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LEMSIP COUGH FOR CHESTY COUGH AND CONGESTION 100MG/30MG/5ML ORAL SOLUTION

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adult

Chesty Coughs
with congestion (Decongestant)

210mm

Guaiphenesin 100mg and
Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30mg
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Please read this leaflet carefully before taking
Adult Meltus for Chesty Coughs with Congestion.
• Keep this leaflet, you may wish to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice.
What this liquid is and what it is used for?
Adult Meltus for Chesty Coughs with Congestion is
used for the treatment of chesty coughs and relief
from accompanying nasal congestion.
Pseudoephidrine is an effective decongestant to relieve
nasal blockage, whilst guaiphenesin has expectorant
properties, which encourage a productive cough.
Before taking this liquid
Do not take…
• If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this
product. See 'What this liquid contains' for the full
list of ingredients.
• If a child under 12 years unless on doctor's advice.
• If you suffer from high blood pressure or heart
problems.
• If you are taking a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor
(MAOI) (for depression), or if you have stopped
taking one within the last two weeks.
• If you are taking the antibacterial product
Furazolidine.
Take special care…
• If you suffer from diabetes, have problems with
your thyroid, elevated eye pressure or an enlarged
prostate gland. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
• If you are taking other medication such as an
antihypertensive agents (for high blood pressure),
tricyclic antidepressants (for depression),
decongestants, appetite suppressants, or
amphetamine-like psychostimulants (for depression),
consult your doctor before taking this product.
• If you are pregnant or breast feeding, use only on
medical advice.
Important information about some of the
ingredients…
• This product contains glucose and 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 product contains 9.4% v/v of alcohol. Each 5ml
dose can contain up to 380mg of alcohol. Alcohol
can be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism
and should be taken into account in pregnant or
breast feeding women, children and high risk
groups such as patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
How to take this liquid
Adults, the elderly and children 12 years
and over:
• Two 5ml spoonfuls three times a day.
• Not suitable for children under 12 years.
• If you are elderly and have any liver or kidney
complaints, talk to your doctor, before using
this product.
If you take too much of this liquid…
If you take more of the liquid than you should, speak
to your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Possible side effects
As with all medicines this liquid can have side effects
in some people.
• On rare occasions, it may cause disturbed sleep,
difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and hallucinations.
• Red patches on the skin have been reported, as a
rare reaction to pseudoephedrine.
• Urinary retention has been reported in men with an
enlarged prostate gland.
If you feel you are reacting badly to this medicine in
any way, or notice any other side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store this liquid
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label
and the carton.
• If you find that you still have this medicine after its
expiry date, return it to your local pharmacist who
will dispose of it properly.
What this liquid contains
Each 5ml contains 100mg of the active ingredient
guaiphenesin and 30mg of the active ingredient
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.
It also contains menthol crystals, purified honey,
sucrose, glycerin, alcohol (96%), aniseed oil,
caramel E150, glucose liquid and purified water.
Adult Meltus for Chesty Coughs with Congestion is
a clear, brown liquid packed in cartoned amber glass
bottles containing 100ml.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Cupal Ltd, Venus, 1 Old Park Lane,
Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7HA, UK.
Manufactured by: SSL International plc,
Whitehouse Industrial Park,
Traynor Way, Peterlee, SR8 2RU, UK.
Date of revision: November 2008
Distributed by:
Trafford Park, Manchester, M41 7HA, UK.
Meltus is a trade mark of the SSL Group.

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