There are no cures for flu or a cold but Codral 4 Flu can provide temporary relief from a cough, fever, pain and aches, sneezing, nasal congestion, an itchy and runny nose, and watery eyes — when they are associated with a respiratory tract condition like a cold or the flu. Giving temporary relief, Codral 4 Flu may let you rest and give your body time to heal.
How does Codral 4 Flu work?
The medicine paracetamol stops pain signals from reaching the brain, and it can also act within the brain to help reduce fever. Codeine phosphate is an analgesic. It may block pain as well as your emotional responsiveness to pain. Pseudoephedrine can reduce congestion, within the higher respiratory tract, as well as in nasal passages, nose and sinuses. Chlorpheniramineis an antihistamine, and it prevents the effects of histamine, which is created by the body as it responds to allergens.
Codral 4 Flu is only available from your pharmacist and ask your doctor or pharmacist about any questions you have regarding possible side effects, or how this medicine works within your body to relieve flu symptoms and how it affects your health. Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients, as well as to the inactive ingredients contained within it: Microcrystalline cellulose, brilliant blue FCF, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, Compap L., and CompapCpm. Some allergic reactions may be difficulty breathing, a shortness of breath, itching or rash on your skin, or a swelling of your tongue, face, lips, or any other part of your body.
The manufacturer and doctors suggest that you don’t take Codral 4 Flu if you have had, or currently have: Severe breathing difficulties, diarrhea (caused by poisoning or antibiotics), constipation which is chronic, ulcers or other stomach-related problems, glaucoma, bladder or prostate problems, coronary artery disease (severe), extremely high blood pressure, or have taken monoamine oxidase for depression in the previous 2 weeks. Also, do not take Codral 4 Flu if you’re pregnant, may become pregnant, or have an alcohol dependence.
Further Advice on Codral 4 Flu
You can swallow Codral 4 Flu pills with a glass of water, and only consume the medicine for a few days at a time, unless your doctor says otherwise. If you miss a dose, then take a dose when it’s due up. Do not take a double dose. If you accidentally overdose, you can call the Poison Info Center in Australia at 13 11 26, or if you’re in New Zealand, you can call 0800 764 766. Even if you taken an overdose and feel no symptoms, going to the emergency room of your nearest hospital is the best idea.
Do not store this medicine in the bathroom or near to a sink. Never leave it in your car or on a windowsill. Heat and dampness may destroy some medicines. Store your Codral 4 Flu in the original package, and in a dry and cool pace where the temperature is below 30 degrees centigrade. More detailed information on how this flu medicine works, as well as some health warnings, can be gathered from the Australian website http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/.
Codral 4 Flu tablets are the brand name for a cold flu medication containing four ingredients: Codeine phosphate, paracetamol, chlorpheniramine maleate, and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.