Compare to the active ingredients in Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu. Amazon Basic Care Daytime Cold & Flu Liquid provides powerful non-drowsy relief of major cold and flu-like symptoms so you can cope. This cold and flu medicine temporarily relieves headache, fever, sore throat, minor aches and pains, nasal congestion and cough. Relieves major flu symptoms so you can get through the day. Gluten, alcohol and antihistamine free.