What are Sudafed Congestion & Headache Day & Night Capsules?
Sudafed Congestion & Headache Day & Night Capsules are an all-day treatment that works to relieve the effects of nasal congestion and a headache. This treatment contains two types of the capsule that help to relieve drowsiness during the day but also help to get a good night’s sleep with the night capsules. The night capsules contain two active ingredients that provide relief, which are:
Paracetamol is a painkiller that helps to reduce aches and pains, and can also reduce a fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that helps to unblock the nose and help you to breathe easier. The day capsules contain both of those ingredients but also another active ingredient, caffeine. Caffeine is a mild stimulant that helps to reduce drowsiness. Caffeine and paracetamol combined can increase the effectiveness of the painkiller.
What causes a headache and nasal congestion?
These two symptoms are usually a sign of an illness, such as a cold or the flu. The symptoms form after germs gets into the body, either in the eyes, nose, or mouth. The symptoms are usually only short-term and last for a week or so.
Who are these Sudafed capsules suitable for?
These capsules are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 16 and over. Do not use if you have or have had any of the following:
- Severe heart disease
- High blood pressure
- An overactive thyroid
- A history of stomach ulcers
- Antidepressants that are known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
If you are using any medication for another condition, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these capsules?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional before using these capsules.
How should Sudafed Congestion & Headache Day & Night Capsules be used?
Take 2 of the day time capsules, the red and yellow capsules, every 4-6 hours. Take these capsules up to 3 times a day. With the night time capsules, use 2 capsules before going to bed. Do not exceed 4 tablets in a 24-hour period. Do not use this treatment for more than 3 days, unless told to do so by a doctor. If symptoms don’t improve, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- A headache
- A change in heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
If you notice a side effect, 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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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