Do not take if:
- You are sensitive to any of the ingredients. Symptoms of sensitivity include wheezing and breathing
- You suffer or have suffered from heart disease, circulatory problems/diseases of the blood vessels, kidney disease, peptic (stomach) Ulcers, Glaucoma, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or Phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour which affects certain chemicals in our body that control heart rate and blood pressure).
- You are allergic to aspirin or other painkillers
- You are currently taking other painkillers, or sympathomimetic drugs, (e.g. nasal decongestants, appetite suppressants).
- You are taking or have taken within the last two weeks drugs for depression including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants.
Take special care with Non-Drowsy Sudafed Dual Relief Max if :
- You have been prescribed anticoagulants (drugs which thin the blood e.g. warfarin) or diuretics (drugs to help you pass water).
- You have been prescribed Furazolidone (an anti-bacterial agent)
- You are suffering from thyroid disease or an enlarged prostate gland
- You have been prescribed drugs that treat heart problems, e.g. Digoxin, Quinidine
- You are taking medicines which reduce your blood pressure, e.g. guanethidine, Reserpine, Methyldopa
- You suffer from asthma
- Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose Malabsorption or sucrose-isomaltase insuffiency should not take this medicine.
- You have liver or kidney disorders.
- If you are unsure whether another medicine you are taking is one of those mentioned above, then show the pack to your pharmacist.
Please consult your doctor, even if these statements were applicable to you at any time in the past.
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Sudafed Dual Relief Max during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking this product and consult a doctor immediately if you experience:
- Signs of intestinal bleeding – Such as, bright red faeces (stools/motions), black tarry stools, vomiting blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds
- Signs of a serious allergic reaction – Such as severe skin rashes, peeling, flaking or blistering skin, facial swelling, swollen hands, feet or genitals, unexplained wheeziness, shortness of breath, easy bruising
- A severe skin reaction known as DRESS syndrome – Symptoms include, skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes and an increase of eosinophils
Common side effects include
- Indigestion – Stomach discomfort or pain, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, minor gastrointestinal blood loss in rare cases leading to anaemia
- Dry mouth
See patient information leaflet for mroe details.