What are Sudafed Mucus Relief Day & Night Capsules?
These Sudafed capsules are a form of treatment that is intended to treat the symptoms of a cold and the flu, including a blocked, stuffy nose, a headache, a fever, and any other symptoms associated with the illnesses. This treatment contains two different types of a capsule that are intended to be taken during the day and at night. Both types of capsule contain two active ingredients. These are:
Paracetamol is a painkiller that is found in a variety of different types of medication that also helps to treat a fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that works to ease congestion in the nose that has been caused by inflammation and swelling in the nasal airways. The day capsules also contain a third active ingredient, caffeine. Caffeine helps to treat drowsiness and fatigue and when combined with paracetamol, can improve the painkilling effect.
What causes a cold or the flu?
A cold or the flu are both viruses that are caused by the spread of germs, either in the air or on hard surfaces that are touched regularly. Germs get into the air through someone who is infected coughing or sneezing which can also get germs onto the hands. The symptoms of a cold are slower to become visible and are less severe than the flu.
Who are these Sudafed capsules suitable for?
These capsules are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 16 and over only. Anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients that are in the capsules should not use them. You should also not use these capsules if you have or have had any of the following:
- Have severe heart disease or any other cardiovascular disorder
- Have high blood pressure
- Have an overactive thyroid
- A history of stomach ulcers
- Been taking antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
If you are taking any medication for any other condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these capsules.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these capsules?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional for advice before using these capsules.
How should Sudafed Mucus Relief Day & Night Capsules be used?
With the red and yellow day capsules, take 2 capsules every 4-6 hours, up to 3 times a day. With the blue nighttime capsules, take 2 before bedtime. Do not exceed this dosage in a 24-hour period. Do not take for more than 3 days and if symptoms have not improved, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. These side effects include:
- Allergic reactions such as a skin rash
- Raised blood pressure
- A headache
- A change in heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
If you notice any side effect, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice 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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If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Caffeine, Paracetamol, Phenylephrine
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