ALKA-SELTZER PLUS FAST PACKS COLD AND FLU FORMULA
chlorpheniramine maleate and
phenylephrine hydrochloride granule, effervescent Bayer Corporation Consumer Care Division
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Active ingredients (in each powder packet)
Acetaminophen 650 mg
Pain reliever/fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 10 mg
temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
minor aches and pains
nasal and sinus congestion
temporarily reduces fever
This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take
more than 5 powder packets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount for this product
with other drugs containing acetaminophen
3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
Sore throat warning
If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.
Do not use to sedate children.
Do not use
with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
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.
in children under 12 years of age
Ask a doctor before use if you have
high blood pressure
difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland
a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
taking the blood thinning drug warfarin
taking sedatives or tranquilizers
When using this product
do not exceed recommended dosage
excitability may occur, especially in children
you may get drowsy
avoid alcoholic drinks
alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
Stop use and ask a doctor if
pain 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
nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
adults and children 12 years and over:
dissolve contents of 1 powder packet in 6-8 ounces of hot or cold beverage: juice, tea, black coffee, or water
consume entire beverage within 15 minutes
take every 4 hours as needed
do not exceed 5 powder packets in 24 hours
children under 12 years: do not use
Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine 6 mg per powder packet