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Lemsip MAX All in One Lemon £1.00

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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
As the title says.
And just in time for that time of year!

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This is for a pack of 4 sachets which is 25p per sachet.
Currently in boots for 10x sachets @ £4.99 = 50p per sachet (or if you're a smart ar$e then 49.9p per sachet)
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is this for colds because its hot!
1 Like #2
Sorry voted cold - as a pharmacist I believe these should not be used. All you need is plenty of water to drink and paracetamol (around 50p for 100 tablets). That is it - curl up and rest, and if a runny nose is problem, a simple nasal spray will do the trick (NOT anything fancy, ask your pharmacist to give you one that is a non-branded product, again approx.. 50p to £1). Really, that is all you need for a common cold/flu symptoms.:thumbsup:
And they will last for couple of years!!
#3
pgotecha
Sorry voted cold - as a pharmacist I believe these should not be used. All you need is plenty of water to drink and paracetamol (around 50p for 100 tablets). That is it - curl up and rest, and if a runny nose is problem, a simple nasal spray will do the trick (NOT anything fancy, ask your pharmacist to give you one that is a non-branded product, again approx.. 50p to £1). Really, that is all you need for a common cold/flu symptoms.:thumbsup:
And they will last for couple of years!!


please comment regards the other active ingredients i.e Phenylephrine Hydrochloride and Guaifenesin.
#4
I think its a fab deal, shame there are none near me :x
Heat added
#5
Don't forget psychology plays a big part in recovery. If a person has the attitude that branded and more expensive drugs work better, they will probably get better quicker with Lemsip MAX than with Paracetamol alone (they will certainly feel better). Where the sadness comes in is that this person will also bargain hunt for a cheaper price of the expensive drug. BTW, I woudn't trust a poundshop with drugs, unless I know exactly where they come from. Many are imported or re-imported and you don't know how they have been stored and who really made them.
#6
bargain surfer;3225740
... (or if you're a smart ar$e then 49.999999999999999999999999999999999999999p per sachet) ...


Um, 49.9p per sachet actually. :thumbsup:

I remember something about moving the decimal place (ie, £4.99 for 10 = £0.499 each).

Does that make me a smart ar$e or a smart a£ec?
#7
pet2000
Don't forget psychology plays a big part in recovery. If a person has the attitude that branded and more expensive drugs work better, they will probably get better quicker with Lemsip MAX than with Paracetamol alone (they will certainly feel better). Where the sadness comes in is that this person will also bargain hunt for a cheaper price of the expensive drug. BTW, I woudn't trust a poundshop with drugs, unless I know exactly where they come from. Many are imported or re-imported and you don't know how they have been stored and who really made them.


I don't trust any drugs but for people who would normally buy this poroduct i would say this is a good deal.
btw. they are britsh and made by the makers of lemsip (Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited)
#8
pgotecha;3225651
Sorry voted cold - as a pharmacist I believe these should not be used. All you need is plenty of water to drink and paracetamol (around 50p for 100 tablets). That is it - curl up and rest, and if a runny nose is problem, a simple nasal spray will do the trick (NOT anything fancy, ask your pharmacist to give you one that is a non-branded product, again approx.. 50p to £1). Really, that is all you need for a common cold/flu symptoms.:thumbsup: And they will last for couple of years!!


Agree with above, excellent advice

But then for those that like the yukky flavour of Lemsip (and the psychology), believe it will be better for them, then this is an excellent deal. However, most people don't realise that Lemsip contains only 300mg of paracetamol, when the normal adult dose is 1000mg (x2 500mg tablets= 1gm).

All too easy to be seduced by the branding......:thumbsup:

Feel a roasting comin on:-D
#9
pgotecha
Sorry voted cold - as a pharmacist I believe these should not be used. All you need is plenty of water to drink and paracetamol (around 50p for 100 tablets). That is it - curl up and rest, and if a runny nose is problem, a simple nasal spray will do the trick (NOT anything fancy, ask your pharmacist to give you one that is a non-branded product, again approx.. 50p to £1). Really, that is all you need for a common cold/flu symptoms.:thumbsup:
And they will last for couple of years!!


What about dosing up on Vitamin C?
That really helped me the last time I had a cold.
#10
All the men folk will buy these for their man flu:roll:
1 Like #11
Their should be a Lemsip MANFLU strength with a big picture of a dial on it going to 11. Where Max strength would be 10.

