What is Lemsip Cough Max For Mucus Cough & Cold Lemon?
Lemsip Cough Max is a solution that is designed to relieve the effects of a cold and flu. It can treat a number of different symptoms, including a cough, blocked nose, a headache, fever, and muscle aches and pains. The solution contains three active ingredients that help to provide relief. These are:
Paracetamol is a painkiller found in many different treatments that also can be used to relieve a fever. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that will loosen any mucus stuck in the chest, throat, or nose. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that will thin blood vessels in the nose that has become swollen as a result of a cold.
What causes a cold?
A cold is caused by a virus that is spread through germs that either get into the air through someone with cold sneezing or touching often touched surfaces with their hands, such as door handles. A cold virus can get into the body through the eyes, nose, or mouth.
Who are these Lemsip sachets suitable for?
These Lemsip sachets are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. These sachets should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the sachets. These sachets should also not be used by anyone who has or has had any of the following:
- A serious heart condition
- High blood pressure
- Overactive thyroid
- Have taken antidepressants called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 14 days
If you are using any other medication for another condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these sachets?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then do not use these Lemsip sachets.
How should Lemsip Cough Max For Mucus Cough & Cold Lemon be used?
One sachet should be used in a mug of hot water. Make sure the water is not boiling hot. Stir the water and solution until it is fully dissolved. Repeat every 4-6 hours as needed. Do not use more than 4 sachets in a 24-hour period. If symptoms persist after 3 days. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Because it is a medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Allergic reactions, such as skin rashes
- Bruising more easily
- Abdominal discomfort
- High blood pressure
- A headache
- Heart palpitations
If you notice a side effect, then stop using these sachets 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.
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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