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What are Lemsip Max All in One sachets?

Lemsip Max All in One sachets are a cold and flu treatment that will ease your symptoms as you enjoy a comforting hot drink. These sachets are an all in one remedy for cold and flu symptoms, tackling lots of different symptoms at once and helping you to feel better, fast. Lemsip Max All in One sachets are available in delicious lemon or wild berry and hot orange flavours.


How do I know if I’ve got a cold?

Colds are common illnesses which usually aren’t serious and will pass within a week or two. If you think you may have a cold, there are some common side effects that you can look out for:

  • Sneezes
  • Coughs
  • Sore throat
  • Blocked nose
  • High temperature
  • Headaches
  • Pressure in the face and head
  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Fatigue or tiredness


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

Lemsip Max All in One sachets contain three active ingredients which all work to ease different cold and flu symptoms. Paracetamol is a popular, everyday painkiller which can help to ease headaches, the pain from a sore throat, or general muscular aches and pains. Paracetamol can also help to bring down a fever. Guaifenesin helps to loosen phlegm, making it easier to move, this eases your chesty cough and makes it easier to breathe. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which reduces the swelling in your nasal passages, easing your blocked nose, making it easier to breathe and reducing pressure on your head and face.


Can I take this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

You should not take Lemsip Max All in One if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have a cold or the flu at this time, speak to your doctor or pharmacist so they can recommend a suitable treatment for you. This product should not be used by women with a history of pre-eclampsia.


Can I drink Lemsip if I’m taking other medication?

If you’re taking any other medication, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lemsip Max All in One. Do not take this product if you are taking a kind of depression medication known as MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors), or have taken an MAOI within the last 14 days. Do not take this product if you are taking any other sympathomimetic decongestants. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking any of the following medications:

  • Beta-blockers, which are used for high blood pressure
  • Vasodilators, which are used to treat high blood pressure, leg pain due to vascular problems, and Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and protriptyline
  • Other decongestants
  • Barbiturates, which are used for sleep problems or epilepsy
  • Other medications which may affect the way paracetamol works, including medicine used to treat blood cholesterol (cholestyramine) and medicines used for nausea and vomiting (metoclopramide and domperidone)
  • Blood-thinning drugs, such as warfarin and other coumarins
  • Medications which may affect the way phenylephrine works, such as digoxin and cardiac glycosides


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

You should avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol while you’re taking Lemsip Max All in One.


How to take Lemsip Max All in One sachets

Mix one sachet of Lemsip Max All in One into a mug of hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until all of the powder has dissolved and drink once cooled. If you like, you can sweeten the drink with some sugar, honey, or your usual sweetener. Drink one dose every 4 – 6 hours, do not take more than 4 sachets in any 24 hours.


When should this product not be used?

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

  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • A problem with your liver or kidneys
  • A liver disease which is not associated with changes in the structure of the liver
  • Closed-angle glaucoma
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Phenylketonuria


Does this product have any side effects?

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

  • Allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing, itching, etc.
  • Changes in the number of blood cells, causing conditions such as thrombocytopenia (reduction in blood platelets which could mean that you bruise or bleed more easily), pancytopenia (reduction in white and red blood cells), agranulocytosis, leukopenia, neutropenia (reduction in white blood cells which makes infections more likely)
  • Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • High blood pressure with a headache
  • Palpitations
  • Difficulty passing urine in men
  • Acute pancreatitis

If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist straight away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store these sachets

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 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

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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