What are Strepsils Children Sugar- Free?
Strepsils Children provide fast, soothing and effective relief from pain caused by mouth and throat infections. They are sugar-free, so are suitable for diabetics and have a tasty strawberry flavour, making them perfect for little ones.
What causes mouth and throat infections?
The most common cause for pain in the mouth and throat are viral infections such as cold and flu. Bacteria can also be picked up in the environment and come into contact with our mouths through touching our mouth or eating food, which can cause a sore throat.
Symptoms of a sore throat include:
- Pain in the mouth and throat.
- Pain that worsens with swallowing or talking.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Sore, swollen glands in the neck or jaw.
- Swollen, red tonsils.
- White patches or pus on your tonsils.
- A hoarse or muffled voice.
Common infections and conditions that can cause sore throats:
- Common cold.
- Streptococcus pyogenes (a bacterial infection that causes strep throat).
- Glandular fever.
How can Strepsils Children soothe sore throats?
Strepsils lozenges contain two antiseptic ingredients:
These mild antiseptics kill bacteria associated with mouth and throat infections. The action of sucking the lozenge allows the active ingredients to cover the affected area, helping to lubricate scratchy throats and soothe pain.
Using Strepsils Throat Lozenges.
This product is for short term use only. If symptoms persist or become worse after 3 days, consult a doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist. You should take the lowest dose for the shortest necessary time to relieve your symptoms.
How to take the lozenges.
- Remove the foil blister pack from the cardboard carton.
- Pop one lozenge from the foil blister pack
- Place lozenge onto tongue and allow it to dissolve slowly.
Children over the age of 6: One lozenge every 2-3 hours. Maximum dose: 12 lozenges in 24 hours.
Remember young children can choke on lozenges. Ensure children are under adult supervision when taking Strepsils lozenges.
When should this product NOT be used?
This product is not recommended for children under 6 years of age, as they are a choking hazard.
Do NOT take this product if you:
- Are allergic to 2,4- dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol or any of the listed ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list).
- Have an intolerance to: Fructose, Glucose-galactose, Sucrose isomaltose.
Seek advice from your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if:
- You are taking or recently taken other medicine, with or without prescription.
- You suffer from other throat problems.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Like all medicines, Strepsils Honey and Lemon Lozenges can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any itching, burning or discomfort in the mouth, discontinue using this product and consult your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Keep out of sight and reach of children. Do NOT use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. Do not store above 25°C. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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The active substances are: 2,4- Dichlorobenzyl 1.2mg, Amylmetacresol 0.6mg
The other ingredients are: Strawberry flavour, anthocyanins (E163), saccharin sodium (E954), tartaric acid, isomalt(E953), Maltitol syrup (E965).
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