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ROBICOLD SINUS RELIEF 200 MG 30 MG TABLETS
Active substance(s): IBUPROFEN / PSEUDOEPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE
RobiCold Sinus Relief 200mg, 30mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
For oral administration and short term use only.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years of age: The minimum effective dose should be used for the
shortest time necessary to relieve symptoms.
The recommended dose is: 1 or 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as required. The tablets should be taken with water. Take only as
much as you need and leave at least 4 to 6 hours between each dose. Do not take more than 6 tablets in a 24 hour period.
If symptoms persist for more than 3 days, contact your doctor.
Do not give to children under 12 years of age.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take more RobiCold Sinus Relief than you should:
If you take too many tablets, contact your doctor or hospital immediately. Bring the remaining tablets with you to show the
doctor. Discontinue use in the case of accidental overdose.
If you forget to take RobiCold Sinus Relief
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Contains: Ibuprofen, Pseudoephedrine
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. 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 3 days.
What is in this leaflet
What RobiCold Sinus Relief is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you take RobiCold Sinus Relief
How to take RobiCold Sinus Relief
Possible side effects
How to store RobiCold Sinus Relief
Contents of the pack and other information
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You can reduce the chances of experiencing side effects by using the minimum dose required.
If you experience any of the following side effects then STOP taking this medicine immediately and contact
your doctor or pharmacist:
1. What RobiCold Sinus Relief is and what it is used for
RobiCold Sinus Relief is used for the relief of nasal/sinus congestion with headache, fever and pain associated with
the common cold and flu.
This medicine contains ibuprofen, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) which works by relieving pain
and reducing high temperature and fever. In addition, the tablets contain pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, a
decongestant, which helps clear the nasal passages and ease nasal congestion.
Only use this product if you have a blocked nose together with headache, pain and/or fever. Do not use it if you
have only one of the symptoms.
• bleeding of the stomach or bowel (vomiting blood or blood in faeces, black discolouration of faeces)
• severe headaches or headaches that are worse than usual
• heart attack
• fast heartbeat or palpitations
• allergic reaction to RobiCold Sinus Relief, signs include skin rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest,
swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
• blistering lesions on the skin or mucous membranes such as the inside of your mouth, signs include burning feeling,
with redness, blisters and ulcers
2. What you need to know before you take RobiCold Sinus Relief
Do not take RobiCold Sinus Relief if you:
• are allergic to or have previously experienced skin rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the
chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue on taking ibuprofen, aspirin, other NSAIDs, or any ingredients
contained in this product. See section 6.
• suffer from, or have suffered from stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding or perforation in the past.
• suffer from diabetes, prostate problems, thyroid disease, glaucoma or phaeochromocytoma (i.e. tumour on the
• have severe kidney disease (kidney failure), severe liver disease, heart disease, severe heart failure, high blood
pressure or circulatory problems (angina).
• are taking medicine for the treatment of depression called mono-amine oxidase inhibitors or tricyclic
anti-depressants (or if you have taken them in the past 14 days).
• have any other bleeding problems.
• have a history of stroke.
• are taking other NSAIDs, pain relievers, or decongestants.
• are under 12 years of age.
• are pregnant or breast feeding.
Warnings and precautions
Anti-inflammatory/pain-killer medicines like ibuprofen may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack
or stroke, particularly when used at high doses. Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking RobiCold Sinus Relief if you have or are:
• heart problems including heart failure, angina (chest pain), or if you have had a heart attack, bypass surgery,
peripheral artery disease (poor circulation in the legs or feet due to narrow or blocked arteries), or any kind of
stroke (including ‘mini-stroke’ or transient ischaemic attack “TIA”).
• high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, have a family history of heart disease or stroke, or if you are a
smoker. Any risk is more likely with high doses and prolonged treatment. Do not exceed the recommended dose
or duration of treatment.
• suffering from bleeding disorders.
• suffering from stomach ulcers or inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease).
• asthmatic, suffer from allergies.
• disease of the heart, kidney, liver or prostate.
• elderly – elderly people are more likely to experience unwanted side effects such as stomach bleeding
and perforation which may be fatal.
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) – an illness affecting the immune system causing joint pain, skin changes
and other problems.
• pregnant or breast feeding.
• Dehydrated 12-17 years old as there is a risk of kidney problems. Therefore ask a doctor before use if a
12-17 year old has not been drinking fluids or has lost fluids due to continuous vomiting or diarrhoea.
• behavioural problems such as feeling excited, agitated, anxious, restless or nervous
In addition to the above, the following side effects may occur during treatment.
• indigestion, stomach ache, feeling sick (nausea), vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, wind
• stomach ulcer
• not being able to sleep
• feeling drowsy or tired
• feeling dizzy or irritable
• problems with your sight
• headaches that do not go away
• breakouts on the skin (rash, itching)
• inflamed stomach or bowel, worsening of existing inflammatory bowel disease
• hypersensitivity such as wheezing and difficulty breathing in patients who have ever had bronchial asthma or allergic disease.
