FAQs

Can you take Lemsip during pregnancy and while breast feeding?

Some products are not suitable for pregnancy or breast feeding. Discuss with pharmacist and doctor what's best for you.

Does Lemsip Contain Sugar?

Lemsip sachets do contain sugar however Lemsip capsules are sugar free. Always check the back of pack or speak to pharmacist or doctor for further advice.

Does Lemsip contain lactose?

Some Lemsip products do contain Lactose. See individual packs which outline if they contain Lactose.

Can boiling water be used when preparing Lemsip sachets?

Lemsip packaging includes directions for hot water only due to potential risk of scalding when using boiling water to mix with the contents of the sachets. This is because Lemsip sachet contents are effervescent and the volume of water may increase rapidly, leading to possible spillage of the product. Efficacy is not altered by adding boiling water to the sachet's contents.

Can Lemsip be prepared with cold water?

Lemsip should only be prepared as per the instructions; preparation with cold water may result in abnormal mixing of ingredients and is not recommended.

Can Lemsip be taken concurrently with prescribed antibiotics?

There are no specific known reactions between Lemsip and prescribed antibiotics.

What is the recommended period between doses of Lemsip?

You should leave at least 4 hours between doses of Lemsip. See individual packs for dosage instructions

Can children use Lemsip?

Lemsip is only recommended for Adults & Children over the age of 12 years old. Do not give to children under 12 years.

How long can I use Lemsip for?

Adults: Do not use for more than a few days unless advised by a doctor Adolescents & Children over 12 years: Do not use for more than 48 hours, unless advised by a doctor.

What should I do if I suspect I’ve taken an overdose of Lemsip?

If you’re concerned you’ve taken an overdose of Lemsip you should ring the poisons centre on 13 11 26, or go to a hospital straight away even if you feel well because of the risk of delayed, serious liver damage from paracetamol or immediately contact a doctor or healthcare professional.