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BEECHAMS ACTIVE COLD RELIEF CAPLETS

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

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FLU PLUS
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.
• If you have any questions, or if
there is anything you do not
understand, ask your pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

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 olour sunset yellow (E 110) can cause
allergic type reactions including asthma.
• if you have kidney or liver problems,
overactive thyroid, diabetes, high
blood pressure or heart disease.
• if you have phaeochromocytoma or
glaucoma
• if you are taking tricyclic
antidepressants (e.g. imipramine or
amitriptyline) or if you are taking or
have taken within the last 2 weeks
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
(e.g. moclobemide) prescribed for
depression.
• if you are taking 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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Take special care with
1. What

Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets do
Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
2. Check

before you take Beechams
Flu-Plus Caplets
• This product may cause dizziness.
3. How

to take Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
If affected do not drive or operate
4. Possible side effects
machinery.
5. How

to store Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
Ask your doctor before you
6. Further information
take this medicine:

PHARMA CODE REF NO. 1836

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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:
• if you have ever had an allergic
reaction to paracetamol, phenylephrine
hydrochloride, caffeine or any of the
other ingredients (listed in Section 6).

• if you have a blood vessel disease such
as Raynaud’s Phenomenon
• if you have an enlarged prostate
• if you have 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
Due to the caffeine content of this
product it should not be used if you
are pregnant or breast feeding.

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1. What

Beechams Flu-Plus
Caplets do

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3. How

to take Beechams
Flu-Plus Caplets
Adults aged 16 years and over,
and the elderly:
Two caplets every four hours as
required. Do not take more than
8 caplets (4 doses) in any 24 hour
period.
Do not give to children under
16 years of age.
• Do not take more frequently
than every 4 hours.
• Do not take more than the
recommended dose.
• Do not take for more than 7 days
without asking your doctor.
• Avoid too much caffeine in
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.
If your symptoms persist, 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.
• Unexplained bruising or bleeding.
• Reoccuring 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.
• Unusually fast pulse rate or a sensation
of an unusually fast or irregular
heartbeat.

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 ifficulty 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.
• Raised blood pressure, headache,
dizziness, difficulty sleeping,
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.

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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 pregel, maize
starch, povidone, potassium sorbate
(E 202), sodium laurilsulfate, sunset
yellow (E 110), stearic acid, talc,
microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose,
polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide
(E 171) and quinoline yellow lake (E 104).
Packs of Beechams Flu-Plus Caplets
contain 8,10,16 and 24 caplets.
The marketing authorisation holder is
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK)
Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS,
U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to
this address.
The manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline
Dungarvan Ltd., Knockbrack,
Co. Waterford, Ireland or SmithKline
Beecham SA, Ctra de Ajalvir, Km 2500,
28806 Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
This leaflet was last revised in March 2017.
Beechams is a registered trademark
of the GSK group of companies.

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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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