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In my last review I mentioned that I have had a cold for a while now and that it just seems to be lingering, along with paracetomol I am taking Lemsips for my blocked nose and sore throat. Because I hate the taste of lemsips prepared in boiling water I picked up a box of these Lemsip Max Cold & Flu direct that come in powder form in individual sachets.
Easy to use and for me a lot nicer than regular Lemsips, all you do is open one of the sachets and empty the contents onto your tongue. The powder dissolves and is formulated to be effective against cold and flu symptoms. Being lemon flavoured the sensation on your tongue is similar to sherbet and doesn't taste too bad at all.
The powder does contain 1000ml of Paracetomol and you are warned about taking these alongside regular tablets, I do make sure that I'm not running the risk of an overdose so rather than taking the suggested 1 sachet every 4 hours I only have 1 or 2 during the day then take a couple of low dose Paracetomol on an evening.
All credit to these because they do actually provide relief, my generally "unwell" feeling symptoms do lift and although my nose seems to be permantly blocked at the moment I can breathe relatively easily and my throat does calm down. Any aches and pains are dampened down and I can tell when I've had one. These combined with Lucozade (see previous review) and my "Covonia" vapour drops are my best friends at the moment and together they do lift my symptoms and make me not as grumpy as I usually am when feeling unwell.
I do recommend these sachets, they are especially good for me not liking the taste of Lemsips normally and even better are that they currently half price at Tesco at the moment from £3.99 down to a bargain £2.00 for a box of 10
There are warnings on the pack that you shouldn't take if you have heart disease, high blood pressure or an overactive thyroid or if you are taking any antidepressants so do read the box if you are considering buying them for yourself. They are unsuitable for children under 12 so, again do read the box before purchasing.
For the relief they provide and the ease of taking plus the pleasant taste they rate 5/5 Dooyoo stars with me, they do work (for me) and I wouldn't be without them at the moment.
When I've got a cold I generally always reach for the Lemsip, a tried, tested and positive results brand. Lemsip is a well-know brand of cold and flu remedies. I never realised but the reason it is called Lemsip is because their original product, the flavoured hot-drink was Lemon is flavour and you sip a drink, hence LEMsip! Lemsip is manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser.
The drink always works well for me but sometimes it isn't convenient to always have a hot drink, especially if you are at work or away from the house but still feel the need for some cold medicine. Also, it's quite time consuming to make a drink and then have to drink all of it, especially if you just want to sleep all the time.
This is how I found the new Lemsip Max Cold and Flu direct lemon sachets. Lemonsip Max contains more paracetamol than the regular Lemsip, 1000mg, compared to 650g and it has more phenylephrine hydrochloride which is a decongestant.
The lemon sachets contain a powder that you pour directly onto your tongue and it then dissolves in your mouth. It's great because you don't need to take this product with water, you just open the sachet and take it. It's perfect cold relief when you are on the go. The powder is kind of like a sherbet dip powdered sweet, it taste like lemon and is quite sweet and actually not too bad to taste. One word of warning though, I find it's better to pour the sachet out into your hand first and then take a little bit at a time because if you put it all into your mouth it gets a little bit dusty and some of the powder makes you cough or choke which is not fun!!
The paracetamol acts as an analgesic and antipyretic which helps to relieve headaches, sore throats, fever, body aches and pains and the decongestant effect of the paracetamol helps to unblock your nose. I find this product does work although with all cold and flu remedies sometimes I think they just relieve the symptoms for a while but don't cure the cold completely but a little bit is better than nothing.
The box is the same green colour as all Lemsip products but features a picture of a face on it with the person swallowing the sachet and showing you how to use the medicine which I think is good. It actually says on the box that there is no need for water and that is dissolves on your tongue. It also shows that it contains paracetamol which I think is good as I know some people are not able to take this medicine so it is clearly marked for that purpose. The dosage facts are on the back. Adults should take one sachet every 4 hours and not exceed four doses in 24 hours. With every medicine though I recommend if you are unsure about whether to take it or not consult with your doctor first as I am not a doctor and cannot say whether it is good for you or not, this is just my findings of the product.
The box comes with 10 sachets in it and costs about £4 if I can remember correctly.
For the symptomatic relief of colds and flu. Oral use / Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Direct is a lemon flavoured oral powder the provides symptomatic relief from colds and flu / It is quick and easy to take, the powder dissolves instantly in the mouth without needing any water / The effective decongestant helps clear your nose, plus paracetamol helps ease your aches and pains, including fever, sore throat and headache / .You can trust it to ease the symptoms of even the heaviest bout of cold or flu.