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Beechams Cold & Flu – 16 Capsules

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Beechams Cold & Flu – 16 Capsules


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What are Beechams Cold & Flu Capsules?

Beechams Cold & Flu Capsules work to reduce the effects of cold and flu. They work thanks to the three active ingredients that are contained in the capsules:

  • Paracetamol
  • Caffeine
  • Phenylephrine

Paracetamol is a painkiller that will help to relieve a headache and reduce a fever if you have one. Caffeine is a mild stimulant that will help give you a boost of energy. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that will unblock the nose and sinuses, helping you to breathe easier.


What’s the difference between a cold and the flu?

Both a cold and flu are caused by a virus. There are more types of cold virus, of which there are many, and the flu, which there are significantly fewer of. A cold is generally milder than flu but the symptoms are similar. A cold will also appear more gradually instead of the flu which comes within a few hours. Cold symptoms generally only affect your nose and throat and you can do things you normally would without being infected. Whereas with the flu you will feel tired and feel too ill to do anything.


Who are these Beechams capsules suitable for?

These capsules are suitable for adults and children aged 16 and over who are suffering from a cold or flu. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the capsules should not use them. You should also not use these capsules if you suffer from or have had in the past any of the following:

  • Kidney or liver problems
  • An overactive thyroid
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure or heart disease
  • Glaucoma
  • In the past two weeks taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIS) prescribed for depression
  • If you are taking beta blockers

Can these Beechams capsules be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding?

These capsules should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because of the caffeine content that is contained in them.


How should Beechams Cold & Flu Capsules be taken?

Take two capsules every 4-6 hours as needed. Do not take more than six doses (12 tablets) in a 24-hour period. Avoid drinking too many drinks with caffeine in them, such as coffee and tea. This is because it can cause difficulty sleeping, shaking and an uncomfortable feeling in your chest. Do not take more these capsules for more than a week at a time.


Are there any side effects?

Because it is a medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:

  • A skin rash
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Breathing problems
  • Reoccurring fevers or infections
  • A fast heartbeat
  • A headache
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sickness

If you notice any side effect, not limited to the ones listed above, then stop using these capsules and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


More Information

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

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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