“ Brand: Asda / Type: Coughs, Colds & Flu / Dosage Form: Capsules „
I must have known another cold was imminent as whilst in Asda last week I bought a few bits including their own brand Cold and Flu capsules. They were only 55p for 16 so that's what swayed me.
The above picture is out of date these capsules now come in a green and yellow box. The box is informative as is the enclosed leaflet. Dosage is to swallow one or two with water every four hours as required but no more than twelve in twenty four hours. These are not suitable for the under 12's.
The capsules are easy enough to swallow, are the gel cased sort and are coloured green and yellow. The capsules pop out of their two blister packs without a struggle. Each contain 300mg paracetamol, 25mg caffeine and 5mg of phenylephrine and hydrochloride. They are just 'Asda cold and flu' and not 'Asda max strength' as max contain 500mg paracetamol per capsule and are dearer- £1.60 for 16 to be precise.......
Cold relief capsules are for the relief of the symptoms of colds and flu including nasal and sinus congestion and pressure and pain, headache, feverishness, catarrh, aches and pains.
I haven't got the flu just a bog standard general cold- the usual really- mild headache, slight sore throat, bit of a cough, bunged up but runny nose, catarrh, generally just feel a bit 'ill' all over and tired. If I had the flu I would take something stronger than only 300mg paracetamol.
I've been taking these for a couple of days now as instructed and they do help. I definitely feel less bunged up and feel a bit more alert. The head fog clears after about 15-20 mins so not bad and about on par with the other brands I've tried in the past- they're all very similar really. My catarrh feels better and my nose has unblocked as has my head.
I can feel them wearing off after a few hours so they must be doing something. A top up dose at the four hour interval soon has me picking up again so again this must mean they are effective. I think they help with the ailments they list on the box.
A couple of weeks ago I had that horrible tingling feeling in my nose and the back of my throat signalling that I was about to come down with a cold or the flu. Although I felt like this I didn't actually feel too awful and decided that I would go and get some tablets just to try and ward it off and to help get rid of the fuzzy head feeling.
I work really close to a large Asda store so decided to pop in to have a look for something that could relieve my symptoms. I very rarely purchase branded medicines as you can usually find identical own brand products that may not look so fancy but actually have the same active ingredient for a fraction of the price. After browsing for a while I spotted the Asda cold relief capsules. As they are just for colds and not flu they are not as strong as some of the other capsules you can purchase but as I was not yet feeling too ill I thought I would try them.
You get 16 capsules in a box and I paid just £0.55 for them. The capsules come in a yellow and green box which on the front has a picture of one of the capsules, a list of the active ingredients and the symptoms that the capsules can be used to relief. On the back of the box you can find more information including instructions for use, dosage, full ingredients listings and further information about the capsules and the care that you need to take when using them. Inside the box you can find a full information sheet detailing everything else that you need to know about the capsules and the two blister packs each containing eight capsules.
It is really easy to pop the capsules out of the blister pack, each one is half yellow and half green plastic feel capsule. The capsules are really easy to swallow as the thin long shape with the rounded ends seem to make the capsules slip down easily with a sip of water.
Each capsule contains 300mg Paracetamol to help relief pain, 25mg Caffeine which works with the paracetamol to increase pain relief and increase alertness as well as 5mg of Phenylephrine and Hydrochloride to help relief congestion. The dosage recommends adults and children over the age of 12 to take 2 capsules every 4 to 6 hours as required but not to exceed more than 12 capsules in any 24 hour period.
I followed the dosage instructions and took these tablets over two days. Although my cold never really developed into any more than a sniffle I did find that these capsules helped to take the edge off to allow me to carry on with work and daily tasks without feeling to dreadful. Obviously some cold and flu capsules contain higher amounts of pain killers than these but for just a sniffle or mild cold I think these capsules work perfectly well. They did help to clear my fussy head and make me feel more alert and awake.
Overall I was very impressed with these capsules and think for the bargain price they make an excellent addition to any medical cabinet. They may not be the highest in strength cold treatment that you can purchase but they work adequately for keeping those symptoms at bay.
Well as the title may suggest I have just recovered from flu. Still not 100% but much better thanks!
I bought these in Asda for just 65p, my thought being if they had no effect then it wouldn't really matter seeing as they were only 65p.
