VICKS COLD & FLU CARE DAYMED PLUS HOT DRINK

Active substance: PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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If you have any further questions on the use
Driving and using machines
of this product, ask your pharmacist.
This product may cause dizziness or
confusion. If you are affected do not drive or
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
operate machinery.
Like all medicines, Vicks Cold & Flu Care
Important information about some of the
Daymed Plus Hot Drink can cause side
ingredients of Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed effects, although not everybody gets them. If
Plus Hot Drink
you experience any of the following side
This product contains:
effects, or anything else unusual happens,
• Aspartame (E951), a source of
stop taking the medicine immediately.
phenylalanine. May be harmful for people
with phenylketonuria.
• Sucrose. If you have been told by your Certain disorders of the blood cells and
pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before may occur very rarely with paracetamol
(affect less than 1 in 10,000 people).
taking this medicinal product.
• Sodium (157 mg per dose). To be taken
into consideration by patients on a
Allergic reactions (such as skin rashes or
controlled sodium diet
hives), severe allergic reactions
(anaphylaxis), wheezing or breathing
3. HOW TO TAKE VICKS COLD & FLU CARE difficulties may occur rarely (affect less than
DAYMED PLUS HOT DRINK
1 in 1000 people, but more than 1 in 10,000
Always take Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed people).
Plus Hot Drink exactly as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you; check with them if
Rarely, headache, dizziness and
you are not sure about anything.
gastrointestinal disturbances, such as
stomach ache, nausea, vomiting and
Dosage
This medicine is a powder to be dissolved in diarrhoea have been reported with
guaifenesin. (affect less than 1 in 1000
water and taken as a hot drink.
people, but more than 1 in 10,000 people).
Pour one sachet of powder into a mug of
standard size and fill with hot, but not boiling
water (approx 250ml). Allow to cool to a
Phenylephrine may rarely cause a rapid
drinkable temperature.
heartbeat (palpitations).
High blood pressure with headache,
Adults and children over 12 years:
1 sachet every 4-6 hours as required. Do not dizziness and palpitations may also occur
rarely.
take more than 4 sachets in any 24 hour
Phenylephrine may also cause trouble
period.
sleeping (insomnia), nervousness, shaking
(tremor), irritability, restlessness, confusion
Do not give to children under 12 years of
or anxiety. These side effects are rare (affect
age.
less than 1 in 1000 people, but more than 1 in
10,000 people).
Do not exceed the stated dose.

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
COLD & FLU CARE
Daymed Plus
Hot Drink
Paracetamol 500mg, Phenylephrine hydrochloride 10mg, Guaifenesin 200mg
Powder for oral solution

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Do not take this medicine with alcoholic
drinks.
Long term use of the product is not
recommended.
If symptoms persist for more than 3 days or
worsen, consult your doctor.
If you take more Vicks Cold & Flu Care
Daymed Plus Hot Drink than you should:
Seek medical advice immediately if you
accidentally take more than you should or
give a child more than is recommended, even
if you/the child feel well. This is because too
much paracetamol can cause delayed,
serious liver damage.

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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 Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus
Hot Drink contains
Each sachet of this medicine provides a
single dose containing the active
ingredients: paracetamol 500mg, guaifenesin
200mg and phenylephrine hydrochloride
10mg.
The other ingredients are: sucrose, citric
acid, tartaric acid, sodium cyclamate, sodium
citrate, aspartame (E951), acesulfame
potassium (E950), powdered menthol, lemon
flavour, lemon juice flavour, quinoline Yellow
(E104). See end of section 2.
What Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus
Hot Drink looks like and contents of the
pack
Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot Drink
is an off-white coloured powder which is
packed in laminated sachets in a carton box.
The product is available in cartons of 5 and
10 sachets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Procter & Gamble (Health & Beauty Care) Ltd.
The Heights
Brooklands
Weybridge
KT13 0XP
UK

Loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting are
common with phenylephrine (affect less than
1 in 10 people, but more than 1 in 100 people). PL 00129/0350
If any side effects you experience become
serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor
or pharmacist.

