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Headache from a cold.

Headaches are a common side-effect of a cold. The causes have not been conclusively determined. Scientists suspect a connection with inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane and the paranasal sinuses. Altered pressure in the airways can cause the pain: the secretions can’t run off, and this increases pressure, causing your head to start aching. In addition, headaches from a cold can be the body’s reaction to certain proteins that it produces (cytokines) which the immune system releases in the case of a viral infection.

Cough as a sign of illness.

A cough can be a normal reflex of the airways to support cleansing, but it is also a common symptom usually indicating a harmless respiratory ailment but sometimes also a more serious respiratory illness. If viruses, bacteria or other foreign bodies that have penetrated the body cause an irritation or inflammation of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract, this swells and the bronchial tubes narrow. The increased volume of mucous can no longer be adequately discharged, the muscles cramp and react with constant coughing.

Sore throat – usually the first sign of a cold.

If your throat is feeling scratchy, this is often the first alarm signal that a cold is on its way. And often a sore throat is the unpleasant prelude to the entire scenario of a serious cold. So the big question is: Where does a sore throat come from, and what can be done about it? The nose protects the nose and throat region and the deeper respiratory tract. Inhaled air is filtered and warmed through the nose. However, if breathing through the nose is inhibited, for example by a runny nose, but also by dust, the consumption of alcohol, smoking, exhaust fumes or dry heating air, then you have to breathe more through the mouth. As a result, cold, unfiltered air enters the throat region uninhibited, and inhaled viruses or bacteria can penetrate without difficulty.

From a cold to bronchitis.

Bronchitis is the technical term for an inflammation of the lower respiratory tract, particularly the large and small bronchial tubes. The worse the inflammation, the more mucus, or phlegm, is formed by the organism. This phlegm has to be quickly liquefied and discharged so that the bronchial tubes do not become congested. Here we can get help from herbal expectorants (technical term: secretolytic agents) such as extracts of thyme and ivy leaves or from synthetic ingredients like ambroxol, bromhexine or acetylcysteine.

Non-prescription products:

Aspecton® – power packs from nature's pharmacy.

Effective medicinal plants, powerful action – that’s what is in Aspecton®. This range of powerful cold medications for the entire family is very well tolerated and only available from your pharmacy. With these power packs from nature’s own pharmacy you have an entire assortment full of plant power for your health.

Aspecton® Eukaps 100 mg
  • Active ingredient: eucalyptus oil
  • Good stomach tolerance
  • Also suitable for use during pregnancy (beginning at the 2nd trimester) and breast-feeding
  • Package sizes: 20 caps., 50 caps., 100 caps.
  • PZN: 01616861, 01616884, 01616890
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Eukaps 100 mg / 200 mg. Available only in pharmacies.
    Active substance: Eucalyptus oil. Indication: Colds of the respiratory tract with viscous mucus. Seek medical advice if your symptoms last more than 3 days or you develop shortness of breath, fever, purulent or bloody sputum. Updated: 10/13-2.

Aspecton® Eukaps 200 mg
  • High active ingredient content for severe discomfort
  • Scientifically proven effect of the ingredient: cineol
  • Package sizes: 20 caps., 50 caps., 100 caps.
  • PZN: 06149134, 06149140, 06149157
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Eukaps 100 mg / 200 mg. Available only in pharmacies.
    Active substance: Eucalyptus oil. Indication: Colds of the respiratory tract with viscous mucus. Seek medical advice if your symptoms last more than 3 days or you develop shortness of breath, fever, purulent or bloody sputum. Updated: 10/13-2.

Aspecton® Throat Lozenges
  • Active ingredient: Cetraria islandica dry extract
  • For dry cough and hoarseness
  • With vitamin C
  • Flavour: Freshness of aniseed
  • Package sizes: 30 throat lozenges, 60 throat lozenges
  • PZN: 03953189, 03968564
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Throat Lozenges Anise / Throat Lozenges Cassis. Available only in pharmacies (medical device). Active substance: Dry extract from Cetraria islandica (Iceland moss). Indication: Dry cough and hoarseness. Note: Contains sorbitol. 1 lozenge equates to 0.04 carbohydrate exchange. Updated: 06/12-1.

