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Lemsip

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Lainey61, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Lainey61

    Lainey61 Type 2 · Member

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    I have a cold and had a Lemsip last night and was wondering if it is safe to use as it contains Asparatame. Does anyone know please?
     
  2. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No it also contains Sucrose and it is likely to raise your Blood Sugar.

    I usually have the Lemsip capsules and they seem to be ok.

    I would usually have hot drinks as well such as Lemon and Ginger tea or just hot juice to help with the cold as well.
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a matter of opinion about aspartame, I don't worry about it and many don't, but just as many don't like it. I use lemsip when I have a cold, I find them comforting and they don't really affect my BS, although you may find that being ill affects your BS anyway, I have found this link for you and an extract of what it says so you can decide for yourself (my bold):)

    http://www.medicines.org.uk/emcmobile/medicine/23353/spc

    Use with caution in patients with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hyperexcitability, phaeochromocytoma, prostatic enlargement or close angle glaucoma. Each sachet contains approximately 2.1 g of carbohydrate. Care is advised in the administration of paracetamol to patients with severe renal or severe hepatic impairment. The hazard of overdose is greater in those with non-cirrhotic alcoholic liver disease. Patients should be advised not to take other paracetamol-containing products concurrently.
     
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    Lainey61 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you so much for coming back to me and for the link. Fabulous weight loss, you must be so proud of yourself.
     
  5. Lainey61

    Lainey61 Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you for coming back to me. I bought some capsules today at a pharmacy on the recommendation of the pharmacist.
     
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