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TheraFlu Severe Cold & Cough Hot Liquid (Novartis Consumer)

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    Active Ingredients

    (in each packet):                                 Purpose:


       1000 mg                                              Pain reliever/Chlorpheniramine maleate

       4 mg                                                    Antihistamine

    Dextromethorphan HBr

       30 mg                                                 Cough suppressant

    Pseudoephedrine HCl

       60 mg                                                 Nasal decongestant

    Uses:    temporarily relieves

    • headache · minor aches and pains
    • runny nose · sneezing · 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
    • temporarily reduces fever


    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 use 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 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 packet to 6 oz of cool water; stir briskly before and after heating. Do not overheat.

    Other Information:

    • each packet contains: sodium 14 mg
    • Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine 27 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, FD&C Blue 1, FD& C Red 40, flavors, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, sodium citrate, sucrose, tribasic calcium phosphate

    Questions?    call 1-800-452-0051

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