Aspecton® Throat Lozenges Cassis
  • Active ingredient: Cetraria islandica dry extract
  • For dry cough and hoarseness
  • With vitamin C
  • Flavour: Fruitiness of cassis
  • Package sizes: 30 throat lozenges, 60 throat lozenges
  • PZN: 07020537, 07020572
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Throat Lozenges Anise / Throat Lozenges Cassis. Available only in pharmacies (medical device). Active substance: Dry extract from Cetraria islandica (Iceland moss). Indication: Dry cough and hoarseness. Note: Contains sorbitol. 1 lozenge equates to 0.04 carbohydrate exchange. Updated: 06/12-1.

Aspecton® Cough Syrup
  • Active ingredient: thyme thick extract
  • For nearly all types of spasmodic coughs with viscous phlegm
  • Suitable for one year olds and up
  • Flavour: Fennel oil
  • Package sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml
  • PZN: 09892891, 09892916
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Cough Syrup / Cough Drops. Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Thyme thick extract. Indication: For relieving discomfort of colds of the respiratory tract with viscous mucus and for relieving discomfort with acute bronchitis. Seek medical advice if your symptoms last more than 1 week or you develop shortness of breath, fever, purulent or bloody sputum. Note: Cough syrup: Contains macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate, glycerol and sorbitol. 10 ml equate to 0.33 carbohydrate exchange. The ingredients can lead to abdominal pain or diarrhoea. Cough drops: Contains eucalyptus oil and levomenthol. Not recommended for children < 2 years of age. Updated: 04/15-1.

Aspecton® Cough Drops
  • Active ingredient: thyme thick extract
  • For nearly all types of spasmodic coughs with viscous phlegm
  • Suitable for two year olds and up
  • Flavour: Mixture of aniseed, eucalyptus oil and menthol
  • Package sizes: 30 ml, 50 ml
  • PZN: 09892879, 09892885
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Cough Syrup / Cough Drops. Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Thyme thick extract. Indication: For relieving discomfort of colds of the respiratory tract with viscous mucus and for relieving discomfort with acute bronchitis. Seek medical advice if your symptoms last more than 1 week or you develop shortness of breath, fever, purulent or bloody sputum. Note: Cough syrup: Contains macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate, glycerol and sorbitol. 10 ml equate to 0.33 carbohydrate exchange. The ingredients can lead to abdominal pain or diarrhoea. Cough drops: Contains eucalyptus oil and levomenthol. Not recommended for children < 2 years of age. Updated: 04/15-1.

Aspecton® Cough Suppressant (Iceland moss)
  • Active ingredient: Cetraria islandica liquid extract
  • alleviates dry cough, moisturises and calms
  • very well tolerated
  • no known interactions with other drugs e.g. other cold remedies or antibiotics
  • for adults and children from 1 year of age
  • free from alcohol, sugar, lactose, gluten and colourants
  • Package size: 200 ml
  • PZN: 12354571
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Cough Suppressant. Available only in pharmacies (medical device). Active substance: Extract of Lichen islandicus (Iceland moss). Indication: Irritation of the mouth and throat lining (mucous membranes) and associated dry cough. Notes: Contains maltitol. 10 ml equate to 0.29 [carbohydrate exchange]. Macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate may cause stomach upset and diarrhoea. Updated: 03/16-1.

Aspecton® Immune
  • Aspecton immun supports the body´s defenses at elevated stress on the body
  • Perfectly matched  dietary supplement for support of the immune system
  • Take 1 x daily
  • Pleasant fruity orange flavour
  • Package sizes: 7 phials, 14 phials, 28 phials of 20 ml each. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
  • PZN: 10113834, 10113840, 10113857
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Immune. Vitamin C and D, zinc and selenium contribute to the normal function of the immune system. 1 phial per day. Notes: 1 phial equates to 0.02 carbohydrate exchange. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before consumption. The recommended daily dose must not be exceeded. Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and diversified diet and a healthy lifestyle. The product is not suitable for children younger than 12 years of age. Keep the product out of the reach of small children. This dietary supplement should not be taken if you have an intolerance to any of the ingredients. Updated: 08/14-1.

