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      16.12.2010 12:01
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      A temporary cure for man flu

      *Introduction* Isn't a cold the kind of thing you seem to suffer from every year? When you are suffering from a cold, what do you take to help clear and fight your symptoms in the short term? For me, Beechams All In One Tablets is the best option. Especially if you want an alternative to the hot drink options. *What Does Beechams All in One Tablets Claim To Do?* These tablets are for the short term relief of the symptoms of colds, chills and flu with chesty coughs. These symptoms include headaches, shivers, aches and pains, blocked nose and painful sinuses, catarrh, sore throat and a chesty, productive cough. *How Do They Work? These tablets contain three key ingredients. These are: - Paracetamol: this is a painkiller and it reduces your temperature when you have a fever. - Guaifensin: this is an expectorant which loosens phlegm and relieves a chesty cold. - Phenlyephrine hydrochloride: this is a decongestant which unblocks your nose and sinuses allowing you to breathe more easily. *Directions* Beechams All In One Tablets are to be taken in doses of two tablets by drinking them with half a glass of water. *Frequency of Use* Beechams All In One Tablets are to be taken every four hours as required. Usually it gets to about 3 and half hours after you have taken the tablets and you are feeling your symptoms again but you must ensure that you leave the full four hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. *Who Can't Take The Tablets?* There are a number of circumstances in which you should not take Beechams All In One Tablets. These are: - If you have ever had an allergic reaction to paracetamol, guaifenesin or phenylephrine hydrochloride. - If you have kidney or liver problems, overactive thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. - If you are taking tricyclic antidepressants or monoamine oxidase inhibitors. - If you are currently taking beta blockers. - If you are under 12 years of age. - If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also essential that you do not take this with any other paracetamol containing products or other flu, cold or decongestant products. *Side Effects* There are a number of common side effects that you could possibly suffer from if you take these tablets. These are: - Upset stomach, sickness and diarrhoea. - Raised blood pressure, headache and dizziness. - Difficulty sleeping and palpitations. These effects should go away if you stop taking the tablets. *The Tablets* In the packet you get 16 tablets. The tablets are white and capsule shaped. The size of the tablets is a bit of a negative for me as I don't swallow tablets with ease and these are a little on the large size. In fact they are huge. Luckily, these tablets are film-coated which makes them easier to swallow otherwise I don't think I would ever get them down. As it is it takes a whole glass of water. *The Packaging* The packaging of Beechams All In One Tablets is in the same style as Beechams All In One Medicine in liquid dose form. It is packaged in a light blue and dark blue cardboard box with a picture of a the two tablets on the front. Inside the box is a leaflet which contains all of the details that you could possibly want and need to know about the product. There are two plastic blisters inside, each containing 8 tablets. They are easily opened by popping the tablets through the foil. The packaging is perfectly adequate and the box is a nice and compact size to have in your handbag without taking up to much room. *How Much Are They? And Where Can You Buy Them?* Beechams All In One Tablets are widely available to buy. On the Beechams website they state that you can purchase the tablets from Tesco, Boots, Asda, Superdrug, Lloyds Pharmacy, Alliance Pharmacy, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Morrisons and the Coop. I have no doubt that you could also buy them from local smaller pharmacies. These tablets are sold in packs of 16 or 24 tablets. The pack of 16 retails at £3.99 and the pack of 24 tablets costs £4.39. This is a little bit pricey but as they are so effective I consider them to be fantastic value for money. *Do They Work and Would I Recommend Them?* Whether or not they work is the most important part of this review and I definitely say that they work. If you buy these tablets and you most certainly will not regret it. I found that about 20 minutes after I have taken these tablets, I can feel my symptoms start to lessen, in particular the not being able to breathe and the blocked sinuses. It wasn't so brilliant as easing my sore throat but I took some throat lozenges for this instead. These tablets lasted for a good 3-3 and a half hours before the symptoms started to come back which is a lot better than some products. I would unquestionably recommend Beechams All In One Tablets. A lot of the time I use the hot lemon drinks but when you are out and about these can be quite difficult to fit into your day which is why I actually bought these in the first place. They are easy to carry around and take less than a minute to take. They may well be expensive, like most Beechams products, but they are also top quality and this is why I believe that they warrant the high pricetag. I will buy this tablets again in the future as they alleviate the horrible cold and flu symptoms quickly and for relatively long periods of time. *Overall* If you have ever taken Beechams All In One medicine then you will know that it works superbly but tastes absolutely foul. These All-in-One tablets take away the awful taste that you get when taking the medicine instead which is always a positive from my point of view as it makes me gag.

