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Korean Cold Medicine?

 
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em



Joined: 15 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 7:21 pm    Post subject: Korean Cold Medicine? Reply with quote

Hey All,

I have been sick for a week now with a very bad cold/flu type thing. One of my fluent coworkers went to the pharmacy with me, explained my symptoms and asked for a daytime and nighttime cold remedy. I was given ibuprofen (600mg!!!!) and sleeping pills. Rolling Eyes Does anyone know of an effective, non-prescription, Korean cold medicine that I could ask for by name?

Also wondering if aspirin (acetecylic acid is the chemical name, I think) is available here and how I would ask for that? It is the best fever remedy I know.

Thanks.
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whatthefunk



Joined: 21 Apr 2003
Location: Dont have a clue

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not yet found a cold cold medicine in Korea. I have tried a couple, but they just put me to sleep.
I found Excedrin at E-Mart...it has asprin and the stuff from Tylenol in it and it killed my headache/fever pretty good.
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a big night out I take a tablet called Gayberin(something close to that) and it is pretty good. It seems to have a little more power than Tylenol but it is a pink tablet. Failing that I recommend that you eat lots of Kimchi. If it cures SARS I'm sure it can cure a little flu Very Happy
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OiGirl



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: Hoke-y-gun

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to Contac, you can get Haben. There is an ostrich on the box. It used to have methylephedrine in it, but I don't know if they took this drug off the market as they did in the US. Worked for me, if what you're looking for is a decongestant.
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