Aspecton® Junior Balsam
  • Balanced combination of valuable ethereal oils, makes easier breathing, this balm is an aid to relaxation and well-being, cares the skin and is aromatic, for adults and children from 3 years.
  • Package size: 50 ml
  • PZN: 11052767
  • Pharmacies exclusive
Aspecton® Junior Cough Suppressant (Iceland moss)
  • Active ingredient: Cetraria islandica liquid extract, with practical dosing syringe for convenient and clean administration that is readily accepted by children, no known interactions with other drugs e.g. other cold remedies or antibiotics, very well tolerated, for children from 1 year.
  • Package size: 100 ml
  • PZN: 10764997
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Junior Cough Suppressant. Available only in pharmacies (medical device). Active substance: Extract of Lichen islandicus (Iceland moss). Indication: Irritation of the mouth and throat lining (mucous membranes) and associated dry cough. Notes: Contains maltitol. 10 ml equate to 0.29 carbohydrate exchange. Macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate may cause stomach upset and diarrhoea. Updated: 03/16-1.

Aspecton® Junior Immune
  • Suitable for children: natural-source vitamin C from an sea buckthorn berries-extract, chokeberries-, grapes- and tomatoe-extracts, supports immune system in its fight against infections in the cold time, it supports the build-up of the defence forces after an infection.
  • Helps to satisfiy nutrient requirements caused by physical and psychical demands e.g. stress at school, lack of sleep
  • Perfectly matched  dietary supplement for support of the immune system, dosing cup suitable for children, tastes delicious, for children from 6 years
  • Package size: 250 ml
  • PZN: 10764980
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Junior Immune. Vitamin C and D contribute to the normal function of the immune system. The daily dose corresponds to 7.5 ml. Notes: The recommended daily dose must not be exceeded. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and diversified diet and a healthy lifestyle. The product is not suitable for children younger than 6 years of age. Keep the product out of the reach of small children. Pregnant women should consult their doctor. This food supplement should not be taken if you have an intolerance to any of the ingredients. Aspecton® Junior Immune may have a laxative effect if consumed in large quantities. Updated: 01/16-1.

Aspecton® Nasal Spray
  • Contains a hypertonic sea salt solution, hypromellose, dexpanthenol and ethereal oils (thyme oil, eucalyptus oil and mint oil) as well as camphor and menthol
  • Free of preservatives
  • Recommended use: 1-2 spray applications in each nostril  several times daily as needed
  • For adults and children from 8 years
  • Package size: 20 ml,  30ml
  • PZN: 10194790, 08843933
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Aspecton® Nasal Spray. Available only in pharmacies (medical device). Comp.: Hypertonic sea salt solution (equivalent to 1.1 % saline solution), hypromellose, dexpanthenol, camphor, levomenthol, thyme oil, eucalyptus oil, mint oil, sodium edetate, sodium hydroxide. Indication: For supportive treatment of head colds and blocked nose. Updated: 04/14-1.

Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach – put an end to phlegm.

Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach is a classic medication for coughs and respiratory tract infections with pronounced thick phlegm production as can occur with colds, bronchitis and smoker’s cough. Its expectorant and liquefying properties make Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach so useful and effective.

Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach Cough Syrup 8 mg/10 ml
  • Active ingredient: Bromhexine hydrochloride
  • Particularly recommended for children
  • Delicious raspberry flavour
  • Package size: 100 ml
  • PZN: 04784607
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Cough Syrup 8 mg/10 ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 8 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 12 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Tablets 12 mg
    Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Bromhexine hydrochloride. Indication: Mucolytic treatment for acute and chronic diseases of the lung and bronchial tubes with thick mucus. Notes: Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml for children < 2 years of age only under the supervision of a physician; Drops 8 mg/ml: Do not administer to children < 12 years of age; Tablets 12 mg: Do not administer to children < 14 years of age. Do not take longer than 4 to 5 days without the advice of a physician. Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml is suitable for diabetics (10 ml equate to 0.3 [carbohydrate exchange]). Drops 8 mg/ml: 41% alcohol by volume, contains sucrose (sugar). Updated: 02/16-1.

Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach Tablets 12 mg
  • Active ingredient: Bromhexine hydrochloride
  • Well suitable for the use while underway or in the office
  • Package sizes: 20 tablets, 50 tablets
  • PZN: 02859413, 02859442
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Cough Syrup 8 mg/10 ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 8 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 12 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Tablets 12 mg
    Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Bromhexine hydrochloride. Indication: Mucolytic treatment for acute and chronic diseases of the lung and bronchial tubes with thick mucus. Notes: Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml for children < 2 years of age only under the supervision of a physician; Drops 8 mg/ml: Do not administer to children < 12 years of age; Tablets 12 mg: Do not administer to children < 14 years of age. Do not take longer than 4 to 5 days without the advice of a physician. Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml is suitable for diabetics (10 ml equate to 0.3 [carbohydrate exchange]). Drops 8 mg/ml: 41% alcohol by volume, contains sucrose (sugar). Updated: 02/16-1.

Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach Drops 8 mg/ ml
  • Active ingredient: Bromhexine hydrochloride
  • Tastes like menthol, fennel, aniseed and peppermint
  • Particularly affordable
  • Package sizes: 30 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml
  • PZN: 02417879, 04568878, 07291822
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Cough Syrup 8 mg/10 ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 8 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 12 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Tablets 12 mg
    Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Bromhexine hydrochloride. Indication: Mucolytic treatment for acute and chronic diseases of the lung and bronchial tubes with thick mucus. Notes: Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml for children < 2 years of age only under the supervision of a physician; Drops 8 mg/ml: Do not administer to children < 12 years of age; Tablets 12 mg: Do not administer to children < 14 years of age. Do not take longer than 4 to 5 days without the advice of a physician. Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml is suitable for diabetics (10 ml equate to 0.3 [carbohydrate exchange]). Drops 8 mg/ml: 41% alcohol by volume, contains sucrose (sugar). Updated: 02/16-1.

Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach Drops 12 mg/ml
  • Active ingredient: Bromhexine hydrochloride
  • Well suitable for persistent discomfort / complaints due to its high dose
  • Tastes like menthol, fennel, aniseed and peppermint
  • Package sizes: 30 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml
  • PZN: 00620441, 00620458, 00620493
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Cough Syrup 8 mg/10 ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 8 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Drops 12 mg/ml
    Bromhexin Krewel Meuselbach® Tablets 12 mg
    Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Bromhexine hydrochloride. Indication: Mucolytic treatment for acute and chronic diseases of the lung and bronchial tubes with thick mucus. Notes: Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml for children < 2 years of age only under the supervision of a physician; Drops 8 mg/ml: Do not administer to children < 12 years of age; Tablets 12 mg: Do not administer to children < 14 years of age. Do not take longer than 4 to 5 days without the advice of a physician. Cough syrup 8 mg/10 ml is suitable for diabetics (10 ml equate to 0.3 [carbohydrate exchange]). Drops 8 mg/ml: 41% alcohol by volume, contains sucrose (sugar). Updated: 02/16-1.

Gargarisma – traditionally used for mild inflammations.

This traditional medication is used for non-bacterial inflammations of the oral cavity, for instance inflammation of the throat, gums or oral mucosa.

Gargarisma Throat Lozenges
  • Active ingredient: Aluminium potassium sulphate (Alum)
  • For treating inflammations of the oral and throat mucosa
  • Delicious peppermint flavour
  • Practical lozenges while underway
  • Package sizes: 20 tablets
  • PZN: 02327389
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Gargarisma Throat Lozenges. Available only in pharmacies (medical device). Active substance: Aluminium potassium sulphate (Alum) 12 H2O. Indication: Inflammations of the oral and throat mucosa. Note: If no improvement after 3 days, consult your doctor. Contains sorbitol. 1 lozenge equates to 0.13 carbohydrate exchange. Updated: 11/12-1.

Gargarisma for Gargling
  • Active ingredient: Aluminium chloride
  • For sore throats and difficulties in swallowing
  • Solution for rinsing and gargling after being diluted
  • Fast acting
  • Package size: 50 ml
  • PZN: 08625053
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Gargarisma for Gargling. Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Aluminium chloride hexahydrate. Indication: Traditionally used as a mild drug for mild inflammation of the gums and oral mucosa. Warning: Do not use undiluted. Do not swallow! Avoid contact with materials (stains cannot be removed). Updated: 03/14-1.

