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