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FLU STRENGTH HOT LEMON PARACETAMOL POWDERS

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL

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Aspar Flu Strength Hot Lemon PIL 8_RFC 30/06/2015 13:27 Page 1

Aspar Flu Strength Hot Lemon PIL
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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

FLU STRENGTH HOT LEMON PARACETAMOL POWDERS
(Paracetamol 1000mg powder for oral solution)
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start to take this medicine.
If you have any questions, or if you are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
1. WHAT IS THIS MEDICINE FOR?
This medicine is used for the relief of cold and flu symptoms.
These symptoms include headache, feverishness, aches and pain.
This medicine contains paracetamol, which relieves pain and reduces body temperature when
you have fever.

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2. CHECK BEFORE YOU TAKE
Do not take this medicine if you:
• Are allergic to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients listed in section 6
(see section 4 – possible side effects).
• If you are taking other medicines containing paracetamol.
Take special care and tell your doctor if you:
• Suffer from liver or kidney problems
• Have heart disease
• Suffer from G6PD deficiency
• Suffer from alcohol dependency
• Suffer from mild arthritis and need to take painkillers every day
• Are pregnant or breast feeding
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already taking any of the following medicines:
• Colestyramine (used to lower blood cholesterol).
• Metoclopramide and Domperidone (used to treat nausea and vomiting).
• Anticoagulants (drugs which thin the blood, such as Warfarin).
• Any drugs that affect the liver.
• Any other anti-inflammatory drugs e.g. aspirin.
Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicinal product:
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicinal product.
3. HOW TO TAKE FLU STRENGTH HOT LEMON PARACETAMOL POWDERS?
Adults and children aged 12 years and over: empty contents of one sachet into a tumbler. Fill
with hot water. Stir well until dissolved.
The contents of one sachet are to be taken every 4 hours as necessary.
Do not take more than four sachets in any 24-hour period.
Do not give to children under 12 years of age.
If symptoms persist for more than 3 days, consult your doctor.
When taking this medicine, it is important to remember the following:
• Wait at least 4 hours between doses.
• Do not exceed the stated dose.
• Do not drink alcohol or take other Paracetamol containing products whilst taking this medicine.
• If your symptoms continue or your headache becomes persistent, see your doctor.

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If you take more Paracetamol powder 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.
If you forget to take Paracetamol powder:
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Paracetamol can cause side effects but not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the
symptoms below after taking this medicine go to the nearest hospital IMMEDIATELY.
Serious side effects
• Skin rashes and itching. Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.
• Difficulty breathing
• Swollen face
• Unusual bruising or bleeding, throat and mouth ulcers or bleeding gumsaccompanied by tiredness
and flu like symptoms
Other side effects
• Blood problems including anaemia
• Pain in the lower back and groin
• Changes in your urine
• Pancreatitis
• Hepatitis
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 the medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE THIS MEDICINE
Do not store above 25°C and keep in the original package.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date shown on the pack.
If you have any medicines that are out of date, return them to your pharmacist for safe disposal.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in the Pack
Flu Strength Hot Lemon Paracetamol Powders contain paracetamol.
This pack contains 5 or 10 sachets.
Each sachet of 7.7 g of powder contains paracetamol 1000 mg as the active ingredient. The powder
also contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C),sucrose, sodium citrate, tartaric acid, citric acid, tapioca
starch, lemon flavour, lemon juice, sodium cyclamate and turmeric powder extract (curcumin, E100).
Sodium content 180 mg per sachet. To be taken into consideration by patients on a
sodium controlled diet.
This medicinal product contains 4.186 g of sucrose. When taken according to the dosage
recommendations each dose supplies up to 4.186 g sucrose.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Aspar Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,
London, NW9 0EQ
PL 08977/0040
Leaflet revised: June 2015

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