What are Lemsip Cough Max for Mucus Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets?
Lemsip Cough Max for Mucus Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets provide warming relief from symptoms of colds including uncomfortable mucus coughs. The effective sachets create a soothing drink when mixed with hot water and can help to relieve symptoms such as blocked nose, headache and coughs. Lemsip sachets are individually packaged, so are perfect for taking on the go to help provide relief from cold symptoms, wherever you are. If you’re looking for a soothing remedy for symptoms of the common cold try Lemsip Cough Max for Mucus & Cold Lemon Sachets.
What causes a cold?
The common cold is caused by a virus, which can affect the nose, throat and chest. It can cause a variety of symptoms including:
- Sore throat
The common cold is very contagious and can be easily spread, especially in enclosed spaces such as the office or at home. A cold is not usually something to worry about, although it can cause some discomfort. However if your symptoms do not improve after a couple of weeks or your symptoms become worse, it can be advised to speak to your doctor.
How can Lemsip Sachets help to soothe coughs and colds?
Lemsip Sachets contain three active ingredients:
- Paracetamol - a painkiller
- Phenylephrine Hydrochloride - a nasal decongestant
- Guaifenesin - an exporant
These three ingredients work together to help provide relief from symptoms of the common cold. Paracetamol helps to treat aches and pains, including a headache and can also help to lower high temperatures. Phenylephrine hydrochloride can help to reduce swelling in the nasal passages to relieve congestion and can reduce the pressure that may cause a headache. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that can help you to cough up phlegm when experiencing a chesty cough.
How to use this product
This product is for oral use only and should only be used as described in the patient information leaflet. Dissolve one sachet into a mug of hot, but not boiling water. Stir until fully dissolved. You may sweeten the taste with sugar or honey if preferred.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over: Dose may be repeated in 4 - 6 hours.
Do NOT take more than 4 sachets in a total of 24 hours. Do NOT give this product to children under 12 years. If your symptoms persist or do or worsen after 3 days, consult your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist.
When NOT to use Lemsip Max
DO NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you:
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding
- Have a serious heart condition
- Have high blood pressure
- Are taking or have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors within the last 14 days
Speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist BEFORE taking this medicine if you:
- Have Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Have a closed-angle glaucoma or prostatic enlargement
- Are taking beta-blockers for high blood pressure or vasodilators
- Are taking tricyclic antidepressants other decongestants or barbiturates
- Have a problem with your liver or kidneys
- Have non-cirrhotic liver disease
Can this product cause any side effects?
Like all medicines, Lemsip can cause side effects. If you experience any of the following side-effects, discontinue use immediately and seek advice from your doctor:
- Allergic reactions
- Changes in the number of blood cells, such as thrombocytopenia
- Abdominal discomfort
- High blood pressure with headache
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Acute pancreatitis
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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Lemsip contains the active ingredients paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride, and guiifenesin. The other ingredients are ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), citric acid, sucrose, aspartame, sodium citrate, saccharin sodium, curcumin WD and lemon flavour.
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