Flutab Nasal Decongestant For Symptomatic Relief Of Cold And Flu

FLUTAB is indicated for: relief of symptoms associated with cold and flu including headache, fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, nasal congestion and runny nose.

Dosage And Administration

FLUTAB tablets are suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age. FLUTAB tablets are used in doses of 2 tablets up to four times daily but don’t exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours. It should not be taken by children under 12 years.

Composition

Each tablet contains: 500 mg Paracetamol, 30 mg Pseudoephedrine HCI, 25 mg Diphenhydramine HCI.

Properties

FLUTAB tablets are specially formulated to provide fast and powerful relief of Flu and Cold symptoms. It is based on Paracetamol which has analgesic and antipyretic effects combined with Pseudoephedrine as decongestant and Diphenhydramine as antihistamine.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to this drug or to any of its components.

Warnings

Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than two days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Do not use: With other medicines containing paracetamol.

Do not use: If you are now taking a prescribed 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 drug prescription contains a MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Consult your doctor if you have severe liver or kidney problem before using this product.

Alcohol warning: Caution is to be exercised in case of chronic alcohol intake. Concurrent alcohol and paracetamol intake may aggravate liver damage.

Precautions

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • Heart diseases.
  • Thyroid diseases.
  • Diabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Glaucoma
  • Cough that occurs with too much mucus.
  • A breathing problem or chronic cough that lasts or as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
  • Trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate gland.

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

Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms 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, or cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts, or if you get nervous, dizzy or sleepless. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Pregnancy And Lactation

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your doctor before use.

Effect On Ability To Drive A Vehicle Or Operate Machinery

When using this product be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

Overdose

Taking more than the recommended dose can cause serious health problems. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

In massive over dosage exceeding 10 g of paracetamol may cause liver damage. Early symptoms may include pallor, nausea, vomiting, (diaphoresis) and general malaise.

Clinical and laboratory evidence of liver damage may not be apparent until 48 to 72 hours past ingestion. Overdose should be promptly treated by gastric lavage followed by intravenous N-acetylcysteine or methionine without waiting for the results of plasma paracetamol levels.

Additional antidote therapy is normally considered in light of further plasma paracetamol levels and the time elapsed since ingestion. In all cases of suspected overdose, prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children, even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Other Information

Storage Conditions

Store below 30°C.

Presentations

FLUTAB is available in tablets formulation.

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