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Contac Cold and Flu Maximum Strength
Active Ingredients
In each caplet
Acetaminophen 500 mg; Pain reliever/fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg; Antihistamine
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg; Nasal decongestant




Uses
  • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold or flu:
    • nasal congestion
    • headache
    • minor aches and pains
    • runny nose
    • sneezing
    • sore throat
  • temporarily reduces fever
Warnings

Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 8 caplets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount.
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen.
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.

Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea or vomiting, ask a doctor promptly.

Do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • glaucoma
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking

  • the blood thinning drug warfarin
  • sedatives or tranquilizers,

When using this product

  • do not exceed recommended dosage
  • drowsiness may occur
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • you get nervous, dizzy, or sleepless
  • any new symptoms occur
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

Overdose warning: Taking more than the recommended dose can cause serious health problems. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
Directions
  • do not take more than directed (SEE OVERDOSE WARNING)
  • adults and children 12 years of age and over: take 2 caplets every 6 hours as needed.
  • Do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours.
  • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor
Other Information
  • store at 20° - 25°C (68°- 77°F)
Inactive Ingredients
carnauba wax, crospovidone, D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, starch, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide
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