Over the years I have tried different cold medicines and received no relief. I happened to pick up Sudafed Severe Cold Medicine and tried it. This is the best cold medicine out there. The medicine helped me immediately feel better and took away all my aches and pains. The pricing of Sudafed is a little more than most but it is well worth the extra few cents. Anytime I hear someone mention they have a cold or feel like they are coming down with something I immediately recommend that they go and pick up Sudafed Severe Cold Medicine. I don't know if it's the combination of ingredients or what but it works. The tablets are coated and easy to swallow. The package can sometimes be difficult to open but I'm not sure if that's because I'm usually feeling bad from my cold when I'm trying to open it but it is sealed securely for child proof tampering.