BENADRYL ALLERGY RELIEF PLUS DECONGESTANT CAPSULES

Active substance: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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hydrochloride, which is a decongestant that relieves
nasal and sinus congestion and acrivastine which is
an antihistamine that helps relieve allergy symptoms
such as sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes.

2 Before taking this
medicine
This medicine is suitable for most adults under 65
years old and children aged 12 years and over. If you
are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

CAP LES
CAPSULES
PSUL
Acrivastine 8mg & Pseudoephedrine 60mg
This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of
hay fever and similar allergic conditions.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children
aged 12 - 65 years.
■ Do not take this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not use this
medicine. See Section 2 to find out if you are
one of them c
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of
the ingredients. See Section 6 for the list of
ingredients c
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions
mentioned in section 2. See Section 2 c
■ If you are taking any other medicines.
See Section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully.
See Section 3 c
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you
use this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need
it again.


Do not take this medicine…
If you have very high blood pressure or severe
heart disease.
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of
the ingredients, or to the antihistamine
triprolidine.
■ If you are taking, or have taken in the last two
weeks, drugs for depression known as
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
■ If you are taking the antibacterial agent,
furazolidone.
■ If you have kidney problems.
If any of these apply to you, get advice from a
doctor or pharmacist without taking Benadryl
Allergy Relief Plus Decongestant Capsules.


Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…





1 What the medicine is for



Benadryl Allergy Relief Plus Decongestant Capsules
are a medicine which are used to relieve the
symptoms of hay fever and similar allergic
conditions. The capsules contain pseudoephedrine



If you are pregnant or breast-feeding


Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding.

Special warnings about this medicine
In most people this product does not cause
drowsiness. However, there are rare
exceptions and you should take care when
you use this product for the first time. If this
product makes you feel drowsy, do not drive
or operate machinery.
■ As with all antihistamines, it is advisable to
avoid excessive alcohol consumption when
taking this medicine.


Some of the ingredients can cause
problems


This product contains lactose. If you have
been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.

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If you have high blood pressure or heart
disease.
If you have diabetes.
If you have an over active thyroid gland.
If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in
the eye).
If you have prostate problems (difficulty with
passing water or needing to pass water often).
If you are taking alcohol.
If you are taking any other medicines,

including:
■ Antihypertensives (drugs to treat high blood
pressure, such as guanethidine, methyldopa,
alpha and beta blockers, debrisoquine,
bretylium and betanidine).
■ Sympathomimetic drugs (stimulants or
appetite suppressants and drugs used to treat
congestion and asthma).
■ Tricyclic antidepressants (used to treat mood
disorders).
■ Sedatives or tranquillisers (used to treat
anxiety or sleep disorders).
If you are not sure about any of the medicines
you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your
pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in
the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

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3 How to take this
medicine

4 Possible side-effects
Benadryl Allergy Relief Plus Decongestant Capsules
can have side-effects, like all medicines, although
these don't affect everyone and are usually mild.

Check the table below to see how much
medicine to take.


If you experience the following, stop
taking this medicine and talk to your
doctor:

For oral use only.

Children under 12 years old
This medicine is not recommended for children
aged under 12 years old.




Adults and Children 12 - 65 years old
Age
Adults and children
12 - 65 years old

■1



Dose




A few people have had hallucinations, but this is
rare.
Occasionally people get skin rashes that are
sometimes itchy.
A few men, especially men with prostate
problems, may have trouble passing water.

Other effects which may occur include:

capsule up to 3 times
a day

Restlessness, having trouble getting to sleep or
bad dreams.
If you experience any side-effects not included in
this leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.



Do not give more than 3 doses in 24 hours.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.

Adults over 65 years
This medicine is not recommended for adults
aged over 65 years old.

If anyone has too much
If anyone has too much contact a doctor or
your nearest Accident and Emergency
Department (Casualty) taking this leaflet and
pack with you.

If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose
when needed provided that you only take a
maximum of 3 capsules in 24 hours.
Do not take a double dose.

Reporting of side-effects
Also you can help to make sure that medicines
remain as safe as possible by reporting any
unwanted side-effects via the internet at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Alternatively you
can call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays) or fill in a
paper form available from your local pharmacy.

5 Storing this medicine

Keep the product out of the reach and sight of
children.
Do not use after the end of the month shown as an
expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

6 Further Information
What's in this medicine?
The active ingredients in Benadryl Allergy Relief
Plus Decongestant Capsules are: 60 mg
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and
8 mg acrivastine in each capsule.
Other ingredients are: Lactose, sodium starch
glycollate, magnesium stearate, gelatin, titanium
dioxide and patent blue V.

What the medicine looks like
Benadryl Allergy Relief Plus Decongestant
Capsules are blue and opaque-white capsules
available in blister packs of 12 capsules.
Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire,
SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer:
Janssen-Cilag, Domaine de
Maigremont, 27100 Val de Reuil, France.
This leaflet was revised March 2013.
Benadryl is a registered trade mark.

Store below 25˚C.
Keep the product dry and store in its original
packaging.

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COLOURS:
Job Bag No.

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Version

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Product

Benadryl Allergy Rel Plus Dec

Description

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Country

UK

Date

07/03/13

Manufacturer Val De Reuil
Software

Illustrator CS5

PMS
356

PMS
287

SIZE:
145 x 210 mm

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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