What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

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Boots Cold & Flu Relief Powders Lemon Flavour

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Boots Cold & Flu Relief Powders

LEMON FLAVOUR

(Paracetamol)

  • Effective relief from headache, fever, aches & pains
  • Contains Vitamin C

10 sachets

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

This medicine contains Paracetamol, an analgesic and antipyretic, to relieve pain and reduce fever. It can be used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu such as aches and pains and to reduce a fever.

Before you take this medicine

Contains Paracetamol

Do not take with anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine.

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.

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains sucrose)

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

  • If you have severe kidney or liver problems (including a disease caused by drinking alcohol)
  • If you take other medicines – metoclopramide or domperidone (for feeling sick or being sick), colestyramine (for reducing blood fat levels), warfarin or other blood thinners
  • If you are on a low salt (sodium) diet (each sachet contains 140 mg of sodium)
  • If you are pregnant
    You can take this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
    Each sachet contains 2.7 g sucrose. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes.

How to take this medicine

Check the sachet is not broken before use. If it is, do not take that sachet.

Empty the contents of one sachet into a beaker or tumbler. Fill with freshly boiled water and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool and then drink the solution.

For adults and children of 12 years and over:

  • Take one sachet, dissolved in water every 4 hours, if you need to.
  • Don’t take more than 4 sachets in any 24 hours. Possible side effects

Do not give to children under 12 years.

Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to.

Do not take this medicine for more than 3 days, unless your doctor tells you to.

If you do not get better, talk to your doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the medicine. See a doctor at once:

  • Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)
  • Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.

If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:

  • Other allergic reactions (e.g. skin rash)
  • Unusual bruising or infections such as sore throat – this may be a sign of very rare changes in the blood

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 carton. 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.

Do not store above 25°C.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the sachet edge or on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredient

Each 5 g sachet of powder for oral solution contains Paracetamol 650 mg.

Also contains: sucrose, sodium citrate, citric acid, tartaric acid, sodium cyclamate, ascorbic acid, starch, natural colour (E100), spray dried lemon juice, lemon aroma.

PL 03105/0069

Text prepared 12/14

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

by the Marketing Authorisation holder

Bell Sons & Co (Druggists) Ltd
Gifford House
Southport
PR9 9AL

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.