Grippostad C in detail
The total dose should not be exceeded without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
Method of use?
Take the medicine with liquid (e.g. 1 glass of water).
Duration of use?
You should not take the medicine for longer periods or in higher doses without medical advice.
As the medicine is made up of different active ingredients, a variety of overdose symptoms may occur, including nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. Progressive liver damage may occur on the 2nd day and hepatic coma on the 3rd day. If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.
If you forget to take it?
Continue taking it as normal (i.e. not double the amount) at the next prescribed time.As a general rule:
Pay particular attention to conscientious dosing in infants, small children and older people. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist about any effects or precautions.
A dosage prescribed by a doctor may differ from the information on the package leaflet. As the doctor will adjust it individually, you should therefore use the medicine according to his instructions.
The medicine must be stored away from heat.
What are the reasons for not using it?Always:
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
- Severe kidney dysfunctionUnder certain circumstances - talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
- Ulcers in the digestive tract
- Constriction in the digestive tract, at the transition from the stomach to the small intestine
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Bladder neck constriction
- Impaired kidney function
- Oxalate-containing kidney stones
- Impaired liver function
- Gilbert's syndrome (Meulengracht's disease)
- Iron storage disease, such as:
- Haemochromatosis (iron overload)
- Sideroachrestic anaemia
- Narrow-angle glaucoma
- Alcohol abuse
- HyperthyroidismWhat age group to consider?
- Children under 12 years of age: The medicine must not be used.What about pregnancy and breastfeeding:
The medicine must not be used.
The medicine must not be used.
If you have been prescribed the medicine despite a contraindication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The therapeutic benefit may be greater than the risk associated with use in the case of a contraindication.
What adverse effects may occur?
- Dry mouth
- Hypersensitivity reactions of the skin, such as:
- Reddening of the skin
- Allergic skin reaction
If you notice any discomfort or change during treatment, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
The information provided here is based primarily on side effects that occur in at least one in 1,000 treated patients.
What should you be aware of?
- Reactions may be impaired even when used as directed, especially at higher doses or in combination with alcohol. Pay particular attention if you are driving or operating machinery (including household machinery) with which you could injure yourself.
- The habitual use of painkillers can lead to permanent kidney damage. If several painkillers are combined, or if one painkiller contains several active ingredients, the risk of this increases.
- Caution: Regular or heavy alcohol consumption can lead to life-threatening conditions due to any existing liver damage if the medicine is also used.
- Caution in case of allergy to painkillers!
- Caution in case of allergy to ascorbic acid (vitamin C)!
- Caution in case of allergy to colouring agents (e.g. quinoline yellow with the E number E 104)!
- Caution in case of intolerance to lactose. If you have to follow a diabetes diet, you should take the sugar content into account.
- There may be medicines with which interactions occur. You should therefore always tell your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicines you are already taking before starting treatment with a new medicine. This also applies to medicines that you buy yourself, use only occasionally or have been using for some time.
How do the ingredients of the medicine work?
The combination of the various active ingredients achieves several effects: Paracetamol works against aching limbs and reduces fever. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) supports the body's own defences. Chlorphenamine has a decongestant effect on the nasal mucosa, but also makes you tired. Caffeine counteracts the unwanted tiredness and at the same time reinforces the pain-reducing and antipyretic effect of paracetamol.
- Colds and flu-like infections with simultaneous occurrence of dry cough, runny nose, and headache and aching limbs- Fever
Consult your doctor if additional or unclear symptoms occur.
General dosage recommendation:
- 2 capsules
- 3 times daily
- Adolescents from 12 years and adults
- morning, noon, evening, regardless of the meal