TheraFlu Flu & Sore throat powder is a really nice remedy for the pain and discomfort associated with a cold or the flu. The medicine is a powder that comes in a small packet that you mix with hot water, and you instantly have a hot cup of relief. This product does contain acetaminophen, which is likely the pain and sore throat relieving component. So, users should be warned not to use this in conjunction with other cold/flu remedies that also contain acetaminophen. I do enjoy using this product because it's hot and steamy, so really just the act of drinking this is relief on a sore throat, however, I don't necessarily find that this provides really long lasting results. Congestion Relief I think it does seem to loosen up a tight chest and make it easier to breathe. Relief of Aches & Pains I really think this product does a nice job of alleviating aches and pains that come along with the flu or a nasty cold. It's warm, doesn't taste too bad, and seems to almost melt the pain away.