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pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, paracetamol

Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine. This medicine is
available without prescription, but you still need to use Contac Non Drowsy Dual Relief 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:
1. What Contac Non Drowsy does
2. Check before you take Contac Non Drowsy
3. How to take Contac Non Drowsy
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Contac Non Drowsy
6. Further information

1. What Contac Non Drowsy does

Contac Non Drowsy Dual Relief Tablets provide relief from the symptoms of colds and flu including nasal
congestion, sinus pain, pressure and congestion, headaches, fever, sore throat, aches and pains.
The tablets contain paracetamol which is a pain killer and pseudoephedrine which is a decongestant.

2. Check before you take Contac Non Drowsy
Do not take Contac Non Drowsy:
• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, paracetamol or to
any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).
• if you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
• if you have kidney problems.
• if you have an overactive thyroid gland, enlarged prostate, diabetes, glaucoma or phaeochromocytoma
(tumour of the adrenal gland).
• if you are taking appetite suppressants or stimulant drugs called amphetamines (sometimes used
to treat ADHD).
• if you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) e.g. moclobemide, prescribed for
depression in the last two weeks.
• if you are taking medicines to control your blood pressure (e.g. beta blockers like atenolol).
Do not take with any other paracetamol-containing products.
Do not take with any other flu, cold or decongestant product.

Take special care with Contac Dual Non Drowsy
• Do not drive if the medicine makes you feel dizzy.

Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
• if you have liver problems or an irregular heartbeat.

If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you are taking any prescribed medicines;
particularly metoclopramide or domperidone (for nausea [feeling sick] or vomiting [being sick]) or
colestyramine (to lower blood cholesterol), or if you take blood thinning drugs (anti-coagulants e.g.
warfarin), or medicines to control your blood pressure (e.g. alpha or beta blockers, or methyldopa) or
medicines for depression e.g. tricyclic antidepressants).

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Do not take Contac Non Drowsy if you are pregnant or breast feeding unless your doctor tells you to.

3. How to take Contac Non Drowsy
For oral use.
Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 16 years and over:
2 tablets to be taken every four to six hours as required for symptom relief.
Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.
Do not take more frequently than every 4 hours.
• Do not take for more than 7 days.
• Do not give to children under 16 years of age.
• Do not take more than the stated dose.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

If you take too many tablets
Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if you feel well, because of
the risk of delayed, serious liver damage.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Contac Non Drowsy Dual Relief can have side effects, but not everybody gets them.
The following side effects may occur:
• Nervousness, difficulty sleeping
• Nausea and vomiting
• Dizziness
• Dry mouth
• Agitation, restlessness
• Tachycardia, palpitations
• Hallucinations have been reported rarely.
Stop using this product and consult your doctor immediately if you experience:
• Sudden severe headache
• Difficulty passing urine. This is more likely to occur if you have an enlarged prostate gland
• Allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching sometimes with breathing problems or swelling of the
lips, tongue, throat or face
• 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 and aspirin)
• Unexplained bruising and bleeding
• Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.

5. How to store Contac Non Drowsy
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the 'EXP' date shown on the pack. Do not store above 25°C.

6. Further information

Active ingredient Each tablet contains Paracetamol 500 mg and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg.
Other ingredients Cellulose microcrystalline (E 460), colloidal anhydrous silica (E 551), stearic acid (E 570),
magnesium stearate (E 572), starch pregelatinised, povidone, crospovidone, croscarmellose sodium (E 468),
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (E 464), macrogol, carnauba wax (E 903), indigo carmine (E 132).
Packs of Contac Non Drowsy contain 18 tablets. The tablets are blue and white and are marked with



The marketing authorisation holder is Omega Pharma Ltd., 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London,
SW1V 2SA, United Kingdom and all enquiries should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is Famar SA, 153-44 Anthoussa, Athens, Greece.
This leaflet was last revised in January 2017.



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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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