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Lemsip max cold & flu capsules

Lemsip max cold & flu capsules

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Lemsip max cold & flu capsules contain three active ingredients, paracetamol (500mg), phenylephrine (6.1mg) and caffeine (25mg).

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What are Lemsip max cold & flu capsules used for?

  • Relieving the symptoms of colds and flu, such as headache, sore throat, aches and pains, fever, fatigue and blocked nose or sinuses.

How do Lemsip max cold & flu capsules work?

Lemsip max cold & flu capsules contain three active ingredients, paracetamol (500mg), phenylephrine (6.1mg) and caffeine (25mg).

Paracetamol is a simple painkilling medicine used to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever. Despite its widespread use for over 100 years, we still don't fully understand how paracetamol works to relieve pain and reduce fever. However, it is now thought that it works by reducing the production of prostaglandins in the brain and spinal cord.

The body produces prostaglandins in response to injury and certain diseases. One of the effects of prostaglandins is to sensitise nerve endings, causing pain (presumably to prevent us from causing further harm to the area). As paracetamol reduces the production of these nerve sensitising prostaglandins it is thought it may increase our pain threshold, so that although the cause of the pain remains, we can feel it less.

It is thought paracetamol reduces fever by affecting an area of the brain that regulates our body temperature (the hypothalamic heat-regulating center). The paracetamol in Lemsip max cold & flu capsules helps relieve aches, pains, sore throats and fever associated with colds and flu.

Phenylephrine is a type of medicine called a decongestant. It works by acting on alpha receptors that are found in the walls of blood vessels in the linings of the nasal passages and sinuses. It causes these blood vessels to contract and narrow, thereby decreasing blood flow into the linings of the nose and sinuses. This reduces the feeling of congestion and also reduces the production of mucus, helping to relieve a blocked nose.

Caffeine is a mild stimulant that helps reduce fatigue. Caffeine is also thought to enhance the painkilling effect of paracetamol.

The combination of active ingredients in Lemsip max cold & flu capsules helps to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.

How do I take Lemsip max cold & flu capsules?

  • The capsules should be swallowed whole with a drink. They can be taken either with or without food.
  • Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over should take two capsules every four to six hours as necessary, up to a maximum of four doses in 24 hours.
  • Do not take more than eight capsules in 24 hours.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose (see warnings below).
  • If symptoms persist despite treatment, seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Lemsip max cold & flu capsules should not be used in

  • Children under 12 years of age.
  • Heart disease.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
  • Tumour of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma).
  • People who cannot completely empty their bladder (urinary retention).
  • Glaucoma.
  • People who have taken a monoamine-oxidase inhibitor antidepressant (MAOI) in the last 14 days.

Possible side effects of Lemsip max cold & flu capsules

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
  • Restlessness.
  • Nervousness or anxiety.
  • Feeling sick.
  • Vomiting.
  • Tingling sensations.
  • Coolness of skin.
  • Increase in blood pressure.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Awareness of your heartbeat (palpitations).
  • Difficulty passing urine.
  • Skin rashes.
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Lemsip max cold & flu capsules.

SKU:lem534

  • Price:£5.31

Lemsip max cold & flu capsules contain three active ingredients, paracetamol (500mg), phenylephrine (6.1mg) and caffeine (25mg).

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