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Lemsip Max Flu Lemon - 10 Sachets

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What is Lemsip Max Flu Lemon?

Lemsip Max Flu Lemon sachets are used to make a delicious hot drink that can ease your flu symptoms. Perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather and need a way to relieve aches, pains, high temperatures, and nasal congestion.

Do I have a cold or the flu?

Colds and the flu have very similar symptoms, so it can be easy to confuse the two, but there are some ways to tell the infections apart. Firstly, the flu appears much more quickly than a cold, showing up in just a couple of hours whereas a cold will appear over a couple of days. When you have the flu you’ll usually feel exhausted and will not be able to carry on as usual, but if you have a cold you’ll feel unwell but will still be able to carry on with your everyday life. Finally, a cold will usually affect your nose and throat, where the flu will affect much more than this.

How will Lemsip Max Flu sachets help to ease my flu symptoms?

Lemsip Max Flu sachets contain two active ingredients which work together to ease symptoms of the flu. The first is 1000mg of paracetamol, an everyday painkiller that can also help to bring down a high temperature as it relieves your aches and pains. The second is 60mg of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, a nasal decongestant which helps to ease swelling in your nasal passages to unblock your nose so you can breathe more easily.

Can I also use this product if I have a cold?

Although Lemsip Max Flu sachets are designed to ease symptoms of the flu, you can also use this product if you have a cold. This is because the two conditions share a lot of the same symptoms, including muscular aches, headaches, a blocked nose, a sore throat, and a fever.

Can I take this product if I’m pregnant?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Lemsip Max Flu is not suitable for use in women who have a history of pre-eclampsia.

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

If you’re taking any other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Lemsip Max Flu Lemon. Do not take this product if you are already taking:

  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), which are used for depression. Do not take this product if you’ve taken any MAOIs within the past 2 weeks

  • Any other products which contain paracetamol, including pain relief or other cold and flu medicines

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you’re already taking:

  • Beta-blockers, which are used for high blood pressure

  • Vasodilators, which are used for high blood pressure, leg pain due to vascular problems, and Raynaud’s syndrome

  • Tricyclic antidepressants, which are used to treat depression

  • Other decongestants

  • Barbiturates, which are used for sleep problems or epilepsy

  • Appetite suppressants

  • Bethanidine or methyldopa, which are both used for high blood pressure

  • Any medications which can affect the way paracetamol works, including medicines used to treat blood cholesterol, nausea, vomiting, and blood-thinning medications

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

You should not drink large quantities of alcohol while you’re taking Lemsip Max Flu Lemon. Alcohol can make you more likely to experience the side effects of this medication and should be avoided until you’ve stopped using the treatment.

Can I buy Lemsip Max Flu over the counter?

You do not need a prescription for Lemsip Max Flu, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.

How to make up these drink sachets

Dissolve one drink sachet into a mug of hot water and stir to mix the contents together. If you like, you can sweeten the mixture with sugar, honey, or another sweetener. Drink while the solution is still warm. The number of sachets you should take every day is as follows:

  • Adults aged 16 and over: Take one sachet every 4 - 6 hours as needed, leaving at least 4 hours between each dose. Do not take more than 4 sachets in 24 hours

When should this product not be used?

Lemsip Flu Max sachets are not suitable for use in children under the age of 16. Do not take this product if you are allergic to paracetamol, pseudoephedrine, or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you have a serious heart condition. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have:

  • Hypertension

  • An overactive thyroid

  • An enlarged prostate

  • Diabetes

  • Hyperexcitability or restlessness

  • Problems with your liver or kidneys, including tumours

  • Glaucoma

  • Phenylketonuria, as this product contains aspartame

  • An intolerance to some sugars, as this product contains lactose and sucrose

Does Lemsip Flu Max have any side effects?

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

  • Allergic reactions, e.g. skin rashes

  • Blood disorders, showing symptoms such as bleeding or bruising more easily, reduction in red and white blood cells, getting more infections than usual, loss of appetite, dry mouth, difficulty passing urine in men, tension, restlessness, sleep disturbances, hallucinations

  • Acute pancreatitis if you take more of this product than you should

  • Inflammation of the colon due to an insufficient blood supply

If you experience these or any other side effects while taking 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 take this product 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.

Lemsip Max Flu Lemon - 10 Sachets Reviews

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