Can't believe no ones asked but how much? :-D

Voted hot as I'm suffering currently
#12
pet2000
Don't forget psychology plays a big part in recovery. If a person has the attitude that branded and more expensive drugs work better, they will probably get better quicker with Lemsip MAX than with Paracetamol alone (they will certainly feel better). Where the sadness comes in is that this person will also bargain hunt for a cheaper price of the expensive drug. BTW, I woudn't trust a poundshop with drugs, unless I know exactly where they come from. Many are imported or re-imported and you don't know how they have been stored and who really made them.


Are you sure? That's a sweeping generalisation.
#13
pompeyboo
Are you sure? That's a sweeping generalisation.


I prefer the above to your previous reasoned debate of ..........rubbish..lol
#14
pgotecha
Sorry voted cold - as a pharmacist I believe these should not be used. All you need is plenty of water to drink and paracetamol (around 50p for 100 tablets). That is it - curl up and rest, and if a runny nose is problem, a simple nasal spray will do the trick (NOT anything fancy, ask your pharmacist to give you one that is a non-branded product, again approx.. 50p to £1). Really, that is all you need for a common cold/flu symptoms.:thumbsup:
And they will last for couple of years!!


I completely agree. :thumbsup:

Another classic example of rip-off medicine is Nurofen - people should avoid this like the plague. It's just ibuprofen, with a massive price hike to cover the packaging and advertising costs.
#15
pgotecha
Sorry voted cold - as a pharmacist I believe these should not be used. All you need is plenty of water to drink and paracetamol (around 50p for 100 tablets). That is it - curl up and rest, and if a runny nose is problem, a simple nasal spray will do the trick (NOT anything fancy, ask your pharmacist to give you one that is a non-branded product, again approx.. 50p to £1). Really, that is all you need for a common cold/flu symptoms.:thumbsup:
And they will last for couple of years!!



Just a question since you're a pharmacist. Does paracetamol in any form such as either tablet, capsule, liquid or powder form make any difference in quicker absorbtion. I seen many supermarkets selling these at different prices but the content is the same in any other form but with same dosage. I'm aware that all drugs must be stored at a cool/dry area, maybe at room temperature but will storing them in a fridge extend the lifespan of the drugs also or reduce it.

I believe there is a International governing body that deals with drug licencing on ensuring these active ingredients & dosage must be clearly labeled or the drug manufacturer or they could have their products removed from the shelves if deemed unsafe for consumption.

Not sure about the £ shops selling drugs but I'm sure they have to stick to consumer law guidelines not to sell expired products that may harm the public or even death but don't forget drugs can be made at lower grades such a generic of the original formula. The drug companies are not silly just to let anyone copy the drugs formula without having a licence or patent for them. drug companies spend millions of £'s to ensure copyright of active ingredients are just not been copied.
2 Likes #16
veedubjai
The drug companies are not silly just to let anyone copy the drugs formula without having a licence or patent for them. drug companies spend millions of £'s to ensure copyright of active ingredients are just not been copied.


Don't worry, the patent on Paracetamol expired some time ago. There really is no reason to avoid the generic forms, such as the supermarket brands.
#17
pompeyboo
Are you sure? That's a sweeping generalisation.


Which part do you class as a sweeping statement? Don't be so naive to believe that drugs sold in non-pharmacy or non-supermarket outlets always contain the ingredience or are made by the company as stated on the packet. They could be copied and produced in China for instance. It is well known in the drug wholesales that fake drugs are in circulation in Europe including the UK but you will probably not find those in LLoyds, Boots or Superdrug, to name just a few. Thats all I want to say on this subject. It's for you to decide what health risk you want to take for saving just a few pennies.
#18
Just paid over £5 for this stuff at a local Pharmacy. Can't say the Phenylephrine or the Guaifanisin (spelling?) seem to be doing all that much. Have lost my voice and feel like **** :(

Do poundland stop you buying more than a couple of packs?

Oh and since we have a resident pharmacist - does Echinacea do anything. Like anything from what I can see clinical trials seem mixed but on the whole suggest it does no good but no harm either.
#19
I don't know why people are so mard,i agree,a few painkillers and cheap throat lozenges like throaties are enough if you have a common cold,be brave,let your immune system fight it...lol
#20
Cold for me because I have just bought a pack of 5 Beechams Cold and Flu from Poundland (Blackcurrant and Honey and lemon flavours available).

