The common cold is one of the most frequently occurring contagious illnesses and is known to be a heterogeneous group of diseases caused by numerous viruses. Rhinovirus accounts for most cases of common cold, followed by influenza virus, human coronavirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza and adenovirus.
It is caused by a virus that enters the cells of the mucous membranes, primarily those of the nose, oral cavity and throat. Common symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose and sore throat. Symptoms may also include a mild cough and headache with fever. An ordinary cold usually lasts for fewer than ten days and, on average, people have two to four colds per year. Children are the group who catch colds most often – 5 to 10 colds per year – but this frequency declines with age.
Since the common cold viruses mutate frequently it would be beneficial to design treatments that act topically on the surface of the oropharynx through unspecific mechanisms to protect the mucous lining from viral invasion. ColdGuard™ has been clinically proven to do precisely this.¹
ColdGuard™ acts against the cold virus
ColdGuard™ is a unique product that fights against the cause of the common cold – cold virus. ColdGuard™ is easy to use and works by forming a protective barrier on the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat, making it more difficult for the cold virus to cause illness. ColdGuard™, used protectively, can help shorten the duration of a cold, by acting on the cold virus itself instead of just helping to relieve the symptoms.
Clinically proven for the whole family
ColdGuard™ is a CE-marked medical device.
ColdGuard™ has a local, short-acting effect on the surface of the mucous membrane in your mouth and throat and can be used by adults and children age 4 and up. Over 3,5 million products have been used so far. Its performance and safety have been verified through clinical studies and customer surveys.³
How to use ColdGuard™ to help shorten the duration of a common cold
Start using ColdGuard™ Oral Spray as soon as possible after noticing symptoms of a common cold. Continue to use it until the symptoms are relieved.
- Open your mouth and point the nozzle towards your throat.
- Press the pump and spray 2 times (1 dose) every two hours up to 6 times a day.
How to Use ColdGuard™ to prevent a common cold
If you do not have any symptoms of a common cold but are likely to be exposed to the common cold virus, for example when someone near you has a cold or if you are in a contagious environment such as a train or plane, or in an open plan office.
Open your mouth and point the nozzle towards your throat.
Press down the pump and spray 2 times (1 dose) every two hours up to 6 times daily while you are exposed to cold virus.
Glycerol, water, cod trypsin, ethanol (<1 %), calcium chloride, trometamol and menthol. Contains no sugar or preservatives.
ColdGuard™ should be stored at or below 25°C. Do not use after the expiry date printed on the product label and the pack.
- Do not use ColdGuard™ if you are hypersensitive/allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Do not inhale when applying the spray since it may cause transient asthma-like symptoms, such as coughing and hoarseness.
- Consult a healthcare professional if you have a high fever or if your symptoms are more severe than those of a normal common cold; they could be due to something else.
- Do not use the product for more than 30 consecutive days, as there is no clinical information about long-term use.
- Keep out of reach of children, to prevent accidents with small parts.
For further information refer to ColdGuard™ Oral Spray instructions for use.
Frequently asked questions about ColdGuard™
Can ColdGuard be used for Coronavirus?
An experimental in-vitro study which shows that ColdGuard™ deactivates a mild strain of coronavirus causing common colds has been previously published. There is no available data for ColdGuard™ on other types of coronaviruses, e.g. the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Neither is any clinical data on ColdGuard™ in patients with severe respiratory tract infections available.
Against what illnesses can ColdGuard™ Mouth Spray protect?
ColdGuard™ is intended to be used to fight the common cold, by providing a protective barrier in the throat that absorbs the cold virus so the active enzyme can then act on the virus directly.
How do you use ColdGuard™?
Point the nozzle towards the throat and spray 2 times (1 dose) every two hours to help protect against infection or until the symptoms are gone.
Can anyone use ColdGuard™?
ColdGuard™ Oral Spray can be used by adults and children over the age of 4, provided they are not hypersensitive/allergic to any of the ingredients.
How does ColdGuard™ work?
ColdGuard™ works by creating a protective barrier on the mucous membrane in the oral cavity and throat. The barrier reduces the ability of the virus to bind to the cells in the mucous membrane and cause illness.
Is ColdGuard™ a medicine?
No. ColdGuard™ is a CE-marked medical device that works by creating a temporary, local, protective barrier on the surface of the mucous membrane in the oral cavity and throat. Unlike medicines, it has no pharmacological, metabolic or immunological effect.
Can ColdGuard™ be used if pregnant or breastfeeding?
No clinical studies have been conducted on the use of ColdGuard™ during pregnancy and breastfeeding, so always consult a healthcare professional before use.