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Unblock the nose and smell the blackcurrant
Member Name: emmad5689
Advantages: Eases a block nose and soothes the throat
Disadvantages: Price, effects don't last long enough
I bought these towards the end of lasty year when I aw they were on offer at 5 sachets for £1 which considering the price they usually are is really good value. My husband prefers the lemon flavoured lemsips but I prefer the blackcurrant so was pleased when I found then and sure enough I needed them.
The packaging for the lemsips is the same no matter whether the flavour is lemon or blackcurrant the only difference being the colour of the cup is purple on the blackcurrant box. The box is green in colour with yellow and red detailing, the name of the product is written across the front and there is a little number in the top right hand corner which tells you how many sachets are inside. The front of the box states that these contain Phenylephrine HCl and Paracetamol, these can be used for headache, fever, blocked nose, body aches and pains and sore throats.
To use a lemsip you need to boil some water and dissolve a sachet into it, I personally find it's nicer to add a little sugar into it too. The product dissolves easily and doesn't leave any clumps undissolved.
The doseage for the product is 1 sachet to be taken by adults or children over 12 once every 4 hours and the maximum dose is 4 sachets in any 24 hour period. The back of the box tells you that the parcetamol in ther product deals with the heradache, sore throat, fever and body aches and pains and the Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which deals with the blocked nose.
I like the taste of these so having to take threm is quite pleasant, they are easy to take however I do often find that I burn my tongue or mouth by trying to drink it too fast so if you need to drink it quickly then I would suggest adding some cold water into it. I think Lemsips do work but not for aslong as I would like, I find they make my throat feel better and does help to unblock my nose in turn this eases headaches too. I find that my nose normally blocks up again with a couple of hours so it is a shame these can only be used every 4 hours. I will buy these again but I will also try and watch out for them on offer again too as they are expensive at full price.
Summary: Blackcurrant is better than lemon
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