What are Beechams Cold & Flu Hot Lemon Sachets?
These Beechams sachets are a form of treatment for a cold, the flu, or chills. They work in different ways thanks to the active ingredients contained in each sachet, paracetamol, phenylephrine, and vitamin C. Paracetamol is a painkiller that will also reduce a fever if you have one. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that will unblock the nose and sinuses, making breathing easier. Vitamin C will help reduce the amount of time that a cold is affecting you.
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 Sachets suitable for?
Beechams Hot Lemon Sachets are suitable for anyone aged 16 and over who is needed relief from the flu or cold. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the sachets should not use them. You should not use these also if you have or had in the past any of the following:
- Kidney or liver problems
- High blood pressure
- In the past two weeks taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIS) prescribed for depression
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Any other cold or flu treatment
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these sachets?
It is recommended that someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding does not use these Beechams unless they have been advised to do so by their doctor.
How should Beechams Cold & Flu Hot Lemon Sachets be used?
Pour the contents of a single sachet into a mug. Half fill the mug with warm water and then stir it well. Add cold water and sugar if needed. Then drink the solution. Retake one every four hours is it is required. Do not use more than six sachets in a 24-hour period. Do not use for more than a week unless advised to do so by a doctor.
Are there any side effects?
There is a chance of side effects because it is a medicine. Potential side effects include:
- A skin rash
- Mouth ulcers
- Breathing problems
- Reoccurring fevers or infections
- A fast heartbeat
- A headache
- Raised blood pressure
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.
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.
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