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TheraFlu Cold & Cough Hot Liquid (Novartis Consumer)

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    Active Ingredients

    (in each packet):                                       Purpose:


      650 mg                                                       Pain reliever/Fever reducer

    Chlorpheniramine maleate

      4 mg                                                          Antihistamine

    Dextromethorphan HBr

      20 mg                                                       Cough suppressant

    Pseudoephedrine HCl

      60 mg                                                       Nasal decongestant

    Uses:    temporarily relieves: · headache · sneezing · runny nose · minor aches and pains · itchy nose or throat · itchy, watery eyes due to hay fever · minor sore throat pain · nasal and sinus congestion · cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation


    Alcohol Warning:    If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take acetaminophen or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Acetaminophen may cause liver damage.

    Do not use · if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

    · with any other product containing acetaminophen (see Overdose Warning )

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    heart disease · high blood pressure · thyroid disease · diabetes · glaucoma · a breathing problem such as emphysema, asthma, or chronic bronchitis · trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland · cough that occurs with smoking, too much phlegm (mucus) or chronic cough that lasts

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

    When using this product · do not take more than directed · avoid alcoholic drinks · may cause marked drowsiness· alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness · be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery · excitability may occur, especially in children

    Stop use and ask a doctor if · nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs

    • pain, cough or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
    • redness or swelling is present
    • new symptoms occur
    • sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting
    • cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health care professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Overdose Warning:    Taking more than the recommended dose can cause serious health problems, including serious liver damage. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.


    • do not use more than directed (see Overdose Warning)
    • take every 4-6 hours; not to exceed 4 packets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
    • adults and children 12 years of age and over: dissolve contents of one packet into 6 oz. hot water. Sip while hot. Consume entire drink within 10-15 minutes.
    • children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor
      Sweeten to taste if desired.
      If using a microwave, add contents of one packet to 6 oz. of cool water; stir briskly before and after heating. Do not overheat.

    Other Information:

    • each packet contains: sodium 19 mg
    • Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine 13 mg per adult dose
    • store at controlled room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F)

    How Supplied:    6 packets

    Inactive Ingredients:    acesulfame K, aspartame, citric acid, D&C yellow 10, flavors, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, sodium citrate, sucrose, tribasic calcium phosphate

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