Manufacturer
Wrafton Laboratories Limited
Braunton,
Devon,
EX33 2DL
UK

5. HOW TO STORE VICKS COLD & FLU CARE Text revision date: 09/2013
DAYMED PLUS HOT DRINK
UK: Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF
Drink
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Store below 25 °C.
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• monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
• are taking beta blockers
used in the treatment of depression or
• are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors
(MAOIs) - used in treatment of depression Parkinson’s disease. Do not take Vicks
Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot Drink if
or Parkinson’s disease or have taken
you have taken MAOIs in the last 14 days.
them in the last 14 days
• are taking medicines to lower your blood • tricyclic antidepressants for depression,
pressure or treat angina.
such as amitriptyline or imipramine.
• medicine for high blood pressure
Do not give Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed
(antihypertensives), including
Plus Hot Drink to children under 12 years of
beta-blockers, or for improving heart
age.
function or correcting abnormal heart
rhythms (digoxin, lanoxin, digitoxin).
Important: Contains Paracetamol.
• phenothiazines (which are used either as
Do not take anything else containing
antipsychotic drugs to treat conditions
paracetamol while taking this medicine.
such as schizophrenia or paranoia, or to
Talk to a doctor at once if you take too much
prevent nausea and vomiting).
of this medicine even if you feel well. This is • medicine for nausea and vomiting (such
because too much paracetamol can cause
as metoclopramide or domperidone)
delayed, serious liver damage.
• medicine for thinning the blood
(anticoagulants), such as warfarin or
Do not take with any other flu, cold or
other coumarins
decongestant products.
• medicine for high cholesterol (such as
cholestyramine)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot Drink • sedatives (barbiturates)
• probenecid or AZT (zidovudine)
if you:
• have a problem with your liver functions • isoniazid (used to treat or prevent
tuberculosis)
• are male and have an enlarged prostate
gland, as you may have more difficulty
Taking Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus
passing water
Hot Drink with food and drink
• have a blood circulation problem
Do not take this product with alcoholic
(including Raynaud’s syndrome)
• have persistent or chronic cough such as drinks.
occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic
Pregnancy and breast- feeding
bronchitis, or emphysema.
Taking Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus
Taking other medicines
Hot Drink during pregnancy or breast feeding
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist
is not recommended: you should ask your
before you take Vicks Cold & Flu Care
doctor or pharmacist for advice before use.
Daymed Plus Hot Drink if you are taking:
• medicine containing paracetamol or
other decongestants for colds and flu.
If you are taking these, do not take Vicks
Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot Drink.

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2. BEFORE YOU TAKE VICKS COLD & FLU
CARE DAYMED PLUS HOT DRINK
Do not take Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed
Plus Hot Drink if you:
• are allergic to paracetamol, guaifenesin,
phenylephrine hydrochloride, or to any of
the ingredients (see section 6)
• have heart disease
• have high blood pressure (hypertension)
• have a problem with your liver or severe
kidney disease
• have overactivity of the thyroid gland
• are diabetic
• have glaucoma (increased pressure in
the eye) of the narrow-angle type
• have porphyria, which is a hereditary
disorder of characterised by excessive
amounts of pigments in the urine
• are taking tricyclic antidepressants

In this leaflet:
1. What Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot
Drink is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Vicks Cold & Flu Care
Daymed Plus Hot Drink
3. How to take Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed
Plus Hot Drink
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed
Plus Hot Drink
6. Further information

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1. WHAT VICKS COLD & FLU CARE DAYMED
PLUS HOT DRINK IS AND WHAT IT IS
USED FOR
Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot Drink
is designed for the relief of symptoms of
colds and flu.
It contains three active ingredients:
• Paracetamol is a well known pain killer
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(analgesic).
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and pains including headache and sore
throat and can also reduce fever
(antipyretic).
• Guaifenesin (an expectorant) loosens
phlegm which helps relieve chesty
coughs.
• Phenylephrine hydrochloride (a nasal
decongestant) reduces swelling in the
passages of the nose and so relieves a
blocked nose.
8mm You should only use Vicks Cold & Flu Care
Daymed Plus Hot Drink if you have pain/or
fever, nasal congestion and chesty cough.

- You must contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3
days
- If any of the side effects become serious,
or if you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to use
Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed Plus Hot Drink
carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.

Do not take Vicks Cold & Flu Care Daymed
Plus Hot Drink after the expiry date which is
printed on the sachet or carton. The expiry
date refers to the last day of the month
stated.

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