What are Beechams All In One Tablets?
Beechams All In One Tablets is a treatment that is intended to be used by anyone who is suffering from the effects of a cold or the flu, including a chesty cough. Other symptoms that these tablets can treat include headaches, shivers, aches and pains, a blocked nose, and a sore throat. The tablets contain three active ingredients which work to provide relief. These ingredients are:
- Phenylephrine hydrochloride
Paracetamol is a painkiller that will also help to reduce a fever. Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant that will unblock to nose and sinuses. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which will loosen the phlegm that is causing a chesty cough.
What causes a cold or the flu?
Both a cold or the flu are viruses that can affect anyone at any time. A virus will enter the body through the nose or mouth because of someone who has been affected coughing or sneezing, releasing bacteria into the air. A cold or the flu can also spread through surfaces that have been touched by someone who is affected.
Who are these Beechams Tablets suitable for?
These tablets are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. They should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients that are contained in the tablets. They should also not be used if any of the following applies to you:
- Have had kidney or liver problems
- Have high blood pressure
- Have an overactive thyroid
- Have heart disease
- Have glaucoma
- Are taking antidepressants
- Are taking or have taken Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last two weeks
- Are taking beta-blockers
Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if you:
- Have blood vessel disease, such as Raynaud’s Phenomenon
- Have an enlarged prostate
- Have asthma or a persistent cough
- Have heart or circulation disease
You should also get advice before using if you are currently using any other form of medication.
Can Beechams All In One Tablets be used when pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should consult a medical professional for advice before using.
How should Beechams All In One Tablets be used?
The recommended dosage for Beechams All In One Tablets is two tablets every four hours. Do not take more than eight tablets in 24 hours. Only use these tablets for five days. If symptoms persist after five days, speak to your doctor.
Are there any side effects?
Like with any medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects from using these Beechams Tablets include:
- An allergic reaction, such a skin rash and itching
- Reoccurring fevers or infections
- Sudden weight loss
- A fast or irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty passing urine
If you notice any side effect, stop using the tablets and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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