CARE DECONGESTANT ORAL LIQUID

Active substance: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Care Decongestant Oral
Liquid

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(pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)

Important information about Care Decongestant
Oral Liquid
•  his medicine relieves congestion in the nose,
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sinus and upper chest.
• t can be used by adults, the elderly and
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children over 12 years.
Do not give….
•  o children under 12 years.
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•  o anyone who is allergic to the ingredients
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listed. See section 6.
•  ith other cough and cold medicines.
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Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use
this medicine. It includes other information
which might be especially important for you.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read it
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again.
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•  sk your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• f any of the side effects gets serious, or if
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you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for

Care Decongestant Oral Liquid is an oral
solution for the relief of nose, sinus and upper
chest congestion. It contains pseudoephedrine
hydrochloride, which works to restrict blood
vessels, reduces swelling and production of
mucous and so relieves congestion.

2.  efore you use this
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medicine

 not use the medicine if you
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have….

•  n allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
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section 6.
•  aken medicine for depression (monoamine
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oxidase inhibitors/MAOIs) within the last two
weeks.
•  evere kidney problems.
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•  eart disease.
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•  irculation problems.
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•  igh blood pressure.
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•  iabetes.
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•  n overactive thyroid gland.
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•  laucoma (raised pressure inside the eyeball).
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•  aken other cough and cold medicines
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including oral decongestants or nasal sprays.
•  aken beta-blockers.
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•  haeochromocytoma (a rare tumour of the
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adrenal glands).
• Or you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Do not give to children under 12 years.

   alk to your doctor or pharmacist if
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you are taking….

• Medicines to reduce your appetite.
•  edicines which stimulate the nervous
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system, eg. amphetamines (used to treat
Narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder).
• Medicines which lower your blood pressure.
• Medicines for mental illness.
• Antidepressants including moclobemide.
• Beta-blockers for a heart condition.
• Cardiac glycosides (eg. digoxin, digitoxin).
• Rasagiline or Selegiline for Parkinson’s disease.
•  rgotamine or methysergide for migraine relief.
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• Aproclonidine for glaucoma.
• Quinidine for irregular heartbeat.
• Kaolin and aluminium hydroxide (antacids).
• The antibiotic Furazolidone.
• f you go into hospital, tell the doctor you are
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using Care Decongestant Oral Liquid as it may
affect some hospital medicines and anaesthetics.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Care Decongestant Oral Liquid should not be
used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.


Talk to your doctor if you have….

•  ladder problems.
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•  rostate problems.
• Mild kidney problems.
• Severe liver disease.

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Important information about some
of the ingredients

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Care Decongestant Oral
•  his medicine contains 1.9 vol% ethanol
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Liquid can have side effects, although these
(alcohol), i.e up to 154mg per dose,
don’t affect everyone.
equivalent to 4ml beer or 2ml of wine per
Important side effects:
dose. Harmful for those suffering from
If you think you have any of the following side
alcoholism. To be taken into account in
effects or symptoms, stop using this medicine
pregnant or breastfeeding women, children
immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.
and high-risk groups such as people with liver
•  llergic reactions which may cause difficulty
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disease and epilepsy.
in breathing, fever, swelling of the mouth, lips
or skin, severe rashes, itching or stomach pain.
• t contains parahydroxybenzoates, sunset
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Other possible side effects are:
yellow dye and amaranth dye which may
• Hallucinations.
cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
• Restlessness.
• Unable to sleep or disturbed sleep.
3. How to use this medicine
• Feeling sick or being sick.
Take this medicine by mouth.
• Headache.
Use the spoon provided to measure 5ml.
• Skin rashes, lumps and red skin patches.

Adults, the elderly and children
• Feeling anxious, irritable or excited.
over 12 years
• Glaucoma (raised pressure in the eyeball).
• Difficulty passing urine.
Two 5ml spoonfuls three times a day.
• Abnormal or rapid heartbeat.
• Palpitations.
Children under 12 years
• High blood pressure.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
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• Poor circulation e.g. cold feet or hands.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
• Trembling. Used
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• Dry mouth.
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If
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mental disorders.
If you accidentally take too much, see a doctor
If you notice these not print) other side effect not
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straight away.
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
which medicine you have swallowed.
Pack Size
100ml
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.
Reporting of side effects
IG Code
23874903
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
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pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
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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.

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CRN

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Reason for
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Type II safety updates

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5. Storing this medicine

• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Protect from light.
•  o not use after the expiry date shown on the
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carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
•  edicine should not be disposed of via
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wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

6. Further information
What is in this medicine

The active ingredient per 5ml is:
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30mg.
The other ingredients are: citric acid monohydrate,
sodium methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E219),
sodium ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E215), sodium
propyl parahydroxybenzoate, ethanol, amaranth
dye (E123), sunset yellow dye (E110), carmellose
sodium, saccharin sodium, menthol, condensed
milk flavour, orange flavour, glycerol (E422),
purified water.

What the medicine looks like

Care Decongestant Oral Liquid is a thick deep
orange coloured liquid. It is supplied in 100ml
bottles.

Marketing authorisation holder and
manufacturer

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in October 2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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