What are Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Lemon Sachets?
Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Lemon Sachets are a treatment that works to provide relief for symptoms caused by a cold or the flu. The active ingredients in these sachets are:
Paracetamol is the painkiller that is used in a wide range of treatments for aches and pains. Paracetamol also can work to reduce fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that will ease swelling in the nose and sinuses that have become swollen as a result of a cold or the flu.
What causes a cold or the flu?
Both the cold and flu are viruses that affect the body with several symptoms, which include:
- Muscle aches
- A sore throat
- Blocked or stuffy nose
A cold or flu is caused by the spread of the virus, which can enter the body in the air through the eyes, nose, and mouth. This is often the result of germs getting into the air after someone has sneezed. Germs can also spread because of touching often touched surfaces, such as door handles. This is why washing your hands thoroughly is important.
Who are these Lemsip sachets suitable for?
These Lemsip sachets are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. The sachets should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients contained in the sachets. The sachets should also not be used if you have or have had any of the following:
- A serious heart condition
- High blood pressure
- Are taking any other decongestants
- Have taken antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 14 days
- An enlarged prostate
If you are taking any medication for another condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these sachets.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these sachets?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional for advice before using these sachets.
How should these Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Lemon Sachets be used?
Add one sachet to a hot, but not boiling, a mug of water. Stir until all of the contents are dissolved in the water. Use one sachet every 4-6 hours as required. Do not exceed four sachets in 24 hours. If your symptoms persist after three days of use, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medicine, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Allergic reactions such as skin reactions
- Blood disorders that show as bruising or bleeding easier
- Stomach problems
- Difficulty passing urine
If you notice any side effects, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect 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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