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Brand name: Dimetapp Cold and Flu TM

Active ingredients: phenylephrine + paracetamol

What it is used for

Temporary relief from the symptoms of colds and flu including headaches, body aches and pains, fever, sore throat, and nasal and sinus congestion.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Shiny, orange-coloured clear liquid capsules, printed with ‘Dimetapp Para + PE’ on one side in white ink, and contained in a blister pack.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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