- dextromethorphan hydrobromide
- promethazine hydrochloride
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Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
(Paracetamol 1000 mg/20 ml, Promethazine Hydrochloride 20 mg/20 ml, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15 mg/20 ml)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription, however, you still need to take Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution carefully to get the best results from it.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution is and what it is used for
2. What you need to do before you take Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
3. How to take Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT BOOTS NIGHT COLD & FLU RELIEF ORAL SOLUTION IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution provides night time relief from cold and flu symptoms consisting of headache, shivers, sore throat pain, runny nose, tickly cough, aches and pains. It contains paracetamol to reduce fever, promethazine to dry up a runny nose, aids restful sleep and dextromethorphan which relieves a dry irritating tickly cough.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU TAKE BOOTS NIGHT COLD & FLU RELIEF ORAL SOLUTION
Do not take Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
Do not take with any other paracetamol containing products.
Do not take with any other flu, cold or decongestant product.
Warnings and Precautions
Tell your doctor if you:
If you do not get better, talk to your doctor.
Other medicines and Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, even medicines obtained without a prescription.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking medicines which:
Do not consume alcoholic drinks while you are taking Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution.
Promethazine may interfere with pregnancy tests to produce false results.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicines during pregnancy. If necessary, Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution can be used during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. You should use the lowest possible dose that reduces your pain and/or fever and use it the shortest time possible. Contact your doctor if the pain and/or fever are not reduced or if your need to take the medicine more often.
Driving and using machines
This medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure whether it is safe for you to drive while taking this medicine. There is further information for patients who are intending to drive in the UK – go to https://www.gov.uk/drug-driving-law.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution
The medicinal product contains:
3. HOW TO TAKE BOOTS NIGHT COLD & FLU RELIEF ORAL SOLUTION
Always use the measuring cup supplied with the pack. Shake the bottle before use. Always take the product exactly as directed. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose is:
Adults and children of 16 years and over: One 20 ml dose to be taken just before going to bed.
Children aged 12 to 15 years: A 10 ml to 15 ml dose to be taken just before going to bed.
Children under 12: Do not give to children under 12 years of age.
Elderly: Dose as for ‘Adults’ above.
Do not take anything else containing paracetamol while taking this medicine. Do not take with any other flu, cold or decongestant product. If you have taken other paracetamol containing products during the day, this night time dose is considered as part of the maximum daily dose and should not be taken if you have already taken four doses of paracetamol during the day. Only take one dose of Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution per night. Do not take for any longer than 3 days. Carers should be aware that this medicine should not be given to elderly patients with confusion. The elderly are more likely to develop adverse effects including confusion with this medicine.
Do not take more medicine than the label tells you to. If you take more Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution 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.
Also seek immediate medical advice if you take other paracetamol-containing medicines by mistake.
If you forget to take Boots Night Relief Oral Solution:
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medical help:
Stop taking Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution immediately
If you experience any of the following stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor:
Other effects which may occur include:
Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.
Reporting of side effects
If you get 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 BOOTS NIGHT COLD & FLU RELIEF ORAL SOLUTION
Do not store above 25˚C. Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Store in the original container and keep the bottle in the outer carton (in order to protect from light). Do not use after one month from first opening.
Do not use Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution after the expiry date which is stated on the label or carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Each 20 ml of Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution contains:
What Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution looks like and contents of the pack:
Boots Night Cold & Flu Relief Oral Solution is a clear green, mint flavoured sugar-free solution, available in 200 ml clear glass bottles with child resistant caps. A measuring cup is provided.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
This leaflet was last updated in: May 2019
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