Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Blackcurrant – 10 Sachets

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What is Lemsip Max Cold and Flu Blackcurrant Sachets?

Lemsip Max Cold and Flu Blackcurrant Sachets provide warming comfort and relief from symptoms of cold and flu. The sachets are mixed with hot water to create a soothing hot drink that can help to treat congestion, headaches and sore throats. Lemsip contains paracetamol which is an effective painkiller and phenylephrine to relieve discomfort and congestion. The drink has a delicious blackcurrant flavour and is more pleasant to administer than traditional tablets. If you’re looking for effective relief from symptoms of cold and flu, try Lemsip Max Cold and Flu Sachets.

What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

Both the common cold and the flu are caused by contagious viruses that can be easily picked up when out and about. Symptoms of the cold and the flu can be similar, but the flu tends to be more severe and can make you feel more unwell in comparison with a cold. The main differences between a cold and the flu include:

  • Flu symptoms appear quickly where as cold symptoms are more gradual
  • The common cold tends to affect your nose and throat where as the flu can also cause headaches, fever and body aches
  • The flu can make you feel completely exhausted whereas a cold is ususally not severe enough to prevent you carrying on as normal

How can Lemsip Max help to relieve symptoms of cold and flu?

Lemsip Max Sachets contain two active ingredients:

  • Paracetamol - painkiller
  • Phenylephrine - decongestant

The active ingredients work together to help relieve discomfort such as headaches, body aches, fever and sore throats whilst helping to reduce congestion which can ease symptoms such as a blocked nose. The powder sachets turn into a warm, soothing drink when mixed with hot water to provide comfort, as well as relief. 

How to take this product

This product should be administered as a hot drink. Dissolve one sachet into a mug of hot but not boiling water. Stir until fully dissolved. You may sweeten to taste with sugar, honey or your usual sweetener. Ensure you are drinking plenty of fluids when suffering with a cold or the flu. 


Adults, the elderly and children aged 16 and over: one sachet every 4 - 6 hours as required. Do NOT take more than 4 sachets in 24 hours. 

Do NOT give this product to children under the age of 16. If your symptoms do not improve after  days or worsen, seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist. Seek immediate advice from your doctor if you take more of this product than you should speak to your doctor immediately, even if you feel well, as too much paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage. 

When NOT to take Lemsip Sachets

Do NOT take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you:

  • Are under the age of 16
  • Have a serious heart condition
  • Are taking or have taken within the last 14 days a medicine called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), usually used to treat depression.
  • Are taking other sympathomimetic decongestants
  • Have an enlarged prostates

Speak to your doctor BEFORE taking this medicine if:

  • You have Raynaud’s syndrome or diabetes mellitus
  • You have a problem with your liver or kidneys
  • You have non-cirrhotic liver disease
  • You have closed angle glaucoma
  • You have phenylketonuria 
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding

Can Lemsip be taken with other medicines?

Do NOT take with other paracetamol-containing products. Speak to your doctor if you are:

  • Taking beta-blockers
  • Taking tricyclic anti-depressants
  • Taking any other medicines as they may affect the way paracetamol works

Can this product cause side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. If you experience any form of allergic reaction, vomiting, nausea, abdominal discomfort, difficulty passing urine or any other unpleasant side effects, discontinue use and seek advice from your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist. 

Important Information

his 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 Max Cold & Flu Blackcurrant – 10 Sachets Reviews

August 15, 2023
I have always liked the Lemsip max Blackcurrant sachet drinks as they dont have a bitter taste. They are very good for coughs too and help with a sore throat. I have not been able to get Lemsip Max Blackcurrent for a while as it has not been in any shops so I may have to stock up. now I have found it again.
By jan hudec,
July 15, 2020
Not bad I had to add so much sugar to make it tasty

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