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BEECHAMS ULTRA ALL IN ONE BLACKCURRANT FLAVOUR POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION
Active substance(s): GUAIFENESIN / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Beechams Ultra All in One Blackcurrant Flavour Powder for Oral Solution
Paracetamol, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
have told you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 3 days.
What is in this leaflet
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What this medicine is and what it is 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.
What you need to know before you take this medicine
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to paracetamol, guaifenesin, phenylephrine or any of the other ingredients
(listed in section 6)
• have a serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder(s)
• have high blood pressure (hypertension)
• have an overactive thyroid
• have glaucoma, including closed angle 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
• are taking beta-blocking drugs
• are currently taking other decongestant drugs (e.g. ephedrine and xylometazoline) or
stimulants (e.g. dexamfetamine)
• are taking a cough medicine called a cough suppressant.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you:
• are pregnant or breast-feeding
• suffer from kidney or liver problems, including alcoholic liver disease
• have diabetes
• have phaeochromocytoma
• have a very bad cough or asthma. See your doctor if your cough lasts for more than 3 days
or comes back, or if you have a fever, rash or a headache which won’t go away
• 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 severe stomach or intestinal problems
• have an intolerance to some sugars
• suffer with phenylketonuria, a rare, inherited metabolic disorder.
Other medicines and this medicine
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any
other medicines especially:
• medicines to treat high cholesterol levels which reduce the amount of fat in the blood such
• 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 phenobarbitone
• tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, amitriptyline
• medicines to treat heart or circulatory problems, or to lower blood pressure, (e.g. digoxin,
guanethidine, reserpine, methyldopa)
• aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
• medicines to treat migraine (e.g. ergotamine and methysergide)
• zidovudine as this might cause blood problems (low white blood cell count)
• 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 blood or urine tests as taking this medicine may affect the results
• if you are going to have a general anaesthetic, as this may cause changes in heart rhythm.
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine.
This medicine with food and alcohol
Do not drink alcohol (beer, wine, spirits etc) while taking this product.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Other important information:
• If you are taking medication, or are under medical care, consult your doctor before using
• Long term use of this product is not recommended
• This medicine should only be used if you have all of the following symptoms - pain and/or
fever, a blocked nose and a chesty cough
• Use medicines which will only treat the symptoms you have
• Do not take with other flu, cold or decongestant products
• This product could cause dizziness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
This medicine contains sucrose, aspartame (E951) & sodium
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.
Contains Carmoisine (E122). May cause allergic reactions.
How to take 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 16 years and over:
1 sachet every 4 to 6 hours, as required. Do not take more than 4 sachets (4 doses) in any 24
hour period. Leave at least 4 to 6 hours between doses.
Do not give to children under 16 years.
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. If you do not get better, talk to your
Do not take for longer than 3 days, unless advised by your doctor.
If you take more of this medicine than you should
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.
Possible side effects
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.
Rare side effects are:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the skin, itching,
swollen red areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of breath or swelling of the mouth,
lips, tongue, throat or face
• 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
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
How to store this medicine
Keep this medicine 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. Contents of the pack and other information
What this medicine contains
The active ingredients are paracetamol, guaifenesin and phenylephrine hydrochloride.
Each 5.2 g sachet contains 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).
What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack
Each 5.2 g sachet contains off white powder.
This pack contains 5 or 10 sachets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Wrafton Laboratories Limited, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in July 2017.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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