Q. What is the significance of the label warning regarding MAOIs?

Sympathomimetic decongestants such as pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine which are contained in the Sanaflu Xtra, sinus and allergy products are contraindicated in patients who are taking prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), as serious health problems can develop. If you do not know or are unsure whether your prescription drug medicine contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Q. I have diabetes. Can I take Sanaflu Xtra?

Sanaflu Xtra contains the decongestant pseudoephedrine and Sanaflu Xtra contains the decongestant phenylephrine. Phenylephrine, and similar drugs such as pseudoephedrine, should be used cautiously by people with diabetes because it may increase blood sugar levels. Diabetes is a serious illness, and no OTC medications should be taken without doctor consultation. Always consult with your physician before taking an Sanaflu Xtra, sinus or allergy product.

Q. What causes fever?

Fever is associated with a wide variety of causes. Fever is most often due to bacterial or viral infections such as the common cold, the flu, an ear infection, or sore throat. However, fever can also signal more serious infection or disease. Therefore, it is important that if fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days that you consult your healthcare provider.

Q. Do other symptoms accompany a fever?

It is possible that other symptoms can accompany a fever. Fevers can be associated with a rapid heartbeat, increased breathing rate, as well as flushing, sweating, or warm skin. Lack of appetite and a tired feeling can also accompany a fever. An important thing to think about is dehydration, which can become serious if not carefully monitored. This is why it is important that if a fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days after starting Sanaflu Xtra, that you consult your healthcare provider.

Q. I am allergic to gluten. Is it all right for me to take this product?

Gluten is not added to Sanaflu Xtra products during the manufacturing process. However, we cannot guarantee that minute amounts of gluten or gluten derivatives are not contained in raw materials obtained from various suppliers for our manufacturing process since the end product is not tested for gluten. You should check with your doctor if you have any concerns about taking this product.