- pseudoephedrine hydrochloride
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Boots Cold and Flu Relief with Ibuprofen
Information for the user
Boots Cold & Flu Relief with Ibuprofen
(Ibuprofen, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains Ibuprofen and Pseudoephedrine. Ibuprofen relieves pain and reduces fever. Pseudoephedrine relieves nasal congestion.
It can be used to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu including congestion, aches and pains, headache, fever, sore throat, blocked noses and sinuses.
Before you take this medicine
This medicine can be taken by adults and children of 12 years and over. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take:
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
Breastfeeding: You can use this medicine.
Women of childbearing age: If you take this medicine, it may reduce your ability to become pregnant. This effect will be reversed when you stop the medicine.
Information about some of the ingredients: The colour sunset yellow (E110) may cause allergic reactions.
If you take other medicines
Before you take these tablets, make sure that you tell your doctor or pharmacist about ANY other medicines you might be using at the same time. Boots Cold and Flu Relief with Ibuprofen may affect or be affected by some other medicines. For example:
Some other medicines may also affect or be affected by the treatment of Boots Cold and Flu Relief with Ibuprofen. You should therefore always seek advice of your doctor or pharmacist before you can use this medicine with any other medicines, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.
How to take this medicine
Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take that tablet.
Adults and children of 12 years and over: Take two tablets to start with. After that, take one or two tablets, every 4 hours, if you need to. Don’t take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.
Take the lowest amount for the shortest possible time to relieve your symptoms.
Swallow each tablet with water.
Do not give to children under 12 years.
Do not take more than the amount recommended above.
If your symptoms worsen at any time, talk to your doctor.
If your symptoms do not go away within 7 days, talk to your doctor.
If you take more tablets than you should: If you have taken more tablets than you should, or if children have taken the medicine by accident always contact a doctor or nearest hospital to get an opinion on the risk and advice on action to be taken.
The symptoms can include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting (may be blood streaked), headache, ringing in the ears, confusion and shaky eye movement. At high doses, drowsiness, chest pain, palpitations, loss of consciousness, convulsions (mainly in children), weakness and dizziness, blood in urine, cold body feeling, and breathing problems have been reported.
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
If you are elderly you may be more likely to have some of these side effects.
If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the tablets. See a doctor at once:
If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or 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 on this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original package.
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton or on the foil edge.
What is in this medicine
Each tablet contains Ibuprofen 200 mg and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 30 mg, which are the active ingredients.
As well as the active ingredients, the tablets also contain tricalcium phosphate, croscarmellose sodium, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, talc, sunset yellow (E110) quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171).
The pack contains 12 or 24 round orange tablets. They are marked with CF on one side.
Who makes this medicine
Manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder
Leaflet prepared May 2018
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