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Lemsip Side Effects

Common Lemsip Side Effects


The most commonly reported Lemsip side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Overdose (2)
Vomiting (2)
Hepatic Failure (1)
Hallucination (1)
Oesophagitis (1)
Pharyngitis Streptococcal (1)
Haematemesis (1)
Memory Impairment (1)
Gait Disturbance (1)
Abnormal Behaviour (1)
Accidental Overdose (1)
Chromaturia (1)
Cyst (1)
Gastritis (1)


If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Lemsip Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Lemsip reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Lemsip on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Abnormal Behaviour, Chromaturia, Vomiting, Overdose, Memory Impairment, Gait Disturbance, Pharyngitis Streptococcal, Cyst, Hallucination
This is a report of a 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis, who was treated with Lemsip With Phenylephrine (dosage: Unk, start time: Dec 21, 2010), combined with:
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Antibiotics (Unk)
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Cough Medicine (Unk)
  • Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Chromaturia
  • Vomiting
  • Overdose
  • Memory Impairment
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Pharyngitis Streptococcal
  • Cyst
  • Hallucination
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lemsip With Phenylephrine treatment in female patients, resulting in abnormal behaviour side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Overdose, Hepatic Failure
This report suggests a potential Lemsip Original Overdose, Hepatic Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngitis and used Lemsip Original (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lemsip Original the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Overdose
  • Hepatic Failure
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Antitussive
Although Lemsip Original demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as overdose, may still occur.

Accidental Overdose
This Accidental Overdose problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM. A 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lemsip Cold + Flu (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen
When commencing Lemsip Cold + Flu, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Accidental Overdose
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as accidental overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Gastritis, Haematemesis, Oesophagitis, Vomiting
This is a report of a 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection and was treated with Lemsip (combination Product) (dosage: Oral) starting Jun 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lansoprazole
  • Aspirin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Gastritis
  • Haematemesis
  • Oesophagitis
  • Vomiting
This opens a possibility that Lemsip (combination Product) treatment could cause the above reactions, including gastritis, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.



Top 10 Lemsip Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Gastritis 1
Haematemesis 1
Oesophagitis 1
Vomiting 1

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 4

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    Reported deaths: 1

    Reported hospitalizations: 1

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