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        13.11.2010 11:21
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        The autumn and winter is the time for coughs and colds and it isn't always possible to simply lie on the sofa until you start to feel better. Some medicines do make us feel drowsy which for me is completely useless during the day as I have a three year old who not only loves attention but also needs supervision. I have for a couple of years used Beechams all in one liquid for frequent occasions I have been struck down with a cold but then I discovered that there was an alternative tablet form. What does it do? Beechams all in one treatment is designed to be the one medicine you need to take through the day. It treats: Sore throats Blocked Nose Headache Chesty cough And fever This medicine does contain paracetamol so must not be taken in combination with paracetamol or other medicines containing paracetamol. It also warns that you must not take any other cold or expectorant medications and warns you not to take with Alcohol so there is no hot toddy when taking this. Dosage The tablets com in blister packs and it advises to take two tablets for a full dose. This can be repeated every four hours but no more doses than four doses in twenty four hours. Usage I have tried the liquid so have discovered that this is an excellent alternative as they don't have the disgusting taste the liquid has. These are easy to swallow although larger than a standard paracetamol. Results I have to say I am very happy with this product. It does help to clear my nose through the day and reduces aches and pains. It has helped me stop fluctuated from boiling hot to freezing cold. The only thing I haven't noticed it has a particular effect on is my cough but that may simply be that it is loosening the mucus on my chest rather than it is not helping. I do start to feel worse again after about four hours so do then top back up with another dose. Overall It is currently on offer as Tesco's for £3.07 and was previously £4.09 for 8 doses which is a sixteen tablet pack. The difference between the medicine and the tablets in not noticeable but the difference in taste is very significant. I do recommend this for daytimes if you are suffering with a cold and need to get on with your day.

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          12.11.2010 21:09
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          Useless and Over Priced

          I wanted to do a review on this item not just from my own personal experience but a family friend as well. This product is apparently designed to make people feel better from chesty coughs, sore throats and blocked noses and at the time when I was working out if these might work I was left angry when they failed to deliver on all accounts. You have 16 capsules and at the time this was on promotion and I love saving money regardless if the item is not that fantastic but this item had Beechams and they are usually pretty good. I paid just over £3 at the time and I was taking a few of them largely because my chesty cough was getting out of control, I was told many times over that I might have asthma but I never once have been diagnosed either with this so taking remedies to solve the chesty coughs has always been the best idea for me. I took the 2 capsules and waited and nothing seemed to happen. Usually you expect to see some sort of improvement and this offered very little and the cough remained the same and the blocked nose got worse rather then better. The thing which was most annoying was the price for these and considering they are made by a top company I was shocked by how poor the results were. The headache I had never disappeared and still remained there and became quite stubborn to remove. At first I assumed it might be me not taking them properly so I took them with some food and again the results never once showed up and I got more annoyed they were a complete waste of my money and time when another remedy might have been much more useful. I did not feel drowsy so I guess overall that part is actually true on the label but in my view that offers little to make me want to buy these again. They do contain Paracetamol and Phenylephrine and they should help in some cases to reduce the problems I had but they have not suitable to help me but this might vary in everyone. My friend who also took these she had a different experience and claimed the headaches went but the other problems never disappeared for her so she was in the same boat as me in regards to how good these are. I think that these for the price and what they fail to offer are a poor choice for people to make and we only learn what is suitable for us when we make a decision on a purchase so this is not something I would tell people to avoid but watch out on the price first.

