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PARACETAMOL/GUAIFENESIN/PHENYLEPHRINE HCL WRAFTON 500MG/200MG/10MG POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): GUAIFENESIN / PARACETAMOL / PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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1.3.1 SmPC, Labelling and Package Leaflet
Packaging leaflet: Information for the patient
Paracetamol/Guaifenesin/Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Wrafton 500mg/200mg/10mg Powder for Oral
Solution
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have
told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 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 5 days.
What is in this leaflet?
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
This medicine contains:
• paracetamol which is a pain reliever (analgesic) and helps reduce your temperature when you
have a fever
• guaifenesin which is an expectorant to help loosen phlegm
• phenylephrine which is a decongestant to reduce swelling in the passages of the nose to help you
breathe more easily.
These sachets are used for the short term symptomatic relief of colds and flu including aches and
pains, headache, blocked nose and sore throat, chills and fever, and for relief from chesty coughs.
2. What you need to know before you take this medicine
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to paracetamol, guaifenesin, phenylephrine or any of the other ingredients
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• have liver or kidney disease
• have a serious heart condition or cardiovascular disorder(s) or blood problems such as anaemia
(low red blood cell count)
• have high blood pressure (hypertension)

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• have an overactive thyroid
• have diabetes
• have phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour of adrenal gland tissue)
• have closed angle glaucoma
• have difficulty passing urine, an enlarged prostate or other prostate problems
• 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, isocarboxazid and tranylcypromine
• are taking tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine or amitriptyline
• are taking beta blockers (e.g. atenolol) or vasodilators (e.g. hydralazine)
• are taking other paracetamol-containing products
• are currently taking other decongestant drugs (e.g. ephedrine and xylometazoline) or stimulants
(e.g. dexamfetamine).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you:
• have a very bad cough or asthma. See your doctor if your cough lasts for more than 5 days or
comes back
• have circulatory disorders such as a condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which results from
poor circulation in the fingers and toes
• have angina
• have an autoimmune disorder called myasthenia gravis where muscles become easily tired and
weak
• have an enlarged prostate gland, as this may cause more difficulty in passing urine
• have severe stomach or intestinal problems
• have an intolerance to some sugars
• suffer with phenylketonuria, a rare, inherited metabolic disorder.
Other medicines and this medicine
• Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other
medicines specially:medicines to treat high cholesterol levels which reduce the amount of fat in
the blood such as colestyramine
• 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
• barbiturates (for epilepsy or to help you sleep), such as phenobarbitones
• tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, amitriptyline
• medicines to treat heart or circulatory problems, or to lower blood pressure, (e.g. digoxin,
guanethidine, reserpine, methyldopa)
• aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
• medicines to treat migraine (e.g. ergotamine and methylsergide)
• zidovudine as this might cause blood problems (low white blood cell count)
• phenothiazines used as sedatives (e.g. chlorpromazine, pericyazine and fluphenazine)
• if you are going to have blood or urine tests as taking this medicine may affect the results
• if you are going to have a general anaesthetic, as this may cause changes in heart rhythm.
Other important information:
• This medicine should only be used if you have all of the following symptoms - pain and/or fever, a
blocked nose and a chesty cough.
• Use medicines which will only treat the symptoms you have.
• Do not take with other flu, cold or decongestant products.
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This medicine with food and alcohol
Do not drink alcohol when using this product.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
This product could cause dizziness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
This medicine contains sucrose, aspartame (E951) and sodium
Contains 2.1 g sucrose (sugar) per sachet. 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 should be
taken into account in patients with diabetes.
Contains aspartame (E951), a source of phenylalanine. May be harmful for people with
phenylketonuria.
Each sachet contains 129 mg sodium. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled
sodium diet.
3. How to take this medicine
Pour the contents of 1 sachet into a standard mug. Fill the mug to below the brim with
approximately 250 ml (8 fluid oz) of hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until dissolved, and allow to cool
to a drinkable temperature. Drink all of the yellow solution within 1½ hours.
Adults, the elderly and children 12 years and over:
1 sachet every 4-6 hours, as required. Do not take more than 4 sachets (4 doses) in any 24 hour
period.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Do not exceed the stated dose. If your symptoms persist for more than 5 days or worsen, you must
see a doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. If you do not get better, talk to your
doctor.
If your take more of this medicine 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. 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.
Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10 people but more than 1 in 100 people) are:
• difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
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• diarrhoea, nausea (feeling sick)
• nervousness, tremors, irritability, restlessness or excitability
• a rise in blood pressure with headache, dizziness, vomiting (being sick) and irregular heart beat
(palpitations).
Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people but more than 1 in 10,000 people) are:
• allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash, peeling of the skin, itching, swollen red
areas of the skin, sometimes with shortness of breath or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat
or face. Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported
• breathing problems, these are more likely if you have experienced them before when taking other
painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
• stomach upsets, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
• tingling or coolness of the skin
• allergic reactions such as skin rash, breathing difficulties stomach pain or discomfort
• liver problems
• a faster or slower heart beat
• eye disorders
• problems or pain passing water.
Very rarely (affecting less than 1 in 10,000 people), the following side effects can happen:
• you may become more prone to bleeding, bruising, fever and infections, such as sore throat and
ulcers, due to changes in your blood.
If you have previously experienced an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) when taking decongestants,
appetite suppressant and stimulants, you may be at increased risk of developing an allergic reaction
when taking this product.
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 this medicine
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 30°C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and sachet. The expiry
date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What this medicine contains
Each 4.4 g sachet contains the active ingredients: paracetamol 500 mg, guaifenesin 200 mg and
phenylephrine hydrochloride 10 mg.
The other ingredients are: sucrose, citric acid (E330), tartaric acid (E334), sodium cyclamate (E952),
sodium citrate (E331), acesulfame potassium (E950), aspartame (E951), powdered menthol flavour
[contains natural menthol, corn maltodextrin and arabic gum (E414) ], lemon flavour [contains
flavouring preparation, natural flavouring substance, corn maltodextrin, arabic gum E414, sodium
citrate E331, citric acid E330 and butylated hydroxyanisole E320 (0.01%)], lemon juice flavour
[contains flavouring preparation, natural flavouring substance(s), maltodextrin, modified starch
E1450 and butylated hydroxyanisole E320 (0.03%)], quinoline yellow (E104).
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What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack
Each 4.4g sachet contains off-white powder
This pack contains of 5, 6 or 10 sachets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The manufacturer is Wrafton Laboratories Limited, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, UK.
MA Holder: Wrafton Laboratories Limited, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, UK.
Text Revised: February 2017

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