Product Type: Beechams Coughs, Colds & Flus
Newest Review: ... I was old enough I used them and they worked so I have used them ever since. Beechams contain Aspirin which is a pain killer and antipyr... more
Combat the common cold
Member Name: claireylulu
Advantages: they work
Disadvantages: slightly unpleasant to take
Why is it Beechams always seems the best candidate to combat cold. Ok not everyone but most people will turn to these when the dreading common cold or flu hits us. In my opinion the Beecham powders are not the nicest things to take but they do work!
The Beechams powders come in a box with ten individually wrapped powders. You can get a larger box of these powders you get twenty in a box but I don't use them too often so only ever get the smaller sized box. As I have said each powder is individually wrapped in white thin shiny paper with the usage direction, use by date and contents on each wrapper. I do think this is quite old fashioned style but I remember when I was younger my Nan, mum and dad all swore by beechams powders so when I was old enough I used them and they worked so I have used them ever since.
Beechams contain Aspirin which is a pain killer and antipyretic this reduces body temperature and caffeine which helps the effectiveness of Aspirin. These formulated fast effective relief from cold and flu. It helps against headache, fever, aches, pains and also provides moderate pain relief for migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat, period pain ad muscular pain. So it's not just for those bad colds although it does work well on them.
The big thing to note is Beechams does contain Aspirin. This is written on the packaging in more than one place to warn you. This means you can't take anything paracetamol based and is also unsuitable for children under sixteen to take. To take them you add the powder to water. You can take one powder every three to four hours and no more than six times in twenty four hours. I find I only take a couple a day and cope on that. I'm not one for taking too much medication and not really liking them may have something to do with it too.
The box says it is 'specially formulated for fast and effective relief from cold and flu symptoms'. I have to say I have to agree. After taking them you do get a little bit of your bounce back for a short while. They do take about half an hour to get into your system but you do feel them take effect.
The actually powder is white and very fine. Once you unwrap the paper, being carefully you don't lose any out of it, you add it to water. It makes the water slightly cloudy but giving it a nice scent. The taste isn't unpleasant but I'm not a huge fan of gulping powdery water down. But that is just my personal opinion. There isn't anything wrong with them and my partner takes them with ease. He laughs at the way I take them and keeps telling me there pleasant and easy to swallow making me feel like a baby with them.
The box contains enough detail for you on what Beechams are, how to take, when not to take, if you should consult a doctor and the ingredients. This will be handy for anyone with more medical problems.
A box of ten sachets will cost £1.90 from Tesco's which is quite expensive compared to paracetamol but it's worth it when a nasty cold takes hold of you. Beechams has extended their range of products but I haven't ever switched I must be stuck in my own ways!
Summary: worth a try.
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