A cough medicine recommended by Julius.
Yesterday afternoon, he experienced a dry and almost non stop dry coughing. His conditioned improved a lot the day after. He handed me this powder pouch and told me that it was the secret behind his fast improvement.
The following are exact copy of what’s on the label. No copyright impingement intended. Just sharing what I read for public interest. Sentences after the double forward slashes [//] are my comments.
Tesco Flu-Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Powder for Oral Solutions.
For the symptomatic relief of colds and flu and chesty coughs, and the pain and congestion of sinusitis, including effective relief of aches and pains, headache, blocked nose, sore throat, chills, fever and to loosen stubborn phlegm.
5.2 g Sachet
// Paracetamol is for pain relief, Guaifenesin is expectorant and Phenylephrine is decongestant.
How to make: For oral use after dissolving the contents of the sachet in a standard mug of hot, but not boiling water (250 ml). Allow to cool to a drinkable temperature.
// The moisture vapor released by hot water also helps in easing the dry cough. It moisturize air passages thus making coughing easier.
Dosage: Adults, the elderly and children 12 years and over:
One sachet every four hours as required. Do not take more than four sachets (four doses) in any 24 hour period.
// I think, the phenylephrine is the factor which limit the intake frequency of this medicine. It has several contraindications. Search the web and see.
In closed box. Contains Paracetamol. Do not take with any paracetamol-containing products. Immediate medical advice should be sought in the event of an overdose, even if you feel well.
// I thought of Paracetamol as safe medicine! It intrigues me!
If you are taking medication or under medical care, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Do not take with other cold, flu or decongestant products. Do not used these sachets after the date shown on pack.
// After the date shown on pack is the expiry date, October, 2014.
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before you take these sachets.
// No leaflet handed to me. Sorry!
Keep all medicines out of reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Ingredients: Each sachet contains the active ingredients: paracetamol 1000 mg, guaifenesin 200 mg and phenylephrine hydrochloride 12.2 mg. Also contains sucrose, aspartame (E951) and sodium citrate (see leaflets for details).
// Other non active ingredients act as flavor enhancers and as preservative.
// The drug smelled like a mixture of orange juice, sugar and menthol.
MA Holder: Perrigo, Braunton, Devon EX33 2DL UK. PL12063/0104.