Hedelix® – marvellous for coughs.

An entire range unites forces against all the symptoms that come with a cough. Hedelix® Cough Syrup, Hedelix® Cough Drops, Hedelix® Effervescent Cough Tablets.

Hedelix® Effervescent Cough Tablets
  • Active ingredient: ivy leaf dry extract
  • Hot/cold drink
  • Affordable herbal alternative to ACC effervescent tablets
  • Flavour: Black currant
  • Package sizes: 10 / 20 tablets (tubes*), and 12 / 20 / 24 tablets (sachets**)
  • PZN: 03211128, 03211134

* suitable for climate zone II according to ICH stability zones
** suitable for climate zones III – IVb according to ICH stability zones

  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Hedelix® Effervescent Cough Tablets. Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Ivy leaf dried extract. Indication: To improve discomfort of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases; for colds affecting the respiratory tract. Note: Macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate may cause stomach upset and diarrhoea. Persons on a low-salt diet: note the sodium content of the effervescent tablets. Updated: 04/15-1.

Hedelix® Cough Syrup
  • Active ingredient: ivy leaf extract
  • Alcohol-free, sugar-free, no artificial colouring
  • Suitable for infants
  • Flavour: aniseed oil
  • Package sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml
  • PZN: 04595616, 04595622
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Hedelix® Cough Syrup. Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Ivy leaf soft extract. Indication: Common colds affecting the respiratory tract, complaints of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases. Note: Contains sorbitol: 5 ml equate to 0.15 carbohydrate exchange. Updated: 07/14-1.

Hedelix® s.a. Drops
  • Active ingredient: ivy leaf extract. Alcohol-free, sugar-free, no artificial colouring
  • Suitable for two-year-olds and up
  • Flavour: Mixture of peppermint oil, aniseed oil, eucalyptus oil and menthol
  • Package sizes: 20 ml, 50 ml
  • PZN: 04595579, 04595585
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Hedelix® s.a.. Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Ivy leaf soft extract. Indication: Common colds affecting the respiratory tract, complaints of chronic inflammatory bronchial diseases. Updated: 07/15-1.

Mallebrin® – soothing calm for the throat and oral cavity.

Whether for a sore throat or inflammation of the gums and oral mucosa – Mallebrin® und Mallebrin® Throat Lozenges have an astringent effect on the mucus membrane, which promotes healing.

Mallebrin® Throat Lozenges
  • Active ingredient: Aluminium potassium sulphate (Alum)
  • For treating inflammations of the oral and throat mucosa
  • Delicious peppermint flavour
  • Practical lozenges for taking while underway
  • Package sizes: 20 tablets, 50 tablets
  • PZN: 04654425, 04654431
  • Pharmacies exclusive
  • Package leaflet
  • Mallebrin® Throat Lozenges. Available only in pharmacies (medical device). Active substance: Aluminium potassium sulphate (Alum) 12 H2O. Indication: Inflammation of the oral and throat mucosa. Note: If no improvement after 3 days, consult your doctor. Contains sorbitol. 1 lozenge equates to 0.13 carbohydrate exchange. Updated: 03/08-1.

Mallebrin® Concentrate for Gargling
  • Active ingredient: Aluminium chloride
  • The blue solution has been a classic among sore throat preparations for decades
  • "Tanning effect", inflamed tissue is dissolved and the healing process is promoted
  • Concentrated solution for rinsing and gargling after being diluted; a few drops suffice
  • Package sizes: 30 ml, 50 ml , 100 ml
  • PZN: 01671104, 01671179, 01671185
  • Pharmacy only
  • Package leaflet
  • Mallebrin® Concentrate for Gargling. Available only in pharmacies. Active substance: Aluminium chloride. Indication: Traditionally used as a mild medicine for mild inflammation of the gums and oral mucosa. Warning: Do not use Mallebrin® Concentrate undiluted. Do not swallow! Note: Do not treat inflammatory symptoms longer than 1 week without medical advice. Immediately wash Mallebrin® Concentrate from clothes! May cause permanent staining to carpet and other flooring, furniture and metal surfaces. Immediately clean any spilt solution. Protect from light. Updated: 08/13-1.