I bought some for my freshers' flu :-(
#21
Russ2626;3228114
Cold for me because I have just bought a pack of 5 Beechams Cold and Flu from Poundland (Blackcurrant and Honey and lemon flavours available).

I bought some for my freshers' flu :-(


Did you get some condoms before too to make sure the freshers' flu was the only thing you caught off the opposite sex? :-D
#22
TheFrog
Don't worry, the patent on Paracetamol expired some time ago. There really is no reason to avoid the generic forms, such as the supermarket brands.


Thanks for that. Note taken. Rep added. :thumbsup:
#23
The Lemsip sold in Poundland is no different than that sold in Boots etc, except much more expensive. The active ingredieints are exactly the same, low dose paracetamol, lemon flavourings.

Point is, you could save even more by buying just paracetamol on it's own (generic). Branded drugs are always much more expensive Generic are not inferior in any way, they jsut don't have the fancy packaging. e.g 30 Ibuprofen tablets are approx 1/4 of the price of Nurofen, exact same ingredients.


Vit C, echinacea etc won't help once cold symptoms engulf you. But by that stage, you will do anything to help yourself feel better.
#24
anewman;3227002
Just paid over £5 for this stuff at a local Pharmacy. Can't say the Phenylephrine or the Guaifanisin (spelling?) seem to be doing all that much. Have lost my voice and feel like **** :(Do poundland stop you buying more than a couple of packs?Oh and since we have a resident pharmacist - does Echinacea do anything. Like anything from what I can see clinical trials seem mixed but on the whole suggest it does no good but no harm either.


except to your wallet :whistling:
#25
anewman
Did you get some condoms before too to make sure the freshers' flu was the only thing you caught off the opposite sex? :-D


Certainly did :thumbsup:
#26
bargain surfer
please comment regards the other active ingredients i.e Phenylephrine Hydrochloride and Guaifenesin.

Hi, sorry for the delay in replying, I had a cold!! Really. Anyway, as for the other ingredients, the doctor's book, the British National Formulary, which you will see on all doctor's desks, says these are basically no good, they don't work especially for a cough. Some dry up a runny nose at best. However, it is not a good idea to take a drug into your bloodstream (which occurs when you take the tablets) and leave yourself open to all side-effects when you can use a nasal spray/drops. These act at the site, i.e. the nose, and are not significantly absorbed into your bloodstream, so side-effects are minimised. The drugs do work, but the only useful action is drying up a runny nose. Use a spray/drops, don't take anything internally. The drugs also have a risk of inteacting with other prescribed medicines you may be taking, but when using nasal spray, these interactions are minimised.
I hope this helps, and if you need a reference to the British National Formulary (BNF), the link is www.bnf.org and http://www.medicinescomplete.com. However, you have to purchase a subscription. I work for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society which produces the books and would be happy to look up anything somebody wishes to see.
So for Phenylephrine, it is a cough suppressant for dry cough and does not work, in my opinion. The reason is that the dose is veyr low in normal cough mixtures, but higher doses gives more side effects - I am being very honest, these just don't work. Other common cough suppressants are codeine and dextromethorphan. The same dose issue applies and all you will end up is constipation as a side-effect - in my opinion, don't use anything. Guaifenesin is for a cough where you are producing some sputum; it is for 'loosening' the sputum, so that you can cough and get rid of it more easily - same applies, does not work. The BNF says:
[COLOR=blue]"Expectorants are claimed to promote expulsion of bronchial secretions but there is no evidence that any drug can specifically facilitate expectoration. The assumption that sub-emetic doses of expectorants, such as ammonium chloride, ipecacuanha, and squill promote expectoration is a myth. However, a simple expectorant mixture may serve a useful placebo function and has the advantage of being inexpensive.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]Demulcent cough preparations contain soothing substances such as syrup or glycerol and some patients believe that such preparations relieve a dry irritating cough. Preparations such as simple linctus have the advantage of being harmless and inexpensive; paediatric simple linctus is particularly useful in children.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]This last para says it all, they don't, but if they said that like I have, the drug companies would be lining up the lawyers!! So they can't sat that - you have to trust me, I work for them and know the difficulties of what we can and can't say - if I had my way, I would remove all but the basic cough mixtures, like honey and lemon, rest would be out - but legal problems get in the way. The drug companies are real snakes, they market all sorts of things in the developing countries, which we would not allow in our country, like horrible and potentially dangerous diarrhoea mixtures, a real scandal. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]Sorry for the long reply, but hope it helps people. Oh, forgot to mention vitamin C, which soemone asked about. It appears to work in some people but the dose has to be fairly high, but only in some people. and maybe their vit c levels are generally low.[/COLOR]
#27
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pgotecha
Sorry voted cold - as a pharmacist I believe these should not be used. All you need is plenty of water to drink and paracetamol (around 50p for 100 tablets). That is it - curl up and rest, and if a runny nose is problem, a simple nasal spray will do the trick (NOT anything fancy, ask your pharmacist to give you one that is a non-branded product, again approx.. 50p to £1). Really, that is all you need for a common cold/flu symptoms.:thumbsup:
And they will last for couple of years!!


