What are Strepsils Orange with Vitamin C?
Strepsils Orange are soothing lozenges that help to provide relief from discomfort caused by painful sore throats. Each lozenge has a boost of 100mg of Vitamin C.
What are the symptoms of a throat infection?
Symptoms of a sore throat include:
- A painful throat, especially when swallowing.
- A dry, scratchy throat.
- Redness in the back of the mouth.
- Bad breath.
- A mild cough.
- Swollen neck glands.
What are the causes of a sore throat?
Viruses that can cause a sore throat include:
- Common cold.
The most common bacterial infection that causes sore throats is Streptococcus Pyogenes, which causes strep throat.
Other causes of a sore throat include:
- Dry air.
- Muscle strain.
How can Strepsils Orange help soothe sore throats?
Strepsils Orange contain two anti-septic ingredients:
- 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol
These work together to relieve pain in the mouth and throat infections by lubricating the painful area. They also have mild antiseptic properties which kill bacteria associated with mouth and throat infections. The lozenges also include Vitamin C, which is beneficial during infection as Vitamin C levels can fall.
Using Strepsils Lozenges.
This product is for short term use only. You should take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms.
How to take the lozenges.
- Remove the blister pack from the cardboard carton.
- Pop one lozenge from the blister pack.
- Place lozenge into the mouth, allowing it to dissolve slowly.
Adults, children aged over 6 and the elderly- one lozenge every 2-3 hours. Maximum dose: 12 lozenges in 24 hours.
When should this product NOT be used?
Do NOT take this product if you:
- Are allergic to 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol, Vitamin C or any of the other listed ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list).
- Are under 6 years of age.
- Have an intolerance to certain sugars such as fructose, glucose-galactose and sucrose-isomaltose.
Talk to your doctor or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you:
- Are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
- Suffer or are suffering from any other throat problems.
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Always check the label before using any medication, to ensure that it is suitable for you. Seek advice from your