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PHOTOS: the cold medicines on sale - but to be avoided - in France

The five combine different effects that can lead to severe reactions

The medicines in question combine decongestant and antihistamine effects. Pic: fizkes / Shutterstock / visactu

Five cold medicines sold in France should be avoided because they can lead to severe reactions and a risk of overdose, states ANSM, the French agency for medicines and health.

The medicines all contain a cocktail of active drugs including a vasoconstrictor, an antihistamine and paracetamol or ibuprofen, which, when together, can lead to a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes.

 Read more Health alert in France over common cold medicines 

Pic: Visactu / The Connexion

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