Family circumstances have taken me away from home for seven weeks, and while I am with family I am really on a tight budget and am watching every penny. When I came down with a cold, there were a few medications that I desired that would ease my discomfort. One of these was a simple acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol.
When my daughter and I did our shopping in the Air Force base commissary, I found a brand of pain relievers called Good Sense. It comes in a red box that holds a plastic container with a child proof lid. The box refers to this as an “Extra Strength” pain reliever and fever reducer, stating that it contains no aspirin. The distributor, Perrigo, compares it to the active ingredient of Tylenol Caplets.
That sounded great to me, but what swayed me to give this “New to me” brand a try was the fact that the front of the box stated it came with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I don’t seem to see this kind of claim very much these days, so I felt it was worth a try.
The Good Sense Extra Strength Pain Relief Caplets are white and smooth and come in an oval shape, much like a standard capsule, but easier to swallow because of the coating on the outside of the caplets. They slide right down with a little bit of water!
Each caplet contains 500 milligrams of acetaminophen, and the box states this pain reliever and fever reducer can be used to temporarily relieve pain from: The common cold, backache, toothache, muscular aches, premenstrual and menstrual cramps, headache, minor pain of arthritis, and it temporarily reduces fever.
In my case, I was dealing with a headache, part of which was from sinus pressure. I took a decongestant along with two Good Sense Extra Strength Pain Relief Caplets, and in less than an hour my headache was greatly diminished. I felt these worked fast to bring me some relief during the first nasty stages of the common cold.
Considering the fact that the Good Sense Extra Strength Pain Relief Caplets was roughly half the price of the name brand acetaminophen, I feel I got a great deal and I didn’t sacrifice my level of comfort in the process. I am a firm believer that it pays to spend what it takes to make myself more comfortable during the cold or flu season, and if this product didn’t come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee I most likely would not have made the purchase.
To conclude, the Good Sense Extra Strength Pain Relief Caplets really worked for me. The generous 100 count bottle will last me for months, and I saved money by giving this brand a try.
There are numerous warnings that are associated with taking acetaminophen products, so please do read the information on the box to prevent liver damage, cautions to take if you are on blood thinners, or if your condition does not get better.