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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Cold and Flu Tablets

Works by

Relieving cold and flu symptoms

Active Ingredient

Paracetamol, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine hydrochloride, Caffeine

Effective within

Typically 15-30 minutes

Generic

No

Side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Nervousness, Sleep disturbances

Medication details

Description
Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s are designed to provide relief from the symptoms associated with colds and flu. Available in a pack of 16 tablets, this over-the-counter medicine can be found in most UK pharmacies. It is a trusted choice for individuals seeking effective relief from common cold and flu symptoms.
Directions

To maximize the benefits of Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s, follow these directions carefully:
Dosage: Adults and children aged 12 years and over should take one tablet every four to six hours as needed. Do not exceed four tablets in 24 hours.
Do Not Crush: Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not chew or crush the tablet.
Duration: If your symptoms persist for more than seven days, consult a healthcare professional. Do not use this product for extended periods without medical advice.
Children and Adolescents: Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets are not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Adolescents aged 12 to 18 should follow the adult dosage instructions.

Ingredients

Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s contain the following active ingredients per tablet:

Paracetamol (500mg): An analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer).
Guaifenesin (100mg): An expectorant that helps loosen mucus and phlegm.
Phenylephrine hydrochloride (6.1mg): A decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion.
Caffeine (25mg): A mild stimulant that helps combat drowsiness.

Inactive Ingredients

Microcrystalline cellulose
Croscarmellose sodium
Magnesium stearate
Colloidal anhydrous silica
Stearic acid
Hypromellose
Polyethylene glycol
Carnauba wax
Purified talc

Side Effects

While Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s are generally well-tolerated, they may cause certain side effects in some individuals. Common side effects include:
Nausea
Vomiting
Headache
Nervousness or restlessness
Sleep disturbances
If any of these side effects become severe or persist, discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional.

Warnings

Before using Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s, take note of the following warnings:
Allergies: Do not take these tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have had a previous allergic reaction to cold and flu medications.
Medical Conditions: If you have any underlying medical conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.
Alcohol: Avoid consuming alcohol while taking these tablets, as alcohol can interact with the medication and increase the risk of side effects.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare professional before using Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s.
Other Medications: Inform your healthcare provider about any other medications or supplements you are taking, as they may interact with the ingredients in these tablets.
Driving and Operating Machinery: These tablets may cause drowsiness or restlessness. Use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery, especially when experiencing these side effects.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on 5 oct 2023, 14:45

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FAQs

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Can I take Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s with other medications or supplements?

To ensure your safety, consult a healthcare professional before combining this medication with any other drugs or dietary supplements, as interactions may occur.

Is Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals?

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, it is crucial to seek advice from a healthcare professional before using this product to ensure it is safe for you and your baby.

How soon can I expect relief after taking Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s?

Typically, these tablets provide relief within 15-30 minutes of consumption. However, individual responses may vary based on factors like metabolism and the severity of symptoms.

What should I do if I accidentally miss a dose of Beechams All in One Cold and Flu Tablets 16s?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not double the dose to make up for a missed one. Follow the recommended dosing schedule.

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