LEM PLUS CAPSULES
Active substance(s): CAFFEINE / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Patient Information Leaflet for
Read this leaflet carefully before taking this medicine. It does not contain all the information
about your medicine that you may need to know, so please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you
have any questions. This leaflet only applies to LEMPLUS Powders.
THESE POWDERS DO
These powders contain paracetamol and are used to provide effective relief from the
symptoms of colds and flu including headache, sore throat, fever, shivers and rheumatic
and muscular aches and pains.
BEFORE YOU TAKE
Do not use this medicine if you:
Are allergic to Paracetamol or any of the other ingredients listed in section 6
Are taking any 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 or alcoholic liver disease
Are pregnant or breast feeding
Are on a low sodium diet
Are intolerant to some sugars as this medicine contains sucrose
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already taking any of the following medicines:
Blood thinning medicines such as Warfarin
Metoclopramide, and Domperidone (for sickness and digestive disorders)
Colestyramine (to help control cholesterol levels)
Andrenocorticoids, anabolic steroids, androgens or ACTH
Oral tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic)
Any drugs that affect the liver
Any other anti inflammatory drugs e.g. aspirin
TO TAKE THESE
Dosage in adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
Take one sachet every 4 hours. Do not take more than 4 sachets in any 24 hours.
Pour the contents of one sachet into a mug and fill with hot water. Stir until dissolved.
When taking this medicine, it is important to remember the following:
Do not give to children aged under 12 years unless told to by your doctor
Do not exceed the stated dose
Do not drink alcohol or take other Paracetamol containing products whilst taking this medicine
If you take more capsules than you think you should or if you miss a dose:
Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY if you accidentally take too much, even if you
feel well, because of the risk of delayed serious liver damage.
If you miss a dose, do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose
If symptoms persist for more than 3 days consult your doctor
Aspar Lemplus PIL
Paracetamol can cause side effects but not everybody gets them.
Serious side effects
Pancreatitis or Hepatitis (symptoms include abdominal pain, tiredness, fever, nausea,
yellowing of skin or eyes)
Skin rashes and itching
Unusual bruising or bleeding, throat and mouth ulcers or bleeding gums accompanied by
tiredness and flu like symptoms
If you experience any of the above symptoms after taking this medicine go to the nearest hospital
Other side effects
Blood problems including anaemia
Pain in the lower back and groin
Changes in your urine
If you experience any of these or any other side effects and they get serious, contact your doctor
Keep your medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original packaging to protect from light and moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the packaging.
ABOUT YOUR MEDICINE
The active ingredient in these powders is paracetamol 650 mg. The powder is yellow in
colour and is contained in a sachet. The inactive ingredients are Ascorbic Acid 50mg, Sucrose,
Sodium Citrate, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Starch, Lemon Juice, Lemon Aroma, Sodium Cyclamate
and Curcumin Colour (E100).
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Aspar Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Capitol Way, Colindale, London NW9 0EQ. PL 08977/0038
Manufacturer: Pharmaserve Ltd,
Clifton Technology Park, Wynne Avenue, Swinton, Manchester M27 2HB
Available in packs of 5 and 10 sachets.
Text Revised October 2009