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MAXIMUM FLU STRENGTH HOT LEMON POWDER

Active substance(s): PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.

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- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again while you are receiving
your treatment.
- If you have any further questions, please ask your pharmacist.
- You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve
after 3 days.
- If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
3. How to take Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
6. Further information

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This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to
take Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder carefully to get the best
results from them.

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
Paracetamol and Phenylephrine hydrochloride

1. What Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is and what it is used for
The name of your medicine is Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder.
This powder contains a combination of paracetamol (a painkiller) and
phenylephrine hydrochloride (a decongestant).
Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is
used to relieve the symptoms of the common
cold and flu; including, headaches, sore throat
and nasal congestion (blocked nose and sinus).
2. Before you take Maximum Flu Strength Hot
Lemon Powder
You should not take Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride
or any of the other ingredients in Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon
Powder (see section 6, Further information)
• have a severely overactive thyroid
• have swelling of blood vessels (aneurysms) or narrowing of blood vessels
• have high blood pressure
• suffer from a tumour called a phaeochromocytoma
• suffer from an enlarged prostate
• suffer from rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance,
glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrose-isomaltase insufficiency
• are taking antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maximum Flu Strength
Hot Lemon Powder if you:
• suffer from kidney disease or liver disease, particularly if caused by alcohol
• suffer from alcoholism
• suffer from asthma, particularly if your asthma is worsened by aspirin
• suffer from heart disease
• suffer from diabetes
• suffer from an overactive thyroid
• suffer from phenylketonuria (a hereditary enzyme disorder).
This medicine contains paracetamol; do not take with any other
paracetamol-containing products at the same time.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
The following medicines can affect or be affected by Maximum Flu Strength
Hot Lemon Powder:
• medicines used to treat bacterial infections (e.g. isoniazid used to treat
tuberculosis)
• medicines used to treat epilepsy (fits) (e.g. carbamazepine, phenobarbital,
phenytoin, primodone and lamotrigine)
• medicines used to treat depression (e.g. fluvoxamine, tricyclic
antidepressants such as imipramine and monoamine oxidase inhibitors
(MAOIs) such as moclobemide)
• metoclopramide and domperidone (used to treat sickness and nausea)
• oral contraceptives (“The Pill”, mini-pill), hormonal implants and HRT
• warfarin and other coumarin medicines (used to thin the blood) due to
increased risk of bleeding
• probenecid (used to treat gout)
• diflunisal (an anti-inflammatory painkiller)
• colestyramine (used to treat high cholesterol and in diseases of the
intestine and liver)
• alpha-blockers (used in high blood pressure and problems associated with
enlarged prostate)
• atropine (used in anaesthesia or to increase the heart rate)
• ergot alkaloids (used in the treatment of migraines)
• oxytocin (used to induce childbirth)
• sympathomimetics (used to maintain blood pressure in critically ill patients).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding you should only take this medicine
if your doctor has specifically recommended it.
Driving and using machinery
It is possible that Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder may cause
dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery if affected.
Important Information about some of the ingredients in Maximum Flu
Strength Hot Lemon Powder
This medicine contains phenylalanine. It may be harmful for people with
phenylketonuria.

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It also contains 1.77mmol of sodium per dose. This should be taken into
account by patients on a sodium controlled diet.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some
sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
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3. How to take Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
Always follow the instructions on the label. If you are not sure then ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice.

If you take more Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon 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.

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If you forget to take Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder
If you forget a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost
time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all. NEVER
take a double dose to make up for the one missed.

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Children under 12 years
• do not give to children under 12 years unless your doctor tells you to.

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Adults and children over 12 years
• 1 sachet dissolved in hot water every 4 hours as required
• do not take more than 4 sachets in 24 hours
• do not exceed the recommended dose
• if symptoms persist see your doctor
• do not take for more than 3 days unless you have been told to do so by
your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

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Like all medicines, Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
As can happen with any medicine, a few people may develop an allergic
reaction. If you experience any of the following, seek medical help
immediately:
• rash, itching and/or difficulty breathing.

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Reporting of side effects
Also you can help to make sure that medicines remain as safe as possible
by reporting any unwanted side effects via the internet at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Alternatively you can call Freephone 0808 100
3352 (available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays) or fill in a paper
form available from your local pharmacy.

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The use of this medicine over a long time can cause kidney problems. If you
experience any side effects or feel that the medicine is affecting you badly
tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

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Side effects that have been reported with
Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder are:
• changes in blood cells • rash
• worsening of asthma
• kidney disease
• high blood pressure
• headache
• vomiting
• dizziness
• slow heart beat
• difficulty or inability
• palpitations
to pass water
• allergic reaction.

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 protect the environment.

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• Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder should be stored in a dry place
below 25°C
• Store in the original container to protect from light; do not transfer to
another container
• Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder should not be taken after the
expiry date on the label; the expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

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Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

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5. How to store Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder

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6. Further information
What Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder contains
The active ingredients are: paracetamol 1000mg and phenylephrine
hydrochloride 10mg.

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The other ingredients are: caster sugar, sodium citrate, citric acid, tartaric
acid, maize starch, lemon juice, ascorbic acid, aspartame, natural colour
(E100) and lemon flavour.
What Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder looks like and the
contents of the pack
Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is a powder for oral solutions.
Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder is available on general sale in
pack sizes of 5 or 10 sachets.
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Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wockhardt UK Limited, Ash Road North,
Wrexham LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ash Road North, Wrexham
LL13 9UF, UK.

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Other formats:
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio
please call, free of charge:
0800 198 5000 (UK Only).
Please be ready to give the following information:
Maximum Flu Strength Hot Lemon Powder

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This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Leaflet Prepared: August 2013
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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