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Boots Maximum Strength Cold & Flu Relief Direct Dose Lemon

(Paracetamol, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.

This medicine is available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.

Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice What this medicine is for

This medicine contains Paracetamol which relieves pain and reduces fever, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride which can help relieve a blocked up nose.

It can be used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu including aches and pains, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion and fever.

Before you take this medicine

This medicine can be taken by adults and children aged 12 years and over. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.

Do not take: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients If you have heart problems If you have high blood pressure If you have an overactive thyroid If you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for depression) or have taken them in the last 14 days If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to Talk to your pharmacist or doctor: If you have Raynaud’s phenomenon (a problem with your circulation which causes cold hands and feet) If you have diabetes If you have severe kidney or liver problems (including alcoholic liver disease) Other important information

Do not drink alcohol (e.g. wine, beer, spirits) whilst taking this medicine.

Information about some of the ingredients in this medicine: Aspartame contains a source of phenylalanine. May be harmful to people with phenylketonuria.

If you take other medicines

This medicine contains paracetamol. Do not take with any other paracetamol-containing products.

Before you take this medicine, make sure that you tell your pharmacist about ANY other medicines you might be using at the same time, particularly the following:

Barbiturates, tricyclic antidepressants Medicines called beta-blockers (e.g. atenolol) for high blood pressure (your blood pressure may increase whilst you are taking this medicine) Sympathomimetic drugs such as other decongestants Vasodilators such as nifedipine (for heart problems) Domperidone or metoclopramide, for nausea and vomiting (may increase the effect of the painkiller in this medicine) Colestyramine, for lowering blood lipid levels (may reduce the effect of the painkiller in this medicine) Warfarin or other coumarins (for thinning the blood) – if you take warfarin you can take occasional doses of this medicine, but talk to your doctor first before you take it on a regular basis.

If you are unsure about interactions with any other medicines, talk to your pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by your doctor and medicine you have bought for yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.

How to take this medicine

Check the sachet is not broken before use. If it is, do not take the medicine.

Grip the sachet firmly below the dotted line and tear along the dotted line to open. Empty the contents of the sachet into the mouth and swallow. Water is not required to take this medicine.

Adults and children of 12 years and over
Take one sachet
Every 4 hours, up to 4 times in 24 hours, if you need to.
Don't take more than 4 sachets in any 24 hours.

Do not give to children under 12 years.

Do not take more than the amount recommended above.

If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

If you take too much: Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if you feel well, because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage. Go to your nearest hospital casualty department. Take your medicine and this leaflet with you.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these side effects, stop taking the sachets and see a doctor at once: Difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reaction) These other effects are less serious. If they bother you talk to a pharmacist: Skin rash, red or itchy skin High blood pressure, headache, fast heart rate, being sick Unusual bruising, or infections such as sore throats – this may be a sign of very rare changes in the blood

If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

How to store this medicine

Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.

What is in this medicine

Each sachet of oral powder contains Paracetamol 1000 mg, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 12.2 mg, which are the active ingredients.

As well as the active ingredients, the sachets also contain xylitol, ascorbic acid, ethylcellulose, tartaric acid, sodium carbonate, glyceryl tristearate, aspartame, sweet flavour, lemon flavour.

The pack contains 10 sachets, each containing lemon flavoured powder.

Who makes this medicine

Manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC Nottingham NG2 3AA


Hamol Limited Nottingham NG90 2DB

Leaflet prepared September 2008

If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact

The Boots Company PLC Nottingham NG2 3AA

Other formats: To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio please call, free of charge:

0800 198 5000 (UK only)

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Product Name: Boots Maximum Strength Cold & Flu Relief Direct Dose Lemon

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