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Table 1 Compositions and indications of CPMs included in the review for the common cold

From: Chinese patent medicines for the treatment of the common cold: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Name of CPMs Compositions Indications
Chaihu Injection Radix Bupleuri For the colds, influenza, malaria and other fever.
Ganmao Qingre granules Schizonepeta tenuisfolia Briq, Herba Mentha haplocalyx., Radix Saposhnikoviae, Radix Bupleuri, Folium Perillae, Radix Pueraria lobata (Willd) Ohwi., Radix Platycodonis, Semen Armeniacae Amarum, Radix Angelica dahuricae, Herba corydalis Bungeanae, Rhizoma Phragmites communis Trin For the wind-cold cold, headache, fever, aversion to cold, body pain, runny nose, cough and dry throat.
Shuanghuanglian oral liquid Radix Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, Flos Lonicerae, Fructus Forsythiae For the cold induced by external contraction wind-heat, such as fever, cough, pharyngalgia.
Xiaoer Baotaikang granules Fructus Forsythiae, Radix Rehmanniae, Bupleurum marginatum, Radix Scrophulariae, Folium Mori, Bulbus Fritillaria thunbergii Miq., Herba Taraxaci, Baphicacanthus cusia (Nees) Bremek, Onosma, Radix Platycodonis, Semen Raphani, Radix Glycyrrhizae For children with external contraction wind-heat, such as fever, nasal discharge, cough
Xiaoer Resuqing oral liquid Radix Bupleuri, Radix Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi,Radix Isatidis, Radix Pueraria lobata (Willd) Ohwi., Flos Lonicerae, Cornu Bubali, Fructus Forsythiae, Radix et Rhizoma Rhei For children with cold induced by external contraction wind-heat, such as fever, headache, throat swelling and pain, nasal congestion and nasal discharge, cough, dry stool.