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FLU STRENGTH HOT LEMON POWDER

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL / PARACETAMOL / PARACETAMOL

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
(Paracetamol 1000mg)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Flu Strength Hot
Lemon Powder carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, or pharmacist or nurse. 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
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What Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you take Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
How to take Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
Possible side effects
How to store Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
Contents of the pack and other information

1.

What Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is and what it is used for

Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is used for the relief of cold and flu symptoms such as headache,
fever, aches and pain. It contains the active ingredient paracetamol which relieves pain and reduces
body temperature when you have a fever.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 3 days
2.

What you need to know before you take Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder

Do not take Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder:
- if you are allergic to allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, other pain relievers or any of the
other ingredients in the product (listed in section 6).
- taking any other paracetamol-containing medicines
Warnings and precautions
Tell your doctor if you:
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Are suffering from liver problems including liver problems due to excessive alcohol
consumption
Gilbert’s syndrome (mild jaundice)
Are suffering from kidney problems
Are suffering from dehydration and chronic malnutrition
Suffer from asthma and are sensitive to aspirin
Are taking any other paracetamol containing medicines
Have a fever that does not improve after taking this medicine
Have glucose-6-phosphatedehydrogenase deficiency (enzyme deficiency)

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Have hemolytic anemia (abnormal breakdown of red blood cells).
Are suffering from kidney or liver problems

Other medicines and Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other
medicines, including those you have bought without a prescription.
Tell your doctor before you take Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder if you are taking:
Drugs to thin the blood (anti-coagulant drugs e.g. Warfarin, other coumarins)
Medicines used to relieve sickness (e.g. Metoclopramide, Domperidone)
Medicines used to treat high cholesterol (Cholestyramine)
Probenecid (Medicine used to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood stream (gout))
Medicine to treat fever or mild pain (Aspirin, Salicylamide)
Barbiturates and tricyclic antidepressants (to treat depression)
Medicines used to treat epilepsy (Lamotrigine)
Medicines to treat tuberculosis (Isoniazid)
Other medicines containing paracetamol (see ‘Do not take Flu Strength Hot Lemon
Powder’)
Medication for your liver
Effects of paracetamol on laboratory tests
Uric acid and blood sugar tests may be affected.
Taking Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder with food and drink
Avoid alcoholic drinks whilst taking this medicine.
This medicine may be taken with or without food.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
If you are pregnant see your doctor before you take Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder. Small amounts
of paracetamol pass into breast milk. This medicine may be taken, as instructed (see section 3), by
mothers who are breastfeeding.
Children and adolescents
This medicine is not recommended for children under 16 years of age.
Driving and using machines
Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is not expected to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Flu strength hot lemon powder contains sucrose
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 medicinal product contains 9.37mmol (or 215.5mg) sodium per dose. To be taken into
consideration by patients on a controlled sodium diet.

3.

How to take Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure. For oral use only.
Adults and children 16 years and over
The recommended dose is:
 Dissolve the contents of one sachet in hot water and drink. Repeat every 4 hours.
 The dose should not be repeated more frequently than 4 hourly intervals. You should not take
Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder for longer than 3 days.
 The maximum daily dose of Paracetamol must not exceed 4g (four sachets)
 Maximum single dose is 1g (one sachet)
This medicine is not recommended for children under 16 years of age
WARNING: DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE
Contains paracetamol. Do not take with other paracetamol containing products.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Do not use for more than 3 days without consulting your
doctor.
If you take more Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder than you should
It is extremely important to follow the dosage instructions that have been given to you. Symptoms of
overdose include pallor (paleness of skin), nausea, vomiting, anorexia and stomach pain.
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.
. Take any remaining medicine and this leaflet with you if possible. If you forget to take Flu
Strength Hot Lemon Powder
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for the
dose you have forgotten.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.

 accumulation of fluid in the larynx including an itchy rash, throat swelling (severe allergic
reaction),

 swelling on the face, mouth, hands (angioedema)
You should stop taking Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder and see your doctor immediately if
you experience symptoms like:

 Serious skin disease causing rash, skin peeling and sores.
 Severe blistering and peeling of the skin.
The frequency using the following convention:
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):

Oedema (abnormal accumulation of fluid under the skin), abnormal vision, simple skin rash or
urticaria (dark red rash on the skin), haemorrhage (bleeding), abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea,
vomiting, dizziness, fever, reduction of irritability or agitation (sedation), platelet disorders (clotting
disorders), stem cell disorders (disorders of the blood forming cell in the bone marrow), abnormal
liver function, liver failure, hepatic necrosis (death of liver cells), jaundice, overdose and poisoning,
tremor, headache, depression, confusion, hallucinations, sweating, pruritus (itching), feeling lousy
(malaise).

Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
Hepatotoxicity (damage caused to the liver), thrombocytopenia (reduction in blood platelets, which
increases the risk of bleeding or bruising), leucopenia (frequent infections due to poorly functioning
white blood cells or decrease in white blood cells), neutropenia (reduced neutrophil count in blood),
agranulocytosis (severe decrease in white blood cells which may lead to severe infections), hemolytic
anemia (abnormal breakdown of red blood cells, which may cause weakness or pale skin),
hypoglycemia (low levels of glucose in the blood), cloudy urine and kidney disorders.
Other adverse reactions of paracetamol whose frequency cannot be estimated from available data are:
anaemia (decrease in red blood cells), problems with the way your kidneys work (kidney alteration),
problems with the way your liver works (liver alteration), haematuria (blood in urine), anuresis
(inability to urinate), gastrointestinal effects, vertigo. There have been cases of difficulty breathing,
wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath with paracetamol, but these are more likely in asthmatics
sensitive to aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen.
The following have also been reported:


blood abnormalities



drowsiness



Impaired mental function.

If any of the side effects gets serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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 medicine.
5.

How to store Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder after the expiry date shown on the pack. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment
6.

Contents of the pack and other information

What Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder contains
The active substance is Paracetamol 1000mg.
The other ingredients are ascorbic acid, sucrose, sodium citrate, tartaric acid, citric acid, tapioca
starch, sodium cyclamate, flav-o-lock lemon juice 610399, lemon flavour 8476, turmeric powder
extract (curcumin E100). See also end of Section 2 on ‘Important information about some of the
ingredients of Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder’.

What Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is a powder for oral solution. Each pack contains 5 or 10 sachets; each sachet contains
7.7g of powder.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Bristol Laboratories Ltd,
Unit 3, Canalside,
Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted,
Herts, HP4 1EG, UK
Tel: 0044 (0)1442 200922
Fax: 0044 (0)1442873717
e-mail: info@bristol-labs.co.uk
Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder; PL 17907/0348
This leaflet was last revised in October 2016
To request a copy of this leaflet in braille, large print or audio format, please contact the licence
holder at the address above (or telephone, fax, email)

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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