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Offline nani

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What do you use when you have a cold?
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:12:21 am »
Hi, I was just wondering what everyone use here in New Zealand when they have a cold. We can't seem to find any of our favorites here- viral guard,  acc, corenza c, linctagon,  things like that. I might not be looking hard enough.

Offline Sherelee

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Re: What do you use when you have a cold?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 10:14:02 pm »
Hi Nani,

I'm coughing and spluttering at the moment and just take whatever local tabs and cough muthi I can find... but I have seen some of those medicines on your list at the SA Shops... have you tried looking for them there  :-\

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Re: What do you use when you have a cold?
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Offline teyahzoe

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Re: What do you use when you have a cold?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 10:29:00 pm »
 Finding equivalents is very difficult so I have a friend in SA post them to me , it works out cheaper than buying locally.I have had no problems with MAF either, they do check though.

Offline addywads

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Re: What do you use when you have a cold?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 11:55:53 pm »
Speak to the pharmacist?  they are very happy to help.  If you google the ingredients in your SA products, they are more than likely here, just under a different name!
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Offline nani

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Re: What do you use when you have a cold?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 01:35:44 pm »
Thanks for the replies,  will go look in the sa shops. I was hoping there is some "magical cold cure" medicine but it looks like we were better off back in sa regards to this. (I'm in week number 3 of a cold and pharmacy and doctor wasn't much help)

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Re: What do you use when you have a cold?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 11:12:09 pm »
Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine were removed from over the counter cold and flu remedies as they are used to manufacture P - this causes them to be less effective but you can still get stronger stuff on prescription. 
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