What are Sinutab Non-Drowsy Congestion Relief Tablets?
Sinutab Tablets are a form of treatment that works to relieve the effects of a cold, the flu, or allergies. In particular, these tablets treat aches, pains, and nasal congestion. The active ingredients in the tablets are:
Paracetamol is a common painkiller that helps to relieve fever as well as pain. Pseudoephedrine is an antihistamine that works to reduce symptoms of infections and allergies.
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
A cold and the flu have a lot of similarities but also several differences. A cold’s symptoms take longer to appear than those of the flu. The symptoms are also milder and can be treated quicker as a result. Though the symptoms themselves are similar. There are also many different types of cold, whereas there are only three types of flu.
Who are these Sinutab tablets suitable for?
These tablets are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the tablets should not use them. They should also not be used by anyone who any of the following applies to:
- Have very high blood pressure
- Has severe heart disease
- Taking any other medication that contains paracetamol
- Taking an antidepressant known as a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI)
If you are using any other medication, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these tablets.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these tablets?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional before using Sinutab tablets.
How should Sinutab Non-Drowsy Congestion Relief Tablets be used?
They should be taken with a glass of water only. Children aged 12-15 should take one tablet every 4-6 hours, up to four times a day. Children aged 16 and over and adults can double that dosage if needed. If symptoms are still present after using, 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:
- Itchy skin rashes
- Blood disorders
If you notice a side effect, 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.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Sinutab, 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 Sinutab is the best choice for you.
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.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Paracetamol, Pseudoephedrine
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