Frequently Asked Questions about Umcka®

What is Umcka ColdCare®?
Umcka ColdCare® is an over-the-counter homeopathic medicine that reduces the duration and severity of cold, sinus, throat and bronchial symptoms.

What is the active ingredient in Umcka ColdCare®?
The active ingredient is obtained from the roots of Pelargonium sidoides, a species of geranium unique to South Africa.

What are the active ingredients in Umcka® Cold + Flu?

Umcka® Cold + Flu not only contains the Pelargonium sidoides extract but also the homeopathic Alpha® CF blend for maximum, multi-action cold and flu relief.

Alpha® CF is a homeopathic blend of 7 tinctures (Aconitum napellus 4X, Bryonia alba 4X, Eucalyptus globulus 2X, Eupatorium perfoliatum 2X, Gelsemium sempervirens 4X, Ipecacuanha 3X and Phosphorus 6X) designed to deliver multi-symptom relief for both colds & flu.

Have there been any studies conducted on the efficacy of Umcka®?
The Pelargonium sidoides extract within Umcka® has been widely studied by various clinical organizations to not only relieve symptoms associated with common colds, but also shorten duration and reduces severity of throat, sinus and bronchial irritations.  For more information, see our research page.

What are some of the symptoms Umcka ColdCare® addresses?
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Cough
  • Chest Congestion / Bronchitis
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sinus / Head Congestion
  • Headache
  • Minor Aches & Pains
What are some of the symptoms Umcka® Cold + Flu addresses?
  • Aches & Pains
  • Fever and chills
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Cough
  • Chest Congestion / Bronchitis
  • Runny / Stuffy Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sinus / Head Congestion
  • Headache
Do Umcka® products cause side effects?
Umcka® products are safe and do not cause the side effects often experienced when taking cold relief products, such as drowsiness.  Umcka® products are non-habit forming.

Are there any known side effects of taking Umcka® in concert with other medications?
Umcka® has no known drug interactions or side effects. As with all medications, consult your physician about possible interactions with the medications you are currently taking.

Can children use Umcka® products?
Umcka® products are labeled for use in children. However, as with any over-the-counter medication, it is recommended that you consult with your child's doctor before use and under parental supervision.

Can I use Umcka® products while pregnant or breast-feeding?
As stated in the 'Warnings' section of the Umcka® carton, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should seek the advice of your healthcare professional before use.
 
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