Care Decongestant Oral Liquid


Care Decongestant Oral Liquid

(pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)

Important information about Care Decongestant

Oral Liquid

•    This medicine relieves congestion in the nose, sinus and upper chest.

•    It can be used by adults, the elderly and children over 12 years.

Do not give____

•    To children under 12 years.

•    To anyone who is allergic to the ingredients listed. See section 6.

•    With other cough and cold medicines.

Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use

this medicine. It includes other information

which might be especially important for you.

•    Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

•    Ask your pharmacist if you need any more information or advice.

•    If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1.    What the medicine is for

Care Decongestant Oral Liquid is an oral solution for the relief of nose, sinus and upper chest congestion. It contains pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which works to restrict blood vessels, reduces swelling and production of mucous and so relieves congestion.

2.    Before you use this medicine

Do not use the medicine if you have....

• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.

• Taken medicine for depression (monoamine oxidase inhibitors/MAOIs) within the last two weeks.

• Severe kidney problems.

• Heart disease.

• Circulation problems.

• High blood pressure.

• Diabetes.

• An overactive thyroid gland.

• Glaucoma (raised pressure inside the eyeball).

• Taken other cough and cold medicines including oral decongestants or nasal sprays. • Taken beta-blockers.

• Phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour of the adrenal glands).

• Or you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

• Do not give to children under 12 years.

( (( Talk to your doctor if you have..

• Bladder problems.

• Prostate problems.

• Mild kidney problems.

• Severe liver disease.

A Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking..

• Medicines to reduce your appetite.

• Medicines which stimulate the nervous system, eg. amphetamines (used to treat Narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

• Medicines which lower your blood pressure.

• Medicines for mental illness.

• Antidepressants including moclobemide.

• Beta-blockers for a heart condition.

• Cardiac glycosides (eg. digoxin, digitoxin).

• Rasagiline or Selegiline for Parkinson's disease. • Ergotamine or methysergide for migraine relief. • Aproclonidine for glaucoma.

• Quinidine for irregular heartbeat.

• Kaolin and aluminium hydroxide (antacids).

• The antibiotic Furazolidone.

• If you go into hospital, tell the doctor you are using Care Decongestant Oral Liquid as it may affect some hospital medicines and anaesthetics.

A Pregnant or breastfeeding..

Care Decongestant Oral Liquid should not be used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

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A Important information about some of the ingredients

• This medicine contains 1.9 vol% ethanol (alcohol), i.e up to 154mg per dose, equivalent to 4ml beer or 2ml of wine per dose. Harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. To be taken into account in pregnant or breastfeeding women, children and high-risk groups such as people with liver disease and epilepsy.

• It contains parahydroxybenzoates, sunset yellow dye and amaranth dye which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

3. How to use this medicine

Take this medicine by mouth.

Use the spoon provided to measure 5ml.

©Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years

Two 5ml spoonfuls three times a day.

^3 Children under 12 years

Do not give to children under 12 years.


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If you accidentally take too much, see a doctor stradhtaway. Take thep ack with you to show which medicine youhave swallowed.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Care Decongestant Oral Liquid can have side effects, although these don't affect everyone.

Important side effects:

If you think you have any of the following side effects or symptoms, stop using this medicine immediately and see a doctor as soon as possible.

•    Allergic reactions which may cause difficulty in breathing, fever, swelling of the mouth, lips or skin, severe rashes, itching or stomach pain.

Other possible side effects are:

•    Hallucinations.

•    Restlessness.

•    Unable to sleep or disturbed sleep.

•    Feeling sick or being sick.

•    Headache.

•    Skin rashes, lumps and red skin patches.

•    Feeling anxious, irritable or excited.

•    Glaucoma (raised pressure in the eyeball).

•    Difficulty passing urine.

•    Abnormal or rapid heartbeat.

•    Palpitations.

•    High blood pressure.

•    Poor circulation e.g. cold feet or hands.

•    Tre mdling.

•    Dry mouth.

•    Rarely, mental disorders.

If you noticethese or any other side effect not included above, stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you what to do. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5.    Storing this medicine

•    Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.

•    Do not store above 25°C.

•    Protect from light.

•    Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

•    Medicine should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of any unused medicine. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6.    Further information

What is in this medicine

The active ingredient per 5ml is:

pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30mg.

The other ingredients are: citric acid monohydrate, sodium methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E219), sodium ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E215), sodium propyl parahydroxybenzoate, ethanol, amaranth dye (E123), sunset yellow dye (E110), carmellose sodium, saccharin sodium, menthol, condensed milk flavour, orange flavour, glycerol (E422), purified water.

What the medicine looks like

Care Decongestant Oral Liquid is a thick deep orange coloured liquid. It is supplied in 100ml bottles.

Marketing authorisation holder and manufacturer

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,

HD7 5QH, UK.

This leaflet was revised in October 2013