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Nov 22 2011

Gluten-Free Cold Medicine

Being sick is no fun for anyone.  Trying to confirm that your cold medicine is gluten-free when you feel horrible seems like the hardest task in the world.  There is a list that I use as my go-to for gluten-free medication information that can be viewed here.  My dad swears by Cold-Eeze.  Every time I have had a cold since he started to use it, he is always telling me to go get some.  I have never gone out of the way to check the gluten-free status up until I received an email about Cold-Eeze.   I was thrilled when I found that it was gluten-free!

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Cold-Eeze is available in lozenges or oral spray.  There are 10 different flavors of the lozenges, including 4 sugar-free flavors.  Those flavors are:

  • Cherry
  • Honey Lemon
  • Strawberries & Cream
  • Tropical Orange
  • Lemon Lime
  • Mint Frost
  • Sugar Free Honey Lemon
  • Sugar Free Wild Cherry
  • Sugar Free Pomegranate
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Mint (safe for diabetics)

More information from Cold-Eeze:

Cold-EEZE reduces the severity and duration of the common cold.

It actually shortens your cold to help you get well sooner!

Here are a few things you should know:

  • The Cold-EEZE proprietary (zinc gluconate) formula is believed by researchers to interfere with the cold virus’ ability to reproduce.
  • The Cold-EEZE brand is the #1 pharmacist-recommended zinc cold remedy. (Source: Pharmacy Times OTC survey — June 2010, Page 80)
  • Cold-EEZE uses natural flavors and has no preservatives or colors. It is non-drowsy, non-agitating and does not affect blood pressure.
  • Cold-EEZE has legions of fans!
For Best Results:
  • Cold-EEZE treatment should begin within 24-48 hours of the start of a cold and be used daily until all symptoms resolve. The earlier, the better.
  • Completely dissolve a Cold-EEZE lozenge in your mouth. Do not chew. Repeat every 2 to 4 hours as needed.
  • The recommended daily dosage is 6 lozenges per day, which means an 18 count bag/box is a 3-day supply of Cold-EEZE for adults.
  • Children 12-17 can take 4 lozenges per day.
  • Consult your healthcare professional before giving Cold-EEZE to children under 12 years of age.
  • Cold-EEZE is safe to take with most other medications including other symptom relievers.
  • Avoid stomach upset — do not take Cold-EEZE lozenges on an empty stomach.
  • Avoid citrus fruits and juices, as well as other products containing citric acid, 30 minutes before and after taking Cold-EEZE lozenges, as they may diminish product effectiveness.
  • Zinc may interfere with the absorption of minocycline, doxycycline, tetracycline as well as Coumadin. Ask a Doctor prior to using Cold-EEZE.
  • Clinical studies demonstrated that results will vary but that on average, Cold-EEZE will shorten your cold by nearly half. As a consumer, if you are not satisfied with the results from taking Cold-EEZE, please contact us to receive a full refund of your purchase price.
NEW Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Oral Spray

Two Sprays & Go!

The new Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Oral Spray is formulated with zinc gluconate, the same effective active ingredient found in the best-selling, clinically proven and #1 pharmacist recommended Cold-EEZE® lozenges. The effective proprietary formula reduces the severity and duration of the common cold.

Other key facts include:

  • Each bottle contains at least 45 doses (90 sprays).
  • The recommended two sprays per usage offer 13.3 mg of zinc gluconate, the same amount of cold remedy as in one Cold-EEZE®lozenge.
  • The new offering is available in a convenient, easy to carry spray bottle.
  • Shortens your cold, works fast.
  • #1 Pharmacist Recommended.
  • Take at the first sign of a cold.

The lozenges are labeled “gluten-free” on the back of the box and I was assured that the spray is as well.  I am not a fan of traditional cold medicines at all.  The side effects are almost worse than enduring the symptoms from the cold, in my opinion.  I love that Cold-Eeze is homeopathic and doesn’t cause drowsiness, light headedness or affect blood pressure.  I am going to make sure to keep this on hand for the next time I have any inkling of a cold, so I can try to shorten the duration.

Have you tried Cold-Eeze?  Has it worked for you? What do you usually use when you feel a cold coming on?

****The products mentioned in this blog were sent to me free of charge.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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