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. past week I've been having flu symptoms (getting

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. past week I've been having flu symptoms (getting worst unfortunately) and days now I've been having a horrible dry cough that feels like starting from the neck not the chest. Last night I finally bought a dry cough syrup called Pholcodine Linctus. I also have a mild fever (around 38) and I usually took Lemsip Max Cold and Flu . I wanted to know if it's safe to take both medicine?
Dear customer
Welcome to and thank you question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort due to this dry cough.I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions
Lemsip max cold & flu capsules contain three active ingredients, paracetamol (500mg), phenylephrine (6.1mg) and caffeine (25mg).
You should not use Lemsip max cold & flu capsules in combination with medicines that contain cough suppressants, such as dextromethorphan or pholcodine, as these would have an opposite effect to this medicine.
So it is not recommended to take these two medications together.
You can take tab.Paracetamol .There is no interaction of paracetamol & dry cough syrup called Pholcodine Linctus. It is safe to take them together.
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