Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief Day/Night 16 Capsules
- Congestion & Headache Relief
- Active Ingredients: Paracetamol /Caffeine /Phenylephrine
- Next Day Delivery Available
Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief Capsules help relieve the symptoms of colds and flu, including stuffy noses, headache, sore throat, fever, aches and pains. The Day capsules can also relieve tiredness and drowsiness.
What is Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief
Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief Day & Night Capsules are used for the relief of symptoms associated with colds and flu, including stuffy nose, headache, fever, sore throat, aches and pains. The Day Capsules can also relieve tiredness and drowsiness. The Night Capsules contain paracetamol, an analgesic and antipyretic which helps to relieve pain and fever and phenylephrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant to reduce swelling in the passages of the nose to help you breathe more easily. The Day Capsules contain paracetamol and phenylephrine hydrochloride (as above) but also contain caffeine, which provides relief from fatigue (tiredness) associated with colds and flu. Caffeine can also increase pain relief from paracetamol. This medicine is for use in adults, the elderly and children aged 16 years and over
Before you use Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use this medicine:
- If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients
- If you have severe heart disease or cardiovascular disorder(s)
- If you have high blood pressure
- If you have an overactive thyroid gland
- If you have a history of stomach ulcers
- If you are taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, drugs for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief Day & Night Capsules
How to take Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief
Adults, the elderly and children aged 16 years and over Day time: 2 red / yellow Day Capsules every 4 – 6 hours, up to 3 times a day. Night time: 2 dark blue / light blue Night Capsules to be taken at night.
Leave at least 4 to 6 hours between doses
- Do not take more than 6 Day Capsules and 2 Night capsules (4 doses) in 24 hours
- Do not take for more than 3 days, unless advised by your doctor
- If you do not get better, talk to your doctor
- The Day time capsules contain caffeine and so may disrupt sleep if taken at night
The active ingredients in Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief Day & Night Capsules are: Day Capsule: Paracetamol 500 mg, caffeine 25 mg and phenylephrine hydrochloride 6.1 mg per capsule. Night Capsule: Paracetamol 500 mg and phenylephrine hydrochloride 6.1 mg per capsule. Other ingredients are: Day Capsules: Maize starch, croscarmellose sodium, sodium laurilsulfate, magnesium stearate and talc. The capsule shell is made of gelatin and contains the colours quinoline yellow (E104), titanium dioxide (E171), patent blue V (E131) and erythrosine (E127). Night Capsules: Maize starch, croscarmellose sodium, sodium laurilsulfate, magnesium stearate and talc.The capsule shell is made of gelatin and contains the colours titanium dioxide (E171), erythrosine (E127) and indigo carmine (E132)
Sudafed Congestion & Headache Relief Day & Night
Capsules can have side-effects, like all medicines, although
these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
If you experience any of the following, stop using
the medicine and talk to your doctor:
■ Allergic reactions such as skin rash.
■ Raised blood pressure with headache, vomiting and
■ An increase or decrease in heart rate■ You may become more prone to bleeding, bruising, fever and infections, such as sore throat and ulcers,
due to changes in your blood. Other effects which may occur include: ■ Nausea.
■ Difficulty sleeping.
■ Tingling and coolness of the skin.
Very rare cases of serious skin reactions have been reported.