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User Reviews for Acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine to treat Cold Symptoms

Also known as: Norel AD, XL-3 Cold Medicine, Dristan Cold Multi Symptom Formula, Contac Cold + Flu (Night Formula), Medicidin-D, BC Sinus Pain & Congestion, ConRx Allergy Sinus, Allergy Pain Relief, Allergy Sinus PE Pain Relief, PX Allergy Sinus PE, Allergy Multi-Symptom, Pyrroxate, Robitussin Peak Cold Nighttime Nasal Relief, Relief-PE, Onset Forte, GNP Cold Relief Plus, Super Strength Sinadrin, Gendecon, Tylenol Allergy Multi-Symptom, Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Nighttime, Comtrex Severe Cold & Sinus, Comtrex Flu Therapy, Tylenol Plus Children's Cold, Hybrid CF, Sine-Off Sinus/Cold, Tylenol Sinus Congestion and Pain Cool Burst Day Night HEB Allergy Dryphen …show all brand names

Acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings for the treatment of Cold Symptoms. 69% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 23% reported a negative experience.

Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine rating summary

7.3/10 average rating

13 ratings from 16 user reviews.

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Reviews for Acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine

Lmgls · January 26, 2016

XL-3 Cold Medicine (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “Having a nasty cold with runny nose, sneezing, headache and sore throat; I figured I'd give this a shot. Within 30 minutes of taking 1 pill I was feeling relieved of much of my cold symptoms, however, something just didn't feel right! I started getting extremely nervous, with very high anxiety level. I seriously was freaking out! My heart was pounding like crazy at fast pace and I was all over the place. I felt as though I couldn't calm down and it all seemed to come on suddenly. One minute I was fine and the next I was loosing my self. The side effects seemed to tapper off after about 4 hours( it felt like forever) and by this time I should be in bed sleeping? I don't think that's gonna happen soon?”

3 / 10
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Jewel · October 21, 2018

XL-3 Cold Medicine (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “It’s been the best , fast acting cold medication. My family always bought it in Mexico . (Originated from Mexico) But if it’s from Mexico , the ingredients are more potent. Higher mgs. But the US brand works great. It’s best to take after a light meal ,cuts down on the instant “rush feeling “. For night time , I have taken 2 pills (30minutes or 1 hour apart ) knocked me out to get the much needed rest from flu/cold . Always be cautious of medication; everyone reacts differently.”

9 / 10
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worried mom 2014 · Taken for less than 1 month · April 7, 2016

“my 14 year old daughter took two gel tabs for the first time and shortly after became very lethargic. two hours later she experienced a seizure. she had a second seizure a day and a half later. she had no history of seizures previous to this and has not had one since. not sure if it was caused by the meds or simply coincidence. i will never give her that medication again though, that's for sure!”

1 / 10
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Anne Marie · Taken for less than 1 month · May 8, 2022

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “This is the best cold medication I have ever taken. We found it in Mexico under the name tabcin (Bayer product) but a google search showed that it is the same as Alka Seltzer Plus. No side effects, doesn't make me drowsy or keep me awake, perfect any time of day, and makes me feel great! I don't know why it is not available in the US or Canada.”

10 / 10
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Dimples1974 · Taken for less than 1 month · March 28, 2018

Norel AD (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “I had severe sore throat, mucus draining in the back of my throat. I was given this medication and it worked the same day. I would recommend this to anyone”

9 / 10
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Lisa Carrillo · January 9, 2018

XL-3 Cold Medicine (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “I tried other medicine with minimal help with XL-3 I felt back to normal. I wake up feeling like death is coming for me, I take XL-3 in 45min I start feeling a LOT better!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · August 22, 2009

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “Good.”

9 / 10
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Allyyyy · November 10, 2014

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “Lately this medicine has given me stomach pains which are very uncomfortable and I've also had the feeling like I need to use the bathroom”

5 / 10
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kc0tpb · Taken for less than 1 month · January 8, 2018

“Product works well if you can survive swallowing the pills. Took the medication and got choked, had to have rescue procedures done one me because I couldn't breathe. The pill would not go down.”

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debor · November 14, 2009

Pyrroxate (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “Excellent for drying up runny noses and relieving cough. Makes you really sleepy.”

9 / 10
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Teacher of the toddlers · February 1, 2020

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “This stuff makes me so tired I can not get out of bed. It cleared my runny nose and headache, but at a huge cost, I am exhausted!”

9 / 10
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jm · Taken for less than 1 month · December 26, 2018

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “This caused shortness of breath. I was barely made it to the hospital. This should not be an over the counter medicine”

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Caterham · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · October 12, 2017

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “This is the best medication for any cold or sinus problems and associated headaches. Easy to use and takes effect quickly.”

10 / 10
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Sugar Bear · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 10, 2019

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “This product is very effective, but your commercials are extremely goofy. I turn the channel every time one comes on. Bring the Alka Seltzer boy out of retirement.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more · January 25, 2022

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold (acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine): “I have taken the green and orange gel capsules every time I get cold symptoms. I love the gel capsules. I tried the tablets that you dissolve in water but the capsules work way better in my opinion.”

10 / 10
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Joentam · Taken for less than 1 month · February 14, 2017

“I took this and made me very sick vision problems still after 4 days.”

1 / 10
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