pgotecha
Hi, sorry for the delay in replying, I had a cold!! Really. Anyway............blah...........blah.blah!



LMFAO!
Two months to reply, all because of a cold that lasted two months and was so severe you were unable to type!? WTF!
[SIZE="6"]Guess YOU should have spent a £ and got rid of that cold sooner! :prop::w00t::giggle::shock: [/SIZE]

[CENTER][SIZE="7"]ULTRA FAIL![/SIZE][/CENTER]
#28
bargain surfer
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LMFAO!
Two months to reply, all because of a cold that lasted two months and was so severe you were unable to type!? WTF!
[SIZE="6"]Guess YOU should have spent a £ and got rid of that cold sooner! :prop::w00t::giggle::shock: [/SIZE]

[CENTER][SIZE="7"]ULTRA FAIL![/SIZE][/CENTER]

Ouch! Was the reply not worth it to be forgiven? Anyway if you feel that way, then there is little I can do - and by the way, the cold bit was a bit of a....., oh hell, I can't be bothered, if my delay caused you to have numerous colds adn you had to spend yoru £ then I am sorry.
If you want to continue with the branded Lemsip, Nurofen, Panadol, go ahead. I was only trying to help.
Hope there is soemone out there who is appreciative; I have included good sources (offered my help with info) and would include more information in th efuture, like the NICE guidelines, www.nice.org (National Institute of Clnical Excellence), the site to search for research papers published in medical journals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez), databases that give excellent medical information (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/) and so on......
Sorry to have offended you so much so tha yopu had to shout in 50pt font size - I hear you.
If there is anyone out there on my side, please let me know and also what you think of such 'shouting'.

PG

but if this is the level of response, I may as well as not bother.
#29
pgotecha
Ouch! Was the reply not worth it to be forgiven? Anyway if you feel that way, then there is little I can do - and by the way, the cold bit was a bit of a....., oh hell, I can't be bothered, if my delay caused you to have numerous colds adn you had to spend yoru £ then I am sorry.
If you want to continue with the branded Lemsip, Nurofen, Panadol, go ahead. I was only trying to help.
Hope there is soemone out there who is appreciative; I have included good sources (offered my help with info) and would include more information in th efuture, like the NICE guidelines, www.nice.org (National Institute of Clnical Excellence), the site to search for research papers published in medical journals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez), databases that give excellent medical information (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/) and so on......
Sorry to have offended you so much so tha yopu had to shout in 50pt font size - I hear you.
If there is anyone out there on my side, please let me know and also what you think of such 'shouting'.

PG

but if this is the level of response, I may as well as not bother.


Nothing pesonal, and no offence intended. Just throwing a humourous spin on the irony of the situation!
Two months is a long time to suffer a cold.

PS. Thanx 4 the links they will be useful to keep tabs on some meds.
#30
bargain surfer
Nothing pesonal, and no offence intended. Just throwing a humourous spin on the irony of the situation!
Two months is a long time to suffer a cold.

PS. Thanx 4 the links they will be useful to keep tabs on some meds.

Thanks for your message; I thought I had let the side down; I did not look at the comments that follow the entry so did not see the request there. Then I saw these Messages, and it was the first time I had a message and did not know what to do - you may have deduced this from my ramblings!! I will now look at my messages more frequently.
My cold is better now by the way - waiting for the 'warm' weather at the w/e, which all the bugs love and the mighty cold and flu symptoms will return next week - mark my words by the end of next week, there will be a lot of Lemsip sold!!
#31
Have you all seen the new advice for kids - would love to say told you so, but won't do that, below me. Advice applies to adults as well but it is only that the drug companies will sue them big time if they say so!! By the way the latest advice is that all these don't work, may be bad for them, and should not be used.
These are no good, stay away and save yourself a fortune.

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