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<h2>What is Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu Lemon</h2> <p>Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu Lemon Sachets are used for the relief of symptoms of aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, fatigue, drowsiness, and raised body temperature that occurs with the common cold and influenza. The active ingredients in Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu Lemon Sachets are paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride. The sachets contain a powder with the medicine which is then mixed with hot water to make a lemon-flavoured pleasant drink.</p> <h3>How does Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu work?</h3> <p>Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu Sachets contain the active ingredients paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride, which are effective against the symptoms of colds and influenza. They provide relief for aches and pains, sore throats, nasal congestion, and headaches, as well as lowering the temperature when there is a fever.</p> <p>Paracetamol works against pain such as headache, and it also reduces high temperature. It acts as a pain reliever by reducing the release of prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandins are responsible for making nerve endings sensitive and thus causing pain, a signal to the body that the area affects needs to be repaired, presumably preventing it from further harm. The decrease of these chemicals in the body means that we feel less pain. In the brain, paracetamol acts on the heat-regulating hypothalamus to reduce the temperature.</p> <p>Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which relieves stuffy noses and reduces swelling of the nasal passages by causing the vessels there to constrict, thus also reducing the pressure in the sinuses that may be causing the headache. It also reduces the production of mucus. Phenylephrine hydrochloride can also have a stimulant effect, and this will help with fatigue.</p> <h3>How long do I take Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu for before I notice a difference?</h3> <p>Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu Sachets will start working from the very first dose, and you may notice a difference within an hour of taking the first sachet. You may need to take the sachets for around 3 days before the symptoms of the common cold subside. If your symptoms are the same or get worse after 3 days, you should consult your doctor. If your fever is not relieved by this medicine, you should still consult your doctor to check whether you need a different treatment, or to take something in conjunction with this medicine.</p> <h3>How effective Is Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu?</h3> <p>Lemsip Max Cold &amp; Flu Sachets contain the active ingredients paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride, which are effective against the symptoms of colds and influenza. They provide relief for aches and pains, sore throats, nasal congestion, and headaches, as well as lowering the temperature when there is a fever.</p> <p>Paracetamol works against pain such as headache, and it also reduces high temperature. Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which relieves stuffy noses and reduces swelling of the nasal passages, thus also reducing the pressure in the sinuses that may be causing the headache. It also reduces the production of mucus. Phenylephrine hydrochloride can also have a stimulant effect, and this will help with fatigue.</p>

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What is Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Lemon

Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Lemon Sachets are used for the relief of symptoms of aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, fatigue, drowsiness, and raised body temperature that occurs with the common cold and influenza. The active ingredients in Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Lemon Sachets are paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride. The sachets contain a powder with the medicine which is then mixed with hot water to make a lemon-flavoured pleasant drink.

How does Lemsip Max Cold & Flu work?

Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Sachets contain the active ingredients paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride, which are effective against the symptoms of colds and influenza. They provide relief for aches and pains, sore throats, nasal congestion, and headaches, as well as lowering the temperature when there is a fever.

Paracetamol works against pain such as headache, and it also reduces high temperature. It acts as a pain reliever by reducing the release of prostaglandins in the body. Prostaglandins are responsible for making nerve endings sensitive and thus causing pain, a signal to the body that the area affects needs to be repaired, presumably preventing it from further harm. The decrease of these chemicals in the body means that we feel less pain. In the brain, paracetamol acts on the heat-regulating hypothalamus to reduce the temperature.

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which relieves stuffy noses and reduces swelling of the nasal passages by causing the vessels there to constrict, thus also reducing the pressure in the sinuses that may be causing the headache. It also reduces the production of mucus. Phenylephrine hydrochloride can also have a stimulant effect, and this will help with fatigue.

How long do I take Lemsip Max Cold & Flu for before I notice a difference?

Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Sachets will start working from the very first dose, and you may notice a difference within an hour of taking the first sachet. You may need to take the sachets for around 3 days before the symptoms of the common cold subside. If your symptoms are the same or get worse after 3 days, you should consult your doctor. If your fever is not relieved by this medicine, you should still consult your doctor to check whether you need a different treatment, or to take something in conjunction with this medicine.

How effective Is Lemsip Max Cold & Flu?

Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Sachets contain the active ingredients paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride, which are effective against the symptoms of colds and influenza. They provide relief for aches and pains, sore throats, nasal congestion, and headaches, as well as lowering the temperature when there is a fever.

Paracetamol works against pain such as headache, and it also reduces high temperature. Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which relieves stuffy noses and reduces swelling of the nasal passages, thus also reducing the pressure in the sinuses that may be causing the headache. It also reduces the production of mucus. Phenylephrine hydrochloride can also have a stimulant effect, and this will help with fatigue.

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How should I take Lemsip Max Cold & Flu?

Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Lemon Sachets should be made into a hot drink by adding hot water into a mug and stirring to dissolve completely. It can be sweetened with sugar, honey, or sweetener. It can also be cooled by the addition of some cold water.

This medicine should not be used in those under 16 years of age.

In adults, the elderly, and adolescents over 16 years, one sachet should be used up to a maximum of every 4-6 hours as required, depending on whether the symptoms are persisting. The maximum consumption in 24 hours is of 4 sachets.

Side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine may cause adverse events or side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Serious skin reactions have been reported at a frequency of fewer than 1 in 10,000.

Other side effects, whose frequency is not known, have included blood disorders. For example, a decrease in the number of blood platelets noted by easily bleeding or getting bruised or a reduction in white and red blood cells which might make infections occur more easily.

There may also be adverse reactions in the stomach, such as nausea, vomiting, and stomach aches. There may be difficulty in urinating, especially in males.

Speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

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