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Lemsip Max All In One Cold & Flu - 16 Capsules

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What are Lemsip Max All in One Cold and Flu Capsules?

Lemsip Max All in One Cold and Flu capsules are a one stop treatment for cold and flu symptoms. Just 2 capsules in each dose is enough to tackle your headaches, chesty coughs, blocked noses, fever, and other aches and pains, all in one. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to ease your cold and flu symptoms, Lemsip Max All in One could be the perfect remedy for you.

 

What symptoms will I get if I have a cold?

If you have a cold, then there are a few symptoms that you’ll probably experience. You can experience just a few of these, or even the whole lot at once, but your cold will usually pass within 2 weeks or so. Some of the most common cold symptoms include:

  • A blocked or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Pressure in head or sinuses
  • Aching muscles
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Raised temperature

 

How will Lemsip Max All in One help to ease my cold and flu symptoms?

Lemsip Max All in One capsules contain three active ingredients which all work to ease cold and flu symptoms in a different way. These ingredients are:

  • Paracetamol
  • Phenylephrine
  • Guaifenesin

Paracetamol is a popular everyday painkiller that can ease pain from your headache, sore throat, or aching muscles, while also helping to bring down a fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which reduces swelling in your nasal passages to ease congestion and pressure in your sinuses. Finally, guaifenesin is an expectorant, which means it helps you to cough up phlegm when you have a chesty cough, helping to clear your airways so you can breathe more easily.

 

Can I take these capsules if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not take Lemsip Max All in One capsules. If you’re suffering with a cold or the flu at this time, ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a suitable remedy for you.

 

Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?

If you are taking a type of depression medication known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or have taken any within the past 15 days, then you should not take this product. Do not take this product at the same time as any other medications which contain paracetamol, or any other cold, flu, or decongestant medications, as this could cause an accidental overdose of one or more of the active ingredients. If you’re taking any other medication, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lemsip Max All in One. This especially applies to:

  • Beta-blockers, which are used for high blood pressure
  • Vasodilators, which are used to treat high blood pressure, leg pain caused by vascular problems, or Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline
  • Other decongestants
  • Barbiturates, which are used to treat sleep problems or epilepsy
  • Any drugs which can affect the way paracetamol works, e.g. blood cholesterol medications (such as cholestyramine), medications for nausea and vomiting (such as metoclopramide and domperidone)
  • Any drugs which may affect the way phenylephrine works, e.g. digoxin, cardiac glycosides
  • Blood thinning drugs, e.g. warfarin

 

Can I drink alcohol while I’m taking this product?

You should not drink large amounts of alcohol while taking Lemsip Max All in One capsules.

 

How to take Lemsip Max All in One capsules

Swallow your Lemsip Max All in One capsules with a sip of water. The number of tablets you’ll need to take will differ depending on your age:

  • Adults and children over 16: Take 2 capsules every 4 – 6 hours. Do not take more than 8 capsules in any 24-hour period
  • Children aged 12 – 15: Take 1 capsule every 4 – 6 hours. Do not take more than 4 capsules in any 24-hour period

 

When should this product not be used?

Lemsip Max All in One cold and flu capsules are not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to paracetamol, guaifenesin, phenylephrine hydrochloride, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you have a serious heart condition, an overactive thyroid, or high blood pressure. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you:

  • Suffer from liver or kidney problems
  • Suffer from heart disease
  • Suffer from Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Suffer from diabetes mellitus
  • Have liver disease which is not associated with changes to the structure of the liver
  • Are a woman with a history of pre-eclampsia
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have an enlarged prostate

 

Does this medication have any side effects?

Like all medications, Lemsip Max All in One can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:

  • Allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, tongue, etc., difficulty breathing
  • Changes in number of blood cells, e.g. thrombocytopenia (a reduction in blood platelets which may mean you’ll bleed or bruise more easily), leucopoenia, pancytopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis (a reduction in white blood cells which may make infections more likely)
  • High blood pressure with headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Difficulty passing urine, in men only

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 if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.

 

Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4U 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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If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

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Lemsip Max All In One Cold & Flu - 16 Capsules Reviews

By MissSparkles_Æ,
September 12, 2023
Great for the sniffles
By SUMAIYA PATHAN,
September 13, 2022
Great product

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