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BEECHAMS FLU-PLUS HOT BERRY FRUITS

Active substance(s): ASCORBIC ACID / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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2. Check before you take Beechams Flu Plus

FLU PLUS
HOT BERRY FRUITS

Paracetamol, Phenylephrine, Vitamin C
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 Hot Berry Fruits carefully to get the best results from it.
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In this leaflet:
1. What Beechams Flu Plus does
2. Check before you take Beechams Flu Plus
3. How to take Beechams Flu Plus
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Beechams Flu Plus
6. Further information

1. What Beechams Flu Plus does

Beechams Flu Plus is used for the short term relief of the symptoms of flu,
colds and chills. These symptoms include headache, shivers, aches and pains,
blocked nose and painful sinuses, catarrh and sore throat.
This medicine contains three active ingredients. Paracetamol is a painkiller
and reduces your temperature when you have a fever. Phenylephrine
hydrochloride is a decongestant which unblocks your nose and sinuses
helping you breathe more easily. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is a common
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which may be lost in the initial stages of cold and flu.

Do not take anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine.
Do not take with any other flu, cold or decongestant product.

Take special care with Beechams Flu Plus
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Ask your doctor before you take
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If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Beechams Flu Plus if you are
taking any prescribed medicines; particularly metoclopramide or domperidone
(for nausea [feeling sick] or YRPLWLQJ [being sick]) or ergotamine or
methylsergide (for migraine) or colestyramine (to lower blood cholesterol) or
drugs to lower blood pressure; appetite supressants 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).

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Do not take Beechams Flu Plus:
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Do not take Beechams Flu Plus if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless
advised by a doctor.

3. How to take Beechams Flu Plus
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Empty the contents of one sachet into a mug.
Half fill with very hot water. Stir well.
Add cold water as necessary and sugar if desired.
Take one sachet every 4-6 hours as needed.
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If you take too many sachets
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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.
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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Beechams Flu Plus 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:
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The following side effects may occur. Tell your doctor if you get them.
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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.

5. How to store Beechams Flu Plus
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack. Do not store
above 25ºC.

6. Further information
$FWLYHLQJUHGLHQWV Each dose contains Paracetamol 1000 mg, Phenylephrine
Hydrochloride 10 mg and Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 60 mg.
Other ingredients Tartaric acid, sodium citrate, aspartame (E 951), Euroblend
blackcurrant, berry fruit flavourburst, sucrose and colours carmoisine (E 122) and
sunset yellow (E 110), green S (E 142) with sodium chloride and sodium sulphate.
Aspartame (E 951) contains a source of phenylalanine which may be harmful
for people with phenylketonuria.
Colour sunset yellow (E 110) and carmoisine (E 122) may cause allergic reactions.
Packs of Beechams Flu Plus Hot Berry Fruits contain 5 or 10 sachets of powder.
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Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
This leaflet was last revised in March 2014.
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