What is Lemsip Cough Max For Mucus Cough & Cold?
This Lemsip treatment is a solution that helps to treat the effects of a cold and a mucus. The capsules contained three active ingredients that help to provide relief for these symptoms. The active ingredients in these capsules are:
Paracetamol is a commonly used painkiller that is found in a range of treatments. It also helps to relieve a fever. Guaifenesin is what is called an expectorant. This loosens the mucus that is trapped in the chest, throat, and nose. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that helps to reduce congestion in the nose. This is done by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels that is caused by a cold.
What causes a cold?
A cold is caused by a virus that can spread when coming into contact with someone who is infected. A cold can spread because of the germs that are in the air because of sneezing. These germs can enter the body through the eyes, nose, or mouth. Another way they can spread is by being left on surfaces that are touched by numerous people.
Who are these capsules suitable for?
These Lemsip capsules are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients contained in the capsules should not use them. These capsules should also not be used if you have or have had in the past:
- Have a serious heart condition
- An overactive thyroid
- High blood pressure
- Have taken Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), a type of antidepressant
If you are taking medication for any other condition, then stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these Lemsip capsules?
It is not recommended that someone who is pregnant or recommended use these capsules.
How should Lemsip Cough Max For Mucus Cough & Cold be used?
Children aged 12-15 should take one capsule every 4 hours, and not exceed 4 tablets in a 24-hour period. For adults and children over 16, double the dosage to 2 capsules and not exceed eight capsules in a 24-hour period. If symptoms persist or worsen after 3 days, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Allergic reactions, including skin reactions, swelling, and difficulty breathing
- High blood pressure
- Stomach upset
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty passing urine (men only)
If you notice any side effect, 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 that you discover 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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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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