BEECHAMS FLU-PLUS CAPLETS

Active substance: PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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CAPLETS

Paracetamol, Phenylephrine, Caffeine
Please read right through this leaflet
before you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without
prescription, but you still need to use
Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets carefully to
get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet you may need to read
it again.
there is anything you do not
understand, ask your pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets do
2. Check before you take Beechams
Flu-Plus Caplets
3. How to take Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
6. Further information

1. What Beechams Flu-Plus
Caplets do

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Beechams Flu Plus Caplets provide
effective relief from the major cold and
flu symptoms. These symptoms include
headache, shivers, aches and pains,
blocked nose and painful sinuses, catarrh,
sore throat, fatigue and tiredness.
This medicine contains three active
ingredients. Paracetamol is a painkiller
and reduces your temperature
when you have a fever.
Phenylephrine hydrochloride unblocks
your nose and sinuses helping you to
breathe more easily. Caffeine is
present as a mild stimulant to relieve
fatigue and tiredness.

2. Check before you take
Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
Do not take Beechams Flu-Plus
Caplets:

Take special care with
Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets

machinery.
Ask your doctor before you
take this medicine:
blood vessel disease such
as Raynaud’s Phenomenon
an enlarged prostate
heart or circulation disease.
lf you are taking other
medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets if you
are taking any prescribed medicines;
particularly metoclopramide or
domperidone (for nausea [feeling sick] or
vomiting [being sick]); ergotamine and
methlysergide (for migraine) or colestyramine
(to lower blood cholesterol)
or drugs to lower blood pressure; appetite
suppressants 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

reaction to paracetamol, phenylephrine
hydrochloride, caffeine or any of the
other ingredients (listed in Section 6).

Due to the caffeine content of this
product it should not be used if you
are pregnant or breast feeding.

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FLU PLUS

Colour sunset yellow (E 110) can cause
allergic type reactions including asthma.
kidney or liver
problems, overactive thyroid, diabetes,
high blood pressure or heart disease.
phaeochromocytoma or
glaucoma
tricyclic
antidepressants (e.g. imipramine
or amitriptyline) or if you are taking or
have taken within the last 2
weeks monoamine oxidase
inhibitors
prescribed for depression.
beta-blockers (e.g.
atenolol).
Do not take anything else containing
paracetamol while taking this medicine.
Do not take with any other flu, cold or
decongestant product.

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Beecham SA, Alcala

Adults and children aged 12
years and over:
Swallow 2 caplets every 4
hours as needed.
Do not take more than 8
caplets in 24 hours.

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.
These reactions are rare.
The following side effects may occur.
Tell your doctor if you get them.

than every 4 hours.

days without asking your
doctor.
12 years.
drinks like coffee and tea.
High caffeine intake can
cause difficulty sleeping,
shaking and an
uncomfortable feeling in the
chest.

If you take too much
Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much
of this medicine, even if you feel well. This
is because too much paracetamol can cause
delayed, serious liver damage.
see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

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Like all medicines, Beechams Flu-Plus
Caplets 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.
bruising or bleeding.
fevers or infections.
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.

nervousness, anxiety, diarrhoea or
sickness.
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting
side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Beechams
Flu-Plus Caplets
Keep out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’
date shown on the pack.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.

6. Further information
Active ingredients Each caplet
contains Paracetamol 500 mg,
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5 mg and
Caffeine 25 mg.
Other ingredients
starch, povidone, potassium sorbate
(E 202), sodium laurilsulfate, sunset
yellow (E 110), stearic acid, talc,
microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose,
polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide
Packs of Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
contain 8,10,16 and 24 caplets.
The marketing authorisation holder is
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare,
The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline
Dungarvan Ltd., Knockbrack, Co.
Beecham SA, Ctra de Ajalvir, Km 2500,
28806 Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
This leaflet was last revised in
March 2014.
Beechams is a registered trade mark
of the GSK group of companies.

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recommended dose.

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3. How to take Beechams
Flu-Plus Caplets