• kidney problems
• hearing disturbances (tinnitus)
• heart failure
• kidney failure
• high blood pressure
• sore or inflamed mouth
• inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis)
• narrowing of the gut (intestinal stricture)
• aseptic meningitis, worsening of infectious inflammations
• problems with your blood cells – you may be more likely to bruise or get infections
• liver problems including abnormal liver function, hepatitis or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
• chest pain
• dry mouth, feeling thirsty
• abnormal spasm, seizures
• spinning sensation (vertigo)
• haematocrit decreased and haemoglobin decreased
• seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
• skin rash, red or purple skin discolouration, fluid retention (oedema)
• passing urine less often, blood or protein in your urine (shown in tests)
Drinking alcohol should be avoided during treatment.
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride may cause a positive reaction in tests conducted during anti-doping checks.
Children and adolescents
RobiCold Sinus Relief is for use by adults and adolescents over 12 years of age. RobiCold Sinus Relief is not for
use in children younger than 12 years.
Other medicines and RobiCold Sinus Relief.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Do not use this medicine if you are:
• taking other NSAID painkillers.
• taking decongestants (nasal or oral)
• taking or have taken in the last two weeks drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase
• taking tricyclic antidepressants (used to treat depression).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:
• medicines that are anti-coagulants (i.e. thin blood/prevent clotting (e.g. warfarin, ticlopidine or
• medicines to reduce high blood pressure (e.g. ACE-inhibitors such as captopril, beta-blockers such as atenolol
medicines, angiotensin-II receptor antagonists such as losartan) or any water tablets (diuretics)
• cardiac glycosides such as digoxin (digitalis) or quinidine for a heart condition
• phenytoin (a medicine for epilepsy)
• lithium (used to treat mood disorders)
• methotrexate (used to treat arthritis)
• antacids (used to treat symptoms of stomach ulcers e.g. heartburn)
• cyclosporins (used to suppress the body’s immune system e.g. following a transplant)
• mifepristone (used in pregnancy terminations)
• quinolone antibiotics (used to treat a wide range of infections)
• tacrolimus (a transplant drug)
• medicines known as sulfonylureas such as glibenclamide (used to treat diabetes)
• corticosteroids (a type of anti-inflammatory drug e.g. hydrocortisone)
• selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs e.g. fluoxetine) (used to treat depression)
• aminoglycosides (e.g. gentamicin or amikacin) (used to treat infections)
• the antibacterial agent furazolidone (used to treat infections)
• zidovudine (used to treat HIV)
• guanethidine, reserpine or methyldopa (medicines for heart and circulation problems).
• sulfinpyrazone and probenecid (used to treat gout)
• potassium sparing diuretics (used to treat heart problems)
• ergot derivatives (medicines to treat migraines)
• dopamine receptor agonists (used to treat Parkinson's symptoms)
• heparins, Ginkgo biloba (treatment of blood clots)
If you are having an anaesthetic, stop treatment beforehand and inform the anaesthetist.
5. How to store RobiCold Sinus Relief
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not store above 25ºC.
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 RobiCold Sinus Relief contains?
The active substances are:
Each coated tablet contains 200mg Ibuprofen and 30mg Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are:
Maize starch, Pregelatinised starch (maize), Croscarmellose sodium, Colloidal anhydrous silica, Sodium laurilsulfate, Stearic
acid. The tablet coating contains: Sucrose, Microcrystalline cellulose, Carnauba wax, Shellac, Povidone, Acetylated
monoglyceride, Industrial methylated spirits, Titanium dioxide (E 171), Iron oxide (E 172), Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate
(E 218), Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E 216). Black printing ink contains shellac, iron oxide
(E 172), propylene glycol or shellac, iron oxide (E 172), propylene glycol and ammonium hydroxide.
What RobiCold Sinus Relief looks like and contents of the pack
The tablet is oval shaped, butterscotch coloured, sugar coated and imprinted with ‘200/30’ in black ink on one face. The
medicine is available only from your pharmacist in a pack size of 2, 4, 10, 12, 20 and 24. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ,
UK. 0333 555 2526 or email: carelineUK@pfizer.com.
Manufacturer: Pfizer Consumer Manufacturing Italy S.r.l., Via Nettunense 90, Aprilia, Italy.
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:
Belgium: Ibuprofen/Pseudoephedrine HCl Pfizer
Czech Republic: Robicold
Hungary: Advil Cold
Ireland: Advil Cold & Flu
Luxembourg: Ibuprofen/Pseudoephedrine HCl Pfizer
Poland: Advil Zatoki
UK: RobiCold Sinus Relief
This leaflet was last revised in: November 2015.
Component Travel Direction
Component Travel Direction
Some other medicines may also affect or be affected by the treatment of RobiCold Sinus Relief. You should
therefore always seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist before you use RobiCold Sinus Relief with other
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
This product should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medicines, NSAIDs, which may impair fertility in women. This effect is reversible
upon stopping the medicine. It is unlikely that Ibuprofen, used occasionally, will affect your chances of becoming
pregnant, however tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you have problems becoming pregnant.
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects on driving or on use of machines. RobiCold Sinus Relief may cause side effects such
as dizziness, hallucinations, unusual headaches and visual or hearing disturbances in some people.
If you are affected by any of these side effects it is best not to drive or use machinery.
RobiCold Sinus Relief contains sodium, sucrose, methyl parahydroxybenzoate and propyl
• each coated tablet contains less than 23mg sodium per dose, and so is essentially sodium free
• if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product, as it contains sucrose
• this product contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 216) which may
cause allergic reaction (possibly delayed).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 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.