COLDS & FLU.
What Beechams Powders do.
Beechams Powders are specially formulated for fast and effective relief from cold and flu symptoms.
These symptoms include headache, feverishness, aches and pains. The powder also provides relief from mild to moderate pain including migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat pain, period pain, rheumatic pain and muscular aches and pains.
The powder contains two active ingredients. Aspirin belongs to a family of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This group of medicine relieves pain, reduces inflammation and lowers temperature when you have a fever. Caffeine acts as a mild stimulant.
Packs of Beechams Powders contain 10 or 20 powder wraps.
Beechams is a registered trade mark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.
Check before you take Beechams Powders.
Do not take Beechams Powders:
If you are allergic to aspirin, caffeine or to any of the other ingredients.
If you have ever had a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding of the stomach.
If you have blood clotting disorders (haemophilia).
If you are under 16 years.
Take special care with Beechams Powders.
There is a possible association between aspirin and Reye's syndrome when given to children under 16 years. Reye's syndrome is a very rare disease which affects the brain and liver and can be fatal.
Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
If you suffer from asthma, allergic disease, kidney or liver problems.
If you are taking any prescribed medicines; particularly methotrexate; blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants); oral hypoglycaemics (to lower blood glucose) or medicines for treating gout.
If you have been told by your doctor you have an intolerance to some sugars.
How to take Beechams Powders.
Mix the powder with a little water and stir before drinking.
Adults, children 16 years and over: One powder to be taken every 3 to 4 hours as needed.
Do not take more than 6 powders in 24 hours. If you symptoms persist, see your doctor.
Possible side effects.
Aspirin can cause asthma attacks, tightening of the chest or other allergic reactions. 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).
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more than the recommended dose contact your doctor.
Do not use this medicine after the 'EXP' date shown on the pack.
How to store Beechams Powders.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
Active ingredients Each powder contains Aspirin 600 mg and Caffeine 50 mg
Other ingredients Lactose, Maize Starch, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Saccharin Sodium, Sodium Cyclamate
And Spice Flavour
For further information about Lactose please see the 'Check before you take Beechams Powders' section