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Care Cold & Flu Relief 200mg/5mg

Relieves the symptoms of cold and flu

Care Cold and Flu Relief tablets work to relieve symptoms of cold and flu with associated congestion, including aches and pains, headache, fever, sore throat, blocked nose and sinuses.

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Relieves symptoms of cold and flu
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Suitable for 12+
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16 Tablets

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Cold & Flu Relief 200mg/5mg Film Coated Tablets. For the relief of symptoms of cold and flu with associated congestion, including aches and pains, headache, fever, sore throat, blocked nose and sinuses. Contains Ibuprofen and Phenylephrine hydrochloride. Always read the label.

Directions for use

For oral administration and short-term use only.

Recommended dose and dosage Schedule

Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years: The lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest duration necessary to relieve/control symptoms and minimise undesirable effects (see section 4 of the Patient Information Leaflet). You should consult a doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, or if the medicinal product is required for more than 10 days.

Two tablets every 8 hours. Leave at least 4 hours between doses and do not exceed six tablets in any 24 hour period.

Children: Not to be given to children under 12 years.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

 

Self Care Advice

To help you get better more quickly when you have a cold:

  • rest and sleep
  • keep warm
  • drink plenty of water (fruit juice or squash mixed with water is OK) to avoid dehydration
  • gargle salt water to soothe a sore throat

FAQs

What are symptoms of a cold?

Cold symptoms come on gradually and can include:
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Coughs
  • Sneezing
  • A raised temperature

What’s the difference between cold and flu?

Colds appear gradually and affects mainly the nose and throat. You will feel unwell but it's OK to carry on as normal, for example, work. Flu – Appears quickly within a few hours, affects more than just the nose and throat, makes people feel exhausted and too unwell to carry on as normal.  

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults, the elderly, and children over 12 years.

DO NOT TAKE IF YOU:

  • Have ever had a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding
  • are allergic to ibuprofen (or anything else in this medicine), aspirin or other related painkillers
  • are taking other NSAID painkillers
  • are taking aspirin with a daily dose above 75mg
  • are in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Use of this medicine should be avoided in the first 6 months of pregnancy unless your doctor advises otherwise. Medicines can affect the unborn baby.
  • have an overactive thyroid
  • are taking or have taken a class of antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIs) within 14 days

Did you know?

If you are taking other medicine, check the patient information leaflet to see if they can be taken together, and if in doubt talk to your healthcare professional.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/common-cold/