites and eMedicineHealth provide lists of popular pain medications and their main ingredients. Online source has an extensive list of more than 500 brand name pain medicines that are either over t... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Although different Zicam products contain different ingredients, some of the active ingredients in Zicam cold remedies are galphimia glauca, luffa operculata, sabadilla, zincum aceticum, and zincum gluconicum, according ... More »

Zicam works by directly shrinking the blood vessels in the nose and nasal passages, according to Zicam contains the active ingredient oxymetazoline in a nasal spray or nasal drops for direct application in the... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The active ingredients in Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold and Flu are acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine maleate, dextromethorphan hydrobromide and phenylephrine hydrochloride, according to The combination of ingre... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic product that reduces the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms, according to Boiron USA, the product's manufacturer. Some evidence suggests that people who take Oscillococcinum recov... More » Health Medications & Vitamins