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Colour sunset yellow (E 110) can
cause allergic type reactions
including asthma.
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problems, overactive thyroid,
diabetes, high blood pressure or
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heart disease.
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glaucoma
Please read right through this leaflet • f you are taking tricyclic
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before you start using this medicine.
antidepressants (e.g. imipramine
This medicine is available without
or amitriptyline) or if you are taking
prescription, but you still need to use
or have taken within the last 2
Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets carefully to
weeks monoamine oxidase
get the best results from it.
inhibitors (MAOIs) (e.g. moclobemide)
• Keep this leaflet you may need to
prescribed for depression.
read it again.
• f you are taking beta-blockers (e.g.
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atenolol).
there is anything you do not
Do not take anything else containing
understand, ask your pharmacist.
paracetamol while taking this medicine.
In this leaflet:
Do not take with any other flu, cold
1. What Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets do or decongestant product.
2. Check before you take Beechams
Take special care with
Flu-Plus Caplets
Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
3. How to take Beechams Flu-Plus
Caplets
• his product may cause dizziness.
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4. Possible side effects
If affected do not drive or operate
5. How to store Beechams Flu-Plus
machinery.
Caplets
Ask your doctor before you
6. Further information
take this medicine:
1. What Beechams Flu-Plus
• f you have a blood vessel disease
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Caplets do
such as Raynaud’s Phenomenon
Beechams Flu Plus Caplets provide
• f you have an enlarged prostate
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effective relief from the major cold
• if you have heart or circulation
and flu symptoms. These symptoms
disease.
include headache, shivers, aches and
pains, blocked nose and painful
lf you are taking other
sinuses, catarrh, sore throat, fatigue
medicines
and tiredness.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
This medicine contains three active
ingredients. Paracetamol is a painkiller taking Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets if you
are taking any prescribed medicines;
and reduces your temperature
particularly metoclopramide or
when you have a fever.
Phenylephrine hydrochloride unblocks domperidone (for nausea [feeling sick] or
vomiting [being sick]); ergotamine and
your nose and sinuses helping you to
methlysergide (for migraine) or
breathe more easily. Caffeine is
colestyramine (to lower blood cholesterol)
present as a mild stimulant to relieve
or drugs to lower blood pressure; appetite
fatigue and tiredness.
suppressants or stimulants; drugs to treat
depression such as tricyclic antidepressants
2. Check before you take
(e.g. amitriptyline) or heart disease (e.g.
Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
digoxin) or if you take blood thinning
Do not take Beechams Flu-Plus drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin).
Caplets:
Pregnancy and breast feeding
• if you have ever had an allergic
reaction to paracetamol,
Due to the caffeine content of this
phenylephrine hydrochloride,
product it should not be used if you
caffeine or any of the other
are pregnant or breast feeding.
ingredients (listed in Section 6).
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Dimensions

140 X 210 mm

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sensation of an unusually fast or
irregular heartbeat.
Adults and children aged 12
• Difficulty passing water. This is
years and over:
more likely to occur in men with an
Swallow 2 caplets every 4
enlarged prostate gland.
hours as needed.
These reactions are rare.
Do not take more than 8
The following side effects may occur.
caplets in 24 hours.
Tell your doctor if you get them.
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dizziness, difficulty sleeping,
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nervousness, anxiety, diarrhoea or
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If you get any side effects, talk to
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doctor.
includes any possible side effects not
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12 years.
side effects directly via the Yellow Card
• void too much caffeine in
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Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
drinks like coffee and tea.
By reporting side effects you can help
High caffeine intake can
provide more information on the safety
cause difficulty sleeping,
of this medicine
shaking and an
uncomfortable feeling in the 5. How to store Beechams
chest.
Flu-Plus Caplets
If you take too much
Keep out of the sight and reach of
children.
Talk to a doctor at once if you take too
Do not use this medicine after the
much of this medicine, even if you feel
well. This is because too much paracetamol ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
can cause delayed, serious liver damage.
If your symptoms persist, see your
6. Further information
doctor.
Active ingredients Each caplet
contains Paracetamol 500 mg,
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Beechams Flu-Plus Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5 mg
Caplets can have side effects, but not and Caffeine 25 mg.
everybody gets them. A small number Other ingredients Starch pregel,
maize starch, povidone, potassium
of people have had side effects.
sorbate (E 202), sodium laurilsulfate,
Stop taking this medicine and tell
sunset yellow (E 110), stearic acid,
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talc, microcrystalline cellulose,
experience:
hypromellose, polyethylene glycol,
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sometimes with swelling of the
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Packs of Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
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contain 8,10,16 and 24 caplets.
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The marketing authorisation holder
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is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer
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Healthcare, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K.
more likely if you have experienced and all enquiries should be sent to
them before when taking other
this address.
painkillers such as ibuprofen or
The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline
aspirin.
Dungarvan Ltd., Knockbrack, Co.
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Waterford, Ireland or SmithKline
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Beecham SA, Ctra de Ajalvir, Km 2500,
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appetite and yellowing of the eyes This leaflet was last revised in
and skin.
March 2014.
• Visual disturbances. This is rare but Beechams is a registered trade mark
is more likely in those with
of the GSK group of companies.
glaucoma.
DEVCOMP-0002813

PHARMA CODE N°

3. How to take Beechams
Flu-Plus Caplets

PHARMA CODE N°

Alcala - Additional Artwork Information Panel
Component Name

DEVCOMP-0002813 - LFT - BEECHAMS FLU PLUS CAPS - UK

Dimensions

140 X 210 mm

Folded dimensions

N/A

Varnish Type

N/A

Reel Unwind Reference No

N/A

Glossines / Matte printed side

N/A

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