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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.

Lemsip Side Effects Reported to FDA


Lemsip Side Effect Report#7928701-9
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 health 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): Abnormal Behaviour, Chromaturia, Vomiting, Overdose, Memory Impairment, Gait Disturbance, Pharyngitis Streptococcal, Cyst, Hallucination 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.
Lemsip Side Effect Report#7906742-5
Overdose, Hepatic Failure
This report suggests a potential Lemsip Original Overdose 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. After starting Lemsip Original the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Overdose, Hepatic FailureAdditional 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.
Lemsip Side Effect Report#7517460-X
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 using Lemsip Cold + Flu, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Accidental OverdoseAlthough 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.
Lemsip Side Effect Report#5779545-8
Gastritis, Haematemesis, Oesophagitis, Vomiting
This Gastritis side effect was reported by a health professional from United Kingdom. A 55-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: urinary tract infection.The patient was prescribed Lemsip (combination Product) (drug dosage: Oral), which was initiated on
Jun 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lansoprazole
  • Aspirin
.After starting to take Lemsip (combination Product) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gastritis, Haematemesis, Oesophagitis, VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Lemsip (combination Product).



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.


What are common Lemsip Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Gastritis 1
Haematemesis 1
Oesophagitis 1
Vomiting 1

Track Your Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep track of your health 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 4

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    Reported deaths: 1

    Reported hospitalizations: 1

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