BEECHAMS BREATHE CLEAR HOT HONEY & LEMON MENTHOL FLAVOUR POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance: PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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2. Check before you take this medicine
Do not take this medicine:
• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol,
phenylephrine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid or to any of the other
ingredients (listed in Section 6)
• if you have kidney or liver problems, overactive thyroid, diabetes,
high blood pressure or heart or circulation disease
• if you have phaeochromocytoma or glaucoma
• if you are taking tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. imipramine or
amitriptyline) or if you are taking or have taken within the last two
weeks monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) (e.g. moclobemide)
prescribed for depression
• if you are taking beta blockers.
Do not take with any other paracetamol-containing products.
Do not take with any other flu, cold or decongestant product.

HOT HONEY & LEMON MENTHOL
Powder For Oral Solution

Paracetamol, Phenylephrine
Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this
medicine. This medicine is available without prescription, but you still
need to use this medicine carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet you may need to read it again.
• If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not
understand, ask your pharmacist.

Take special care with this medicine

In this leaflet:
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6.

• This product may cause dizziness. If affected, do not drive or operate
machinery.

What this medicine does
Check before you take this medicine
How to take this medicine
Possible side effects
How to store this medicine
Further information

1. What this medicine does

Ask your doctor before you take
this medicine:

This medicine is used for the short term relief of the symptoms of flu,
colds and chills. These symptoms include headache, shivers, aches and
pains, blocked nose and painful sinuses, catarrh and sore throat.
The medicine contains two active ingredients. Paracetamol is a
painkiller and reduces your temperature when you have a fever.
Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which unblocks your nose
and sinuses helping you breathe more easily. This product contains 40 mg
of Vitamin C.

• if you have a blood vessel disease such as Raynaud’s Phenomenon
• if you have an enlarged prostate
• if you have diabetes mellitus. Each dose contains 3.8 g of sucrose.
• This product contains aspartame (E 951), a source of phenylalanine.
May be harmful to those with phenylketonuria.
• if you are on a controlled-sodium diet. Each dose contains 0.12 g of
sodium.

If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you
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are taking any prescribed medicines; particularly metoclopramide or
domperidone (for nausea [feeling sick] or vomiting [being sick]) or
ergotamine or methylsergide (for migrane) or colestyramine (to lower
blood cholesterol) or drugs to lower blood pressure; appetite
supressants or stimulants; drugs to treat depression such as tricyclic
antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline) or heart disease (e.g. digoxin) or if
you take blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin).

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless
advised by a doctor.

3. How to take this medicine
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Empty the contents of one sachet into a mug.
Half fill with very hot water. Stir well.
Add cold water as necessary and sugar if desired.
Take one sachet every 4 hours as needed.
• Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
• Do not take more than 6 sachets in 24 hours.
• Do not take more than the recommended dose.
• Do not take for more than 7 days without asking your doctor.
• Do not give to children under 12 years.

If you take too many sachets

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.
If your symptoms persist, see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, but not everybody
gets them. A small number of people have had side effects.
Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor immediately if you experience:
• Allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash and itching
sometimes with swelling of the mouth or face or shortness of breath.
• Skin rash or peeling, or mouth ulcers.
• Breathing problems. These are more likely if you have experienced them

before when taking other painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
• Unexplained bruising or bleeding.
• Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and yellowing of the
eyes and skin.
• Visual disturbances. This is rare but is more likely in those with glaucoma.
• Unusually fast pulse rate or a sensation of an unusually fast or
irregular heartbeat.
• Difficulty passing water. This is more likely to occur in men with an
enlarged prostate gland.
The following side effects may occur. Tell your doctor if you get them:
• Raised blood pressure, headache, dizziness, difficulty sleeping,
nervousness, anxiety, diarrhoea or sickness.
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet,
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store this medicine

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Store below 25°C.

6. Further information

Active ingredients Each dose contains Paracetamol 600 mg and
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 10 mg.
Other ingredients Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), sucrose, sodium citrate, citric
acid, maize starch, menthol, honey flavour, honey flav-o-lok, lemon
flavour, caramel (E150), aspartame (E 951), saccharin sodium.
Packs of this medicine contain 5 or 10 sachets.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer
Healthcare, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent
to this address.
The manufacturer is SmithKline Beecham SA, Ctra de Ajalvir, Km 2500,
28806 Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
This leaflet was last revised September 2013.
BEECHAMS is a registered trade mark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of
companies.
DEVCOMP-0003129

DEVCOMP-0003129

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CH-United Kingdom-GBR; CH-UK Regulatory-GBR

Beechams Honey Menthol

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Information not available

Information not available

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TYPE SIZE: 6/6.5
HORIZONTAL SCALE: 85%
Alcala ‐ Additional Information Panel
Component Name

Mock-up PROSP BEECHAM HONEY
MENTOL UK

Dimensions 

N/A

Glossiness / Matte printed side

4

N/A

Reel Unwind Reference No

N/A

N/A

Varnish Type 

N/A

150 X 100 mm

Folded dimensions

1

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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