Beechams Powders ( 20 sachets)


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Product Description

What are Beechams Powders and what are they used for

Beechams Powders provide relief from cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat pain,
headache, feverishness and aches and pains. It also provides relief of mild to moderate
pain including migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat, period pain and rheumatic pain.


How to take Beechams Powders

Mix the powder with a little water and stir before drinking.

Adults and children aged 16 years and over: One powder every 3 to 4 hours as needed.
Do not take more than 6 powders in 24 hours.
Do not use for more than 10 days for pain relief (or more than 3 days for fever).

If symptoms persist see your doctor.
If you take more than the recommended dose seek medical advice immediately.

Do Not Take

• if you are allergic to aspirin or salicylates,caffeine, any other medicines known as
NSAIDs or to any other ingredients
• if you have had an allergic reaction after taking ibuprofen or aspirin.

lowering treatments (ACE inhibitors); oral hypoglycaemics (to lower blood glucose) or
medicines for treating gout such as probenecid or sulfinpyrazone; ibuprofen or other painkillers
known as NSAIDs (e.g. diclofenac); SSRI antidepressants (such as fluoxetine); treatments
for epilepsy (such as phenytoin or valproate); beta-blockers (e.g. atenolol); acetazolamide; if
you are taking any water tablets (diuretics) or steroid hormones (corticosteroids); antacids; or
have an intolerance to some sugars.

Do not take Beechams Powders if you are pregnant or breast feeding, except on medical

Like all medicines, Beechams Powders can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you experience any of these effects then
STOP taking this medicine immediately and contact your doctor or pharmacist:

• Stomach ulceration or perforation: Symptoms could include severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. People with sensitive stomachs
may suffer stomach irritation and may experience bleeding (you may pass blood in your stools, or vomit blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds).

Severe allergic reactions: Symptoms could include difficulty breathing, skin rash or swollen facial features, or tightening of the chest or
asthma attacks in those sensitive to aspirin.

• Occasionally the blood does not clot well, which may result in bruising or bleeding, or yellowing of the skin and eyes may
occur. Other side effects may include lethargy, weakness, shortness of breath, and generalised swelling or water retention, ringing in your ears or temporary hearing loss.
• High caffeine intake can result in nervousness
and dizziness.

Patient Information Leaflet