What is Contac Dual Relief?
Contac Dual Relief tablets are a non-drowsy treatment for cold and flu symptoms. These tablets can help to ease some of the most common symptoms, such as headaches, a blocked nose, a runny nose, and sore throats. If you’re looking for a cold and flu remedy that won’t make you drowsy, Contac Dual Relief could help you to feel better in no time.
How will Contac Non-Drowsy Dual Relief treat my cold and flu symptoms?
Contac Non-Drowsy Dual Relief tablets contain two active ingredients which work together to ease symptoms of cold and flu. The first is 500mg of paracetamol, a popular over the counter painkiller that can also help to bring down a high temperature. The second is 30mg of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, a decongestant which can help to clear a blocked or runny nose and ease pressure in your sinuses.
Do I have a cold or the flu?
Colds and the flu have very similar symptoms, so they’re often confused with each other, but there are a few differences you can look out for. The first is fatigue, if you’re too exhausted to get out of bed then you probably have the flu, but if you can still go about your day as usual you probably have a cold. The second is how quickly your symptoms appear, a cold can appear gradually over a few days, whereas the flu will appear within just a few hours. Finally, a cold will mainly affect your nose and throat, where the flu will affect more than this, making you feel achy and exhausted.
Can drive after taking these tablets?
You may feel dizzy after taking Contac Dual Relief tablets. If this happens to you, you should not attempt to drive or operate any tools or machinery until you are absolutely certain that you are safe to do so.
Can I take these tablets if I’m pregnant?
Contac Dual Relief tablets are not suitable for use during pregnancy or if you’re breastfeeding. If you’re suffering from cold and flu symptoms at this time, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a more suitable product for you.
Can I take this product if I’m taking any other medication?
If you’re taking any other medications, including those obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Do not take Contac tablets if you are already taking:
- Amphetamines, which are stimulant drugs and appetite suppressants, sometimes used for ADHD
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) which are used for depression, or have taken any within the last 2 weeks
- Medicines to control your blood pressure, e.g. beta-blockers, alpha-blockers, methyldopa
- Any other medicines which contain paracetamol
- Any other cold, flu, or decongestant medications
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking:
- Metoclopramide or domperidone, which are used for nausea and vomiting
- Colestyramine, which is used to lower blood cholesterol
- Blood thinners, also known as anticoagulants, such as warfarin
- Depression medications, e.g. tricyclic antidepressants
How to take these tablets
Take 2 Contac Dual Relief tablets every 4 – 6 hours as needed. Do not take more than 6 tablets within any 24-hour period. Do not take for more than 7 days at a time.
When should this product not be used?
Contac Dual Relief tablets are not suitable for use in children under the age of 16. Do not take this product if you’re allergic to paracetamol, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have liver problems or an irregular heartbeat. Do not take this product if you have:
- High blood pressure or heart disease
- Kidney problems
- An overactive thyroid gland, enlarged prostate, diabetes, glaucoma, or a tumour of the adrenal gland
Do Contac Dual Relief tablets have any side effects?
Like all medications, Contac Dual Relief tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek immediate medical assistance:
- Sudden severe headache
- Difficulty passing urine, which may be more likely if you have an enlarged prostate gland
- Allergic reactions, e.g. skin rash, itching, breathing problems, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or throat
- Skin rash or peeling, mouth ulcers
- Breathing problems, which may be more likely if you have had them before when taking painkillers
- Unexplained bruising or bleeding
- Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite, yellowing of the eyes and skin
Other side effects you may experience include:
- Nervousness, difficulty sleeping
- Feeling or being sick
- Dry mouth
- Agitation, restlessness
- Fast heartbeat, palpitations
- Hallucinations in rare cases
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
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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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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Active ingredient Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500 mg and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg. Other ingredients Cellulose microcrystalline (E 460), colloidal anhydrous silica ( E 551), stearic acid ( E 570), magnesium stearate ( E 572), starch pregelatinised, povidone, crospovidone, croscarmellose sodium ( E 468), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose ( E 464), macrogol, carnauba wax ( E 903), indigo carmine ( E 132).
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