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BOOTS FLU-MAX ALL-IN-ONE CHESTY COUGH & COLD POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): GUAIFENESIN / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Asda Flu-Max All-in-One Chesty Cough and Cold Powder for Oral Solution
Paracetamol, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you take
this medicine because it contains important
information you need to know.
This medicine is available without prescription, however,
you still need to use this product carefully to get the best
results from it. Keep this leaflet as you may need to read
it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.

1. What is this medicine and what is
it used for?
This medicine contains:
• paracetamol which is a pain reliever (analgesic) and
helps reduce your temperature when you have a fever
• guaifenesin which is an expectorant to help loosen
phlegm
• phenylephrine which is a decongestant to reduce
swelling in the passages of the nose to help you
breathe more easily.
These sachets are used for the relief of the symptoms of
colds and flu and the pain and congestion of sinusitis,
including aches and pains, headache, blocked nose and
sore throat, chills and feverishness (high temperature).
They can also loosen stubborn mucus (phlegm) and
provide relief from chesty coughs.

2. Is this medicine suitable for you?
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to paracetamol, guaifenesin,
phenylephrine or any of the other ingredients
• have a serious heart condition or cardiovascular
disorder(s)
• have high blood pressure (hypertension)
• have an overactive thyroid
• have glaucoma
• have difficulty passing urine
• are taking antidepressant drugs called monoamine
oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s), or have taken them within
the last 14 days - these are medicines such as
phenelzine, isocarboxazid and tranylcypromine

• are currently taking other decongestant drugs (e.g.
ephedrine and xylometazoline) or stimulants (e.g.
dexamfetamine).
Please see your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if you:
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• suffer from kidney or liver problems, including
alcoholic liver disease
• have diabetes
• have circulatory disorders such as a condition called
Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which results from poor
circulation in the fingers and toes
• have angina
• have an enlarged prostate gland, as this may cause
more difficulty in passing urine
• have an intolerance to some sugars
• suffer with phenylketonuria, a rare, inherited
metabolic disorder.
If you are taking any of the following medicines
please see your doctor:
• medicines to treat high cholesterol levels which reduce
the amount of fat in the blood such as colestyramine
• medicines to control feeling sick or being sick such
as metoclopramide or domperidone
• medicines called anti-coagulants, which are used to
thin the blood such as warfarin or other coumarins –
you may take occasional doses of paracetamol but
should consult your doctor if you need to take it on a
regular basis
• barbiturates (for epilepsy or to help you sleep), such
as phenobarbitones
• tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, amitriptyline
• medicines to treat heart or circulatory problems, or to
lower blood pressure, (e.g. digoxin, guanethidine,
reserpine, methyldopa)
• beta blockers (e.g. atenolol) or vasodilators (e.g.
hydralazine)
• phenothiazines used as sedatives (e.g. chlorpromazine,
pericyazine and fluphenazine)
• if you are going to have a general anaesthetic, as this
may cause changes in heart rhythm. Please turn over



Contains paracetamol.
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol
while taking this medicine.
Other important information:
Do not drink alcohol (beer, wine, spirits etc) while
taking this product.
If you are taking medication, or are under medical
care, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Long term use of this product is not recommended.
Information about some of the ingredients in this
medicine: Contains 2 g sucrose (sugar) per sachet.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product. This should be taken into
account in patients with diabetes.
Contains aspartame (E951), a source of
phenylalanine equivalent to 17 mg per sachet.
May be harmful for people with phenylketonuria.
Each sachet contains 117 mg sodium. To be taken
into consideration by people on a controlled sodium diet.

3. How to take this medicine

Rare side effects are:
• allergic reactions such as skin rash
• stomach upsets
• tingling and coolness of the skin
• a faster or slower heart beat
• difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
• nervousness, tremors or convulsions
• a rise in body temperature
• a rise in blood pressure with headache, vomiting
(being sick) and irregular heart beat (palpitations).
More rarely, the following side effects can happen:
• you may become more prone to bleeding, bruising,
fever and infections, such as sore throat and ulcers,
due to changes in your blood.
Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.
Reporting of side effects
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.

Pour the contents of 1 sachet into a standard mug. Fill
the mug to below the brim with approximately 250 ml (8
fluid oz) of hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until dissolved,
and allow to cool to a drinkable temperature.
Adults, the elderly and children 12 years and over:
1 sachet every 4 hours, as required. Do not take more
than 4 sachets (4 doses) in any 24 hour period.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. If
you do not get better, talk to your doctor.
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. Go to your nearest hospital casualty
department. Take your medicine and this leaflet with you.

5. How to store your medicine

4. Possible side effects

7. Who makes this medicine?

Most people do not have any side effects while taking this
medicine. However, if you experience any of the following side
effects, or anything else unusual happens, stop taking the
medicine immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton and sachet. The expiry date refers
to the last day of the month. Do not store above 25ºC.

6. What is in this medicine?
Each 5.2 g sachet of off-white powder, taken as a hot
drink, contains the active ingredients: paracetamol 1000
mg, guaifenesin 200 mg and phenylephrine
hydrochloride 12.2 mg.
The other ingredients are: sucrose, citric acid, tartaric
acid, sodium citrate, acesulfame potassium (E950),
aspartame (E951), powdered menthol flavour, lemon
flavour and the colour quinoline yellow (E104).
This product is available in pack sizes of 5 or 10 sachets.
The Marketing Authorisation holder and manufacturer is
Wrafton Laboratories Ltd., Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, UK.
Text revised: October 2015.
PL 12063/0104
2746018

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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