- Do not take more than 5 doses or 150 mL in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor. For Theraflu Hot Liquid Powder you should dissolve the contents of one packet into 8 oz.
Can you overdose on Theraflu?
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, stomach/abdominal pain, extreme tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, and dark urine. Daily alcohol use, especially when combined with acetaminophen, may damage your liver.
How much Theraflu should you take?
Do not use more than directed
Age: Adults and children 12 years of age and over, Dose: Take 2 caplets every 4 hours, while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 10 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor.
How long does it take for Theraflu to start working?
Relieved Body pain and sore throat quickly
I had a terrible fever, sore throat, headache and body pains. After mixing the powder in warm water and drinking I felt much better in about 30 minutes.
Why does Theraflu work so well?
This medication works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its drying effects on such symptoms as watery eyes and runny nose are caused by blocking another natural substance made by your body (acetylcholine).
Why is Theraflu bad for you?
An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes). In rare cases, acetaminophen may cause a severe skin reaction.
How many Theraflu packets can I take a day?
Theraflu products relieve symptoms for up to 4 hours per dose. For Theraflu liquids, take every 4 hours in dosing cup provided, while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 5 doses or 150 mL in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.
Does Theraflu make you sleepy?
Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, nervousness, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Is Theraflu good for cough?
Shut the Cough Up!
Instead of ignoring your cough and hoping for the best, treat yourself to new Theraflu® Cough Relief. With two maximum-strength active ingredients, Theraflu Cough Relief suppresses an irritating dry and wet cough, and thins mucus to relieve chest congestion, all in a warm, soothing liquid.
Is Theraflu cough syrup?
This medicine, in a delicious berry flavor, helps relieve severe cold, flu, and cough symptoms whenever you need it most, providing maximum strength relief medicine without a prescription. This cold and cough medicine relieves cough, sore throat pain, body aches and pains, headache, nasal, and sinus congestion.
How many days can I take Theraflu?
Do not take more than 6 packets of Theraflu Flu & Sore Throat in one day (24 hours). Call doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.
Is flu contagious after 3 days?
Period of Contagiousness
People with flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins. Some otherwise healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
How long are you contagious after taking Theraflu?
How long am I contagious after the flu? After I take Tamiflu? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people with the flu to stay home until 24 hours after they are fever free without the use of a fever-reducing medication.
Does Theraflu or Nyquil work better?
Theraflu Nighttime Severe Cold And Cough (Acetaminophen / Diphenhydramine / Phenylephrine) is good for treating multiple cold and flu symptoms, but it won’t relieve coughing. Nyquil Cold And Flu (Acetaminophen / Dextromethorphan / Doxylamine) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms.
What is the quickest way to get rid of the flu?
What is the best way to get rid of the flu?
- Take over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to relieve body aches, headache, and fever.
- Take over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants to help with congestion.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Get plenty of rest.
Is Theraflu similar to Tamiflu?
HEALTH Department Issues Statement Regarding Tamiflu and Theraflu. HEALTH alerts consumers that there is a difference between Tamiflu, a prescription medicine to lessen the severity and duration of flu, and Theraflu, an over-the-counter medication which may reduce fever or ease body aches and stuffiness.