Do not take Beechams Max Strength All in One Capsules:
- if you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, guaifensis phenylephrine hydrochloride or to any of the other ingredients.
- If you have kidney or liver problems, including alcoholic liver disease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart diease.
- If you have phaeochromocytoma or glaucoma.
- If you are taking beta blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, or if you are taking or have taken in the last 2 weeks monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) prescribed for depression.
Do not take any other paracetamol-containing products.
Do not take with any other flu, cold or decongestant products or cough suppressants.
This product may cause dizziness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Ask your doctor before you take this medicine:
- If you have been told by the doctor you have intolerance to some sugars.
- If you have blood vessel disease, such as Raynaud's Phenomenon.
- If you have an enlarged prostate.
- If you have asthma or chronic cough.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are taking any prescribed medicines; particularly metocloproamide or domperidone (for nausea [feeling sick] or vomiting [being sick]) or ergotamine or methylsergide (for migrane) or colestyramine (to lower blood cholesterol) or drugs to lower blood pressure; appetite suppressants or stimulants; drugs to treat depression such as tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline) or heart disease (e.g. digoxin) or if you take blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants e.g. warfarin).
Talk to your doctor before taking this product if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Like all medicines, Beechams All in One Capsules can have side effects, but not everybody gets them. A small number of people have had side effects.
Stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
- Allergic reactions which may be severe such as skin rash and itching sometimes with swelling of the mouth or face or shortness of breath.
- Skin rash or peeling, or mouth ulcers.
- Breathing problems. These are more likely if you have experienced them before when taking other painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
- Unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Nausea, loss of appetitie and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
- Visual disturbances, This is rare but is more likely in those with glaucoma.
- Unusually fast pulse rate or a sensation of an unusually fast or irregular heartbeat.
- Difficulty passing water. This is more likely to occur in men with an enlarged prostate gland.
The following side effects may also occur. Tell your doctor if you get them:
- Raised blood pressure
- Difficulty sleeping
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.