This medication is marketed as a convenient way to treat cough, runny & stuffy nose, and itchy throat. It can be used by children or adults, even though the advertising is mainly aimed toward children. The Triaminic Night Time Cold & Cough Strips are fairly effective but they just taste awful! This medication was originally bought for my little cousin, but I ended up trying it once when I had a particular bad cold. These come in plastic packs [the same ones used for those breath strips that were popular for a while] which make this medication convenient if you are on the go. You can simply toss the little plastic container in your purse and it takes up literally no space. You take the strip out, place it on your tongue, and it dissolves. The problem is, this stuff tastes AWFUL! After taking this myself, I quickly figured out why my little cousin did not like them. It tasted very medicinal, bitter, and the taste lingered on my tongue. It did relieve my cold symptoms a little bit, but not enough for me to try that nasty medication again. This stuff tastes GROSS and is not that great of a medication for cold symptoms.