On the front of the box I can see that they are going to be green and yellow capsules which contain paracetamol, caffeine and phenylephrine. They have decongestant, helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu and are easy to swallow.
Inside the box are two blister packs of tablets with 8 capsules in each. Also a leaflet as with most meds.
So I got home and took 2 tablets, I wouldn't say the effects are immediate but within 40 minutes to an hour I actually felt a bit more human and a little less zombie!
I took the first 2 at around 2.30pm and although still not myself I really did feel a whole lot better. I then took another 2 when the effects of the first had all but disappeared and I again felt like death warmed up. Unfortunatly I took them around 9pm.... Stupid me! These contain caffeine, now I knew that but as I had felt so much better before it didn't really register and in Asda they even had the option to buy cold relief capsules meant for day and night, where there's 2 separate tablets, but they were a bit more costly and for just 8 capsules.
Well, needless to say I couldn't sleep that night for ages and had to resort to coming back downstairs to watch a little bit of telly before dozing off on the sofa!
I haven't made that mistake again but it's there as a note to others. Don't take before bed!!!
I would definitely buy them again as they did make me feel a whole lot better and for the price I really can't complain.
The dosage for these cold relief capsules is as follows~
Adults, the elderly and children 12 years and over. 2 capsules every 4 - 6 hours, as required. Do not take more than 12 in any 24 hour period.
To be taken with water.
DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS.
The packaging has changed somewhat to the image above and they are now packaged in a green and yellow box with the name written clearly on the front.
A couple of weeks ago I had a terrible cold/flu. I don't know what it was really but I felt totally dreadful! I couldn't stop coughing and sneezing, my throat really hurt me and I could only croak and I generally ached all over. One minute I was hot the next I was cold and talk about crabby! I did my mates head in with all my whinging and very almost got thrown out of her house!
Everyone knows what a cold/flu is like though. We all think we're dying and I'm no exception to that. Just walking to the loo took all my energy away and in the end my mate said enough is enough and popped to the chemist for me to get me some stuff to try help deal with it all before she ran off and left me to my own devices after one too many throw away insults from a nasty patient that were solely directed at her!
She came back armed with stuff and anyone would think we were opening a chemist and one of things she got me were these.
The tablets come in a yellow and green box and on the front if it in green and white writing I am told that they are Asda Cold Relief Capsules 'Paracetamol, caffeine & phenylephrine' and that they are 'For the effective relief of the symptoms of colds & flu including headache & fever' and there is a picture of one of the capsules on there and I am told that in this box there are 16 of them. Other information on the back of the box includes being told what they are for, directions for taking them are given as are warnings and ingredients and contact details for Asda are also given. Inside the box you get a leaflet that pretty much gives the same information as what is already stated on the box and inside the box you get two trays of 8 tablets in a plastic and foil tray of which to dispense the tablets you simply push one side of the it. Informative packaging this is and it's well laid out information too and not too wordy that you get bogged down by it.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Box:
Cold relief Capsules are for the relief of the symptoms of colds & flu including nasal and sinus congestion and its associated pressure and pain, headache, feverishness, catarrh, aches and pains.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years and over: 2 capsules every 4-6 hours, as required. Do not take more than 4 capsules in any 24 hour period.
Children 6 to 12 years: 1 capsule every 4 to 6 hours, as required. Do not take more than 4 capsules in any 24 hour period.
Me taking Them:
Well I took two of the bright yellow and green plastic looking oblong but rounded off capsules every 4 hours as stated. They slid down the throat with ease and taken with a huge glass of water as instructions on the box state to take them.
Now these helped me somewhat though were not a cure by any means. First off they never helped my headache which was my biggest problem really. I couldn't shift that and felt that someone was walloping me in the head with a brick when I slept or something. They did however help with my temperature as I was boiling up and they helped to regulate that and they did help to unblock my stuffy nose. My aches and pains in my joints were helped marginally but again not by a mega amount but I did feel some relief from these to be totally honest with you.
With me though paracetamol rarely works on my headaches and/or migraines to be fair and I do feel that the phenylephrine (which is a decongestant and is meant to reduce swelling) did help me a little though the caffeine that is meant to help you be a bit more alert, really didn't in my case. Not a bad medication though it isn't amazing it simply has limited benefits.
My friend paid 68p for this box if 16 capsules which are only available in Asda stores.