Anadin Extra - 16 Caplets
What is Anadin Extra?
Anadin Extra is a painkiller that gets to work fast to relieve pain and fever. Ideal for those who suffer from migraines and headaches but can also be used to ease many other different kinds of pain, making it a perfect all-round pain relief.
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The active substances are Aspirin, Paracetamol and Caffeine. Your medicine contains 300 mg of Aspirin, 200 mg of Paracetamol and 45 mg of Caffeine.
Each tablet also contains: maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose (E460), hydrogenated vegetable oil, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (E464), polyethylene glycol, pregelatinised starch and povidone.
Although Anadin Extra is perfect for relieving pain caused by headaches and migraines, it can also help to relieve many other kinds of pain caused by lots of different conditions. Some of the most common uses for Anadin Extra include:
- A headache & migraine
- Period pain
- Joint swelling
- Muscular aches
- Rheumatic pain
- Dental pain
- Colds & flu
- A sore throat
Each Anadin Extra caplet contains three active ingredients which work together to relieve your pain as quickly as possible. These ingredients are:
- 300mg of aspirin
- 200mg of paracetamol
- 45mg of caffeine
Aspirin and paracetamol work together to relieve pain, reduce high temperatures and reduce fever. Aspirin also has anti-inflammatory properties which mean it can help to reduce swelling. Caffeine works to increase the speed of the aspirin and paracetamol, helping them to get to work and relieve your pain faster.
If you’re within the late stages of pregnancy or are breastfeeding, you should not take Anadin Extra. If you’re in the early stages of pregnancy you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Anadin Extra contains 45mg caffeine, which should be limited to less than 200mg a day during pregnancy.
If you’re taking any other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Anadin Extra. You should not take this product if you are taking medications to reduce blood clotting or to treat gout, including warfarin and sulfinpyrazone. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking:
- Water tablets
- Certain cancer treatments, e.g. methotrexate
- Medication used to treat diarrhoea caused by gall bladder disease
- Lipid lowering drugs, e.g. cholestyramine
- Some antibiotics, e.g. chloramphenicol
- Anti-sickness medications, e.g. metoclopramide, domperidone
- Steroid hormones, corticosteroids
- Medications used to treat epilepsy, e.g. phenytoin, valproate
- Medications for high blood pressure, e.g. ACE inhibitors
- Treatments for leg pain while walking, e.g. cilostazol
- Treatments for gout, e.g. probenecid
- Treatments for obesity, e.g. sibutramine
- Antidepressants, e.g. SSRIs, venlafaxine
- Some asthma medications, e.g. zafirlukast
- Any other NSAIDs, e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin
For best results, take 2 Anadin Extra caplets with a glass of water. Do this up to 4 times a day, as needed, making sure that you do not take more than 8 caplets in 24 hours. Leave at least 4 hours between each dose.
Anadin Extra is not suitable for use by those under the age of 16. Do not take this product if you are allergic to aspirin, paracetamol, caffeine, or any of the other listed ingredients. Anadin Extra is not suitable for those who have:
- Stomach ulcers, perforation, or bleeding, or have ever had them
- Haemophilia (blood that does not clot well)
- Late stage pregnancy or are breastfeeding
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have:
- Allergic disease
- Kidney or liver disease, including alcoholic liver disease
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- A G-6-PD deficiency
Like all medicines, Anadin Extra can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek medical attention immediately:
- Stomach ulcers or perforation, showing symptoms such as severe abdominal pain or blood in your stools.
- Severe allergic reactions, e.g. difficulty breathing, skin rash, swollen facial features.
- Breathing problems, e.g. wheezing
- Serious skin reactions, e.g. reddening, blisters, or rash.
Other side effects you may experience include
- Blood does not clot well, showing symptoms such as bruising or bleeding
- Reduction in white blood cells, making infection more likely
- Tremors, shaking, and palpitations
- Gout in those prone to it
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in skin colour
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, speak to your doctor or hive pharmacist straight away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.