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Brand name: Cold and Allergy Children's Mixture (Chemists' Own) TM

Active ingredients: chlorphenamine + phenylephrine

What it is used for

For the temporary relief of nasal and sinus congestion in colds and allergies.

How to take it

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

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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

A clear (colourless) liquid.

Do I need a prescription?

The packs below are available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

  • 100mL pack
  • 200mL pack

The packs below are available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

  • 50mL pack

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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