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Colds and flu (influenza) are both illnesses that affect your respiratory system, causing congestion and coughing.1 Colds and flu may have similar symptoms, but they are caused by different viruses.1
Here are a few easy ways to spot the difference between a common cold and flu.
Colds and flu are both caused by germs known as viruses.1 Someone who has a cold or the flu can easily pass the virus on to others.2,3
Note: Colds and flu are more likely to affect you during the winter months.6
You can relieve your symptoms with various over-the-counter medications.7 For example, a mucolytic medication will help to reduce a wet cough and mucus congestion, by breaking down excess mucus and phlegm so it’s easier to get rid of.8,9
If your symptoms keep getting worse, see your doctor for medical attention.2,3
Getting your annual flu vaccination can help to protect you against getting the flu and reduce your risk of serious symptoms.3 There is no vaccine available for the common cold.2
Avoiding people with colds or flu isn’t always possible, especially as many people become contagious before their symptoms start appearing.3 However, good hygiene and healthy habits can help to protect you against these viruses.2
ACC® relieves mucus congestion in the airways1-3
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[S1] ACC® 600 (effervescent tablets). Reg. No.: 45/10.3/0229. Composition: Each effervescent tablet contains 600 mg acetylcysteine. ATC Code: R05CB01.ACC® Oral Solution
[S1] ACC® 20 mg/ml Oral Solution. Reg. No.: 48/10.3/0261. Composition: Each 1 ml of ACC 20 mg/ml ORAL SOLUTION contains 20 mg acetylcysteine. ATC Code: R05CB01.ACC® 200
[S1] ACC® 200 (effervescent tablets). Reg. No.: 29/10.2.2/0753. Composition: Each ACC 200 effervescent tablet contains: 200 mg acetylcysteine. Pharmacological Classification: A10.3 Medicines acting on the respiratory system – other.
For full prescribing information refer to the Sandoz Professional Information approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).
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