Generic Name: Sambucol Cold & Flu Relief Brand Name(s): Sambucol Cold & Flu Relief.

Uses

What is Sambucol® Cold and Flu used for?

Sambucol® Cold and Flu is commonly used for temporarily relieves the symptoms of cold and flu while providing a restful night’s sleep.

Fast temporary relief from:

How should I take Sambucol® Cold and Flu?

Consult your doctor for further information.

How do I store Sambucol® Cold and Flu?

Sambucol® Cold and Flu is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Sambucol® Cold and Flu in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Sambucol® Cold and Flu 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 and Flu 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 and Flu?

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 medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Sambucol® Cold and Flu or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

​Sore Throat Warning -​ Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea and vomiting may be serious. Consult a physician promptly. Do not use more than 2 days or administer to children under 3 years of age unless directed by a physician.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Sambucol® Cold and Flu?

​Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Symptoms worsen
  • Any new symptoms appear
  • Fever last for more than three days
  • Respiratory symptoms persist for more than seven days.

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 and Flu?

Sambucol® Cold and Flu 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 and Flu?

Sambucol® Cold and Flu 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 and Flu?

Sambucol® Cold and Flu 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 and Flu.

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

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

Adults and children 4 years of age and older: Take 1 serving (10 ml) at the onset of symptoms.

Repeat every three hours until symptoms are gone.

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

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients under 4 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Sambucol® Cold and Flu available?

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

  • Liquid

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 and Flu, 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: November 15, 2017 | Last Modified: November 15, 2017

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