Generic Name: Sambucol Cold & Flu Nighttime Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime used for?

Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime is commonly used for temporarily relieving the symptoms of cold and flu while providing a restful night’s sleep, such as sinus congestion; cough; aches & pains; fever & chills; sore throat; sleeplessness; headache.

How should I take Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Sambucol Cold &FLu Nighttime by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • To get the best results, patient should use at the first sign of symptoms of a cold or flu and continue to use for an additional 48 hours after symptoms subside.
  • Read the label carefully before using Sambucol Cold &FLu Nighttime.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicine.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • Sore throat warning
  • Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime?

Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime.

What is the dose of Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime for an adult?

Recommended doses for adults is 1 serving (10 ml), repeat every three hours until symptoms are gone.

To get the best results, patient should use at the first sign of symptoms of a cold or flu and continue to use for an additional 48 hours after symptoms subside.

What is the dose of Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime for a child?

Recommended doses for children from 4 years old is 1 serving (10 ml), repeat every three hours until symptoms are gone.

To get the best results, patient should use at the first sign of symptoms of a cold or flu and continue to use for an additional 48 hours after symptoms subside.

How is Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime available?

Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Syrup containing Bryonia 6X, Chamomilla 6X, Gelsemium Sempervirens 6X, 12X, 30X, Passiflora Incarnata 6X, Sambucus Nigra 4X, 6X, Silicea 12X, Sulphur 12X, Zincum Gluconicum 3X, Water USP QS in 1 ml.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Sambucol® Cold & Flu Nighttime, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 29, 2017 | Last Modified: June 29, 2017

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