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Gertsen
Gertsen
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Is it ok to take lemsip with AF? I am on Apixaban and Bisoprolol?

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Beancounter
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Hi Gertsen

Ideally ask your pharmacist, most of the cold remedies contain other drugs, Lemsip contains paracetemol so probably OK, but check with your pharmacist we are not medically qualified.

Be well

Ian

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Gertsen
Gertsen
in reply to Beancounter

Thank you and Merry Christmas

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Mazdavi
Mazdavi
in reply to Beancounter

I’ve always been advised not to take any cold remedy’s as they have an effect on the heart rate when I had flu last year all I could have was hot lemon and honey and there was one of the range of benilyn medicine ii was able to take and plenty of vick

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Gertsen
Gertsen
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Thanks and Merry Christmas

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Jollies

Personally I prefer not too. Just think I am on enough of a cocktail of drugs. So I stick to paracetamol and a toddy of hot water, lemon, honey and maybe a wee dash of whisky.

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Gertsen
Gertsen
in reply to Jollies

Sounds good

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Hidden
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As HappyJo has stated.....Lemsip contains a decongestant which is a definite no no for AF ers

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BobD
BobDVolunteer

Most decongestants can affect heart rate so please be careful. They can also affect blood pressure. Sudafed is nasty stuff for arrhythmias. Best stick to paracetamol and discuss with your pharmacist.

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Luludean

I have been told for years absolutely not to take Lep or those type things with AF and being on rivaraxaban, Digoxin and Losartan.

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Gertsen
Gertsen
in reply to Luludean

Thanks

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Luludean

Nor any medication with decongestants or anti histamines .

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Meeko
Meeko
in reply to Luludean

Im on antihistamine 24/7. There are two types. The older ones are not good but the newer ones like cetirizine are ok. Best to ask your pharmacist for guidance.

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littlefatartybird

Asked my pharmacist - he said no! Paracetamol and some honey and lemon in hot water will do the same job. If you are congested, a friend recommends the old 'bowl of hot water and towel over the head' routine! Get better soon x

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Diamonddaisy

Was told at my chemist that it's phenylephrine that isn't good, gone to natural remedies where I can (I think that's the decongestant) usually on the label somewhere. Haven't looked any further into stuff like that yet, so that's all I know

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Gertsen

Thank you and Merry Christmas

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BStanding56

I took a Lemslip, landed in Hospital with Af Dr said I could not have taken anything worse xx

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Gertsen
Gertsen
in reply to BStanding56

OH Dear. I shan't.

Merry christmas

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hirwaun

When you have AF we are unable to take anything due to tablets we take also not good for AF

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Gertsen

Thank you

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Harfly

I don’t take anything other than paracetamol and Wee hot drink. Was really congested last week after a cold and I bought some good old menthol crystals put a couple in boiling water put a towel over my head and by god did that clear my tubes!! Old remedies are the best. 👍

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Hutchie1

This would explain why I felt much worse after taking lemsip for my cold...2 days in a row.never gave it a thought ..AF was all over the place.

Thanks for the info.

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