First of all, let me say that over the counter medicines tend to be a lot alike. This is not the case for QlearQuil. I have taken many different types of cold medicines. I have three children and I spend a lot of time at their schools, which means I am exposed to many germs on a daily basis. I get the cold at least three times a year. Last year, quite by accident, I stumbled onto QlearQuil. It was on clearance next to the NyQuil. Since I was desperate for something that worked, I figured it wasn't expensive and I had nothing to lose. Best decision ever. This is a night and day pack, as was the original pack I picked up that day.
The day version goes into effect within 20 minutes and I am symptom free for hours. HOURS. It is amazing. The night time pills are the only sleeping medicine I have ever taken that did not make me itchy and nervous. They actually put me to sleep and I stay asleep without waking up sneezing, coughing or with snot going down my face. Gross, I know, but the QlearQuil's night version stops all of that. It's fantastic. If I get about 8 hours of sleep, I pop up out of bed wide awake and ready to take on the day. The downside is that if I don't get to sleep off this stuff, I am cranky and dragging until I can take a nap.
All in all, this is the best cold medicine I've ever had. I highly recommend it to everyone!