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            09.11.2010 13:45
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            Overpriced paracetomal

            When I feel a cold coming on I try anything to try and stop it in its tracks. I hate taking tablets but I hate the cold more so I brought these tablets from tesco for around £4. The box I brought contained 16 Capsules that contained paracetamol, Guaifenesin and Phenylephrine and claim to help relieve the symptoms of colds, chills and influenza including headache, shivers, aches, pains, blocked nose and sinuses and a chesty, productive cough. Both adults and children can use these tablets but only children over the age of 12 years of age and are to take two tablets every 4 hours and all 8 should not to be taken within 24 hours. So I took the recommended dose and waited while lying on the sofa.What I did like is they are small thin style tablets that have no taste when trying to swallow them. They also have that magic coat that helps them be swallowed easier without getting stuck but at £4 I would expect nothing less. After about 25 minutes my headache started to reduce and my head felt 'lighter' not so bunged up but at the same time I still had a blocked nose and my throat was still scratchy. It was mainly my headache and the general feeling of felling like rubbish slightly improved and this lasted for around 2 hours and then I was back in the same position feeling sorry for myself on the sofa. They did not work for my blocked nose while my head congestion felt a lot better my blocked nose did not improve even a little bit. Also they claim to help with my throat but again I did not find they helped even a little bit so out cam the vix. I would not recommend these tablets as for me they did help with my headache but I could have received that help from paracetomal and paid a lot less. I will be sticking with my usual forms of relief for my cold rather than trying wonder pills that claim to help clear all areas.These are no miracle workers more like an overpriced paracetomal.

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            06.11.2010 16:03
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            wouldn't buy again

            Beechams is a well recognised pharmacutical brand and has a range of products mainly related to relieving the symptoms of cold and flu. These tablets are suppose to relieve chesty coughs, sore throats, blocked or runny noses and headaches. But are they any good? A pack of Beechams all in one cost around £2-£3 and that is for 16 tablets. You can take up to 2 at a time every 4 hours, so if you buy them at £2 it costs 25p per 2 you take. Not a bad price if it offers you some relief. You can buy these from most supermarkets or chemists. You can also pick them up pretty widely from discount shops such as Wilcos. I 1st bought these a few years ago when they were on offer in Tescos (They worked out around half the price of Lemsips). I'm not usually a fan of tablets but thought I'd give them a go. I liked the fact the tablets had a line down the middle so I could cut them in haf like a wuss! This for me made them much easier to swallow. After around 20 minutes they begin to work, easing headache I would say much better than anything else. The active ingredient in these tablets is paracetamol much like most other cold and flu remedies. I wouldn't, however, say these are the best choice on the market. Although they relieved my headache they didn't relieve much else unlike lemsip drinks which do soothe your throat a little too. Because of this I wouldn't buy again. Overall not a product and prehaps brand I will purchase again.

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              02.11.2010 11:12
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              I am currently full of a cold and yesterday I was on a twelve hour shift at work so my mum advised me to pick up some of the Beechams All In One tablets as she takes them when she has a cold and they work great. On the way into work I called into the pharmacy and picked up a pack and arriving at work I immediately took two and had my fingers crossed that my awful cold symptoms would subside! The pack of the tablets is a bold one, the background is pale and dark blue with a striking orange and yellow circle in the centre showing arrows which I assume is the process of the symptoms easing. There are two large capsules shown on the front also so you can see exactly what the tablets look like inside. Beechams all in one tablets are for short term relief of the symptoms of a cold, and even the flu. These symptoms can include headache, shivers, aches, pains, blocked nose/sinuses and a chesty cough. There are three active ingredients in these tablets: Paracetamol which is a pain killer, guaifenesin which looses phlegm (eww) and phenylephrine hydrochloride which is a decongestant. Taking the tablets: It is advised that two tablets are taken every four hours as necessary but no more than eight tablets must be taken within a 24 hour period. Children under 12 must not take these tablets unless directed by a doctor. A warning on the packet states that you should not take these tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, have kidney or liver problems, an overactive thyroid, diabets, high blood pressure, heart disease or on drugs prescribed for depression. As I have the headache and blocked nose I thought these tablets would be a great help but I also have a very sore throat and was a bit disappointed that they wouldn't help that part of my cold. So there I was all hopeful after taking two of the tablets, praying that I would feel marginally better so I could tackle my day at work without feeling like death warmed up, and what happens? Within ten minutes of taking them I became very sick and this is unusual for me as I am never sick! I wondered if it was because I had taken them on an empty stomach, so I tried again a few hours later after eating and the same thing happened. For this reason I am unable to comment on whether they actually work as they made me more poorly! As I say, my mum always takes these tablets when she has a cold and for her they work wonders and she says within around half an hour she can feel them working so that means that they do work to some degree. The price of a box of the Beechams All In One tablets costs around £3.50 to £4.00 which if they work isn't a bad price to pay at all. I wouldn't necessarily say I would recommend the tablets but I wouldn't say don't go for them either just because I had a bad experience with them they do seem to work. I give them three out of five Dooyoo stars as I am a little on the fence with them! Thank you for reading my review :)

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                01.11.2010 18:35
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                We fluctuate with hacing this brand or Asda's own brand of Cold relief and All in 1 tablets. The wife usually stocks up on these ones when they are on offer, but when they are at their normal price and we are out then she often just gets the Asda ones. Asda sells this product in a 8 tablet pack for £1 often, not sure they stock the 16 Tablets ones, but you know when you've got a Cold then you can get through the 8 tablets in a day. These Tablets deal with all the symptoms of Colds Such as Sore Throat, Cough, headache, Fever, Runny Nose and so on. I suppose these are meant to work in the same way that a Cough Bottle does, but it doesn't seem right that a couple of Tablets can deal with the aches and pains the same way that a slug of Medicine does. After all I think it is the Syrupy stuff that helps with your Cold. These are just little tablets. The wife swears by these, and I suppose it is handy if you are out and want to keep a pack of these in your bag. Not many people I know walk about with a Cough Bottle in their bag! These tablets get to work and deal with all the nasties of the Cold and Flu and help you on your way to recovery. A good enough product at often a good price.

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                03.04.2010 15:51
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                Usually the brand I will opt for because I know it well.

                I have just come down with a dry cough which is mutating into some sneezing and a wet chesty cough so I nipped out and bought some Beechams All In One tablets. They are advertised as non-drowsy but I still get a little sleepy from taking them although I am particularly susceptible to drowsiness from any drugs. But they certainly don't knock me out and I try to take them nearer bed time anyway. I was half expecting them to Print, Photocopy & Scan but to my relief they contain Paracetamol to relieve headches. shivers and pains, a Decongestant to relieve catarrh, blocked nose and sinuses and finally an Expectorant to relieve chesty coughs. I prefer to take a far lower dosage/frequency than is recommended on the packet and gradually increase it as and when required. Taking about half of the recommended dose, staying in the warm and drinking plenty of hot lemon tea with honey I have found that my condition has improved 50% in just 2 days and I put this partly down to the all in one tablets. Alternatively, for a similar price of around £3.50, you can purchase Beechams Ultra All In One Hot Lemon Menthol sachets which have similar active ingredients and make a hot lemon drink and are therefore a bit easier for some people to consume than a traditional pill capsule. I would recommend both products but as with all drugs please read the label first before using and consult a doctor. This review also appears on Ciao under my name bella6789

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                22.11.2009 17:46
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                A nice product that works well and does what it is supposed to, i wouldnt not buy it again.

                Beechams - All in One Tablets Beechams All-In-One Tablets provide all the relief you need for cold symptoms, including a chesty cough. Each dose of Beechams All-In_one contains three active ingredients: Paracetamol to relieve headaches, shivers, aches and pains. Degongestant to relieve catarrh and clear blocked noses and sinuses. Expectorant to relieve chesty, productive coughs. All this must mean that these are great tablets to relieve you from cold and flu symptoms, and they are a regonised brand name company; which usually means that they work. But im always skeptical when it comes to medication i always find that cheaper non-branded tablets contain the same or very similar ingredients also proven to cure your cold & flu, for a fraction of the cost of these. I find that these tablets are very chalky and do not go down well with me, but thats personal preference, they seem to work; but dont they always? Seriosuly though they do work and they do provide you with what they promice, so does this make these the best product? In my opinion you can always go for the cheaper tablets and they will usually work, but the placebo effect is a well known effect that can also be linked with branded pharmaceuticals; if the brand is seen to be good and effective the tablets usually seem to work faster, no one really knows why but for some reason it does. These tablets are not that expensive and i think beechams is a very well regarded company and so i would recommend these tablets to anyone suffering from cold and flu, but do remember that they are a bit chalky and taste horrible if left in the mouth for too long (sometimes my body just wont let me swallow them). Other that this issue and the slightly high price i believe that this is an excellent product and should never be overlooked when choosing this type of over the counter medication.

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                Relief for cold symptoms, including a chesty cough, sore throat, nose cold and headache.