PARACETAMOL COLD RELIEF WITH DECONGESTANT
Active substance(s): CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE / CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE / CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE
3. How to take this medicine
Swallow the capsules whole with water.
Do not chew.
Paracetamol, Phenylephrine, Caffeine
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
take this medicine because it contains
important information you need to know.
This medicine is available without prescription,
however, you still need to use this product
carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this
leaflet as you may need to read it again. Ask your
pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
1. What is this medicine and what is
it used for?
This medicine contains:
• paracetamol which is a pain reliever (analgesic)
and helps reduce your temperature when you
have a fever
• phenylephrine which is a decongestant to
reduce swelling in the passages of the nose to
help you breathe more easily
• caffeine which helps to increase the pain relief
from paracetamol and makes you more alert.
These capsules are used for the relief of the
symptoms of colds and flu, including headache,
feverishness (high temperature), nasal and sinus
congestion and its associated pressure and pain,
catarrh, aches and pains.
2. Is this medicine suitable for you?
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to paracetamol, phenylephrine,
caffeine or any of the other ingredients
• are under 12 years of age
• have a serious heart condition or cardiovascular
• have high blood pressure (hypertension)
• have an overactive thyroid
Adults, the elderly and children 12 years
and over: 2 capsules every 4 to 6 hours, as
required. Do not take more than 12 capsules in
any 24 hour period.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
• are pregnant
• are taking antidepressant drugs called
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’s), or have
taken them within the last 14 days - these are
medicines such as phenelzine and isocarboxazid
• are taking tricyclic antidepressants, such as
Please see your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if you:
• are breastfeeding
• suffer from kidney or liver problems, including
alcoholic liver disease
• have alcohol dependence.
If you are taking any of the following
medicines please see your doctor:
• medicines to treat high cholesterol levels which
reduce the amount of fat in the blood such as
• medicines to control feeling sick or being sick
such as metoclopramide or domperidone
• medicines called anti-coagulants, which are
used to thin the blood such as warfarin or
other coumarins - you may take occasional
doses of paracetamol but should consult your
doctor if you need to take it on a regular basis
• medicines to lower blood pressure, treat heart
or circulatory problems such as beta blockers
(for example atenolol), methyldopa, or ganglion
blocking agents (for example trimetaphan
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol
while taking this medicine.
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Do not take more medicine than the label tells
you to. If you do not get better, talk to your doctor.
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. Go to your
nearest hospital casualty department. Take your
medicine and this leaflet with you.
4. Possible side effects
Most people do not have any side effects while
taking this medicine. However, if you experience
any of the following side effects, or anything else
unusual happens, stop taking the medicine
immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist.
Rare side effects are:
• allergic reactions such as skin rash
• tingling and coolness of the skin
• feeling sick (nausea)
• difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
• a faster or slower heart beat
• a rise in blood pressure with headache,
vomiting (being sick) and an irregular heart
More rarely, the following side effects can
• you may become more prone to bleeding,
bruising, fever and infections, such as sore throat
and ulcers, due to changes in your blood.
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Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have
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 your medicine
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
printed on the pack.
Do not store above 25°C.
6. What is in this medicine?
Each green / yellow capsule contains the active
ingredients: paracetamol 300 mg, caffeine 25 mg
and phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg.
The other ingredients are: maize starch,
croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulphate
and magnesium stearate. The capsule shell is
made of gelatin and contains the colours titanium
dioxide (E171), iron oxide yellow (E172), patent
blue V (E131) and quinoline yellow (E104).
This product is available in a pack size of 16
7. Who makes this medicine?
The Marketing Authorisation holder and
manufacturer is Wrafton Laboratories Limited,
Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, UK.
Text revised: April 2015.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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