SUPERDRUG HOT LEMON COLD RELIEF POWDER
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.
These sachets are used for the relief of the
symptoms of colds and flu.
2. Is this medicine suitable for you?
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to paracetamol or any of the
• suffer from kidney or liver problems,
including alcoholic liver disease
• have alcohol dependence.
Please see your doctor or pharmacist
before taking this medicine if you:
• are pregnant or breastfeeding
• have diabetes
• have an intolerance to some sugars.
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 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.
Do not take anything else containing
paracetamol while taking this medicine.
Information about some of the
ingredients in this medicine:
Contains sucrose (sugar) 2.72 g 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.
Each sachet contains 140 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 250ml (8 fluid oz) of hot, but not
boiling, water. Stir until dissolved, and allow to
cool to a drinkable temperature.
Please turn over ➥
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you
to. If you do not get better, talk to your doctor.
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:
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
Do not use this medicinal product for more
than 3 days without seeing your doctor.
5. How to store your medicine
Adults and children aged 12 years and
over: 1 sachet, every 4 hours, as required.
Do not take more than 4 sachets (4 doses) in
any 24 hour period. Leave at least 4 hours
Do not give to children under 12 years.
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
• mouth sores
• difficulty breathing
• you may become more prone to bleeding,
bruising, fever and infections, such as sore
throat and ulcers, due to changes in your
• Nausea, sudden weight loss, loss of
appetite and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
printed on the pack.
Store in a dry place below 25°C.
6. What is in this medicine?
Each 5 g sachet of off-white powder, taken as
a hot lemon drink, contains the active
ingredient: paracetamol 650 mg.
The other ingredients are: ascorbic acid
(Vitamin C), sucrose, sodium citrate, tartaric
acid, citric acid, tapioca starch, lemon flavour,
lemon juice, sodium cyclamate and colour
This product is available in a pack size of 10
7. Who makes this medicine?
The Marketing Authorisation holder and
manufacturer is Wrafton Laboratories Limited,
Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, UK.
Text revised: January 2016.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency