Tea with a little bit of lemon, dash of cayenne pepper, and a spoonful of Brandy is what I usually use.
Theraflu also makes some new flavors of tea now, that also contain things to lower fevers.
Taking prescription medication, and even over the counter medication isn't always the healthiest thing to do. I'd always use a natural remedy for a common cold. No reason to use highly concentrated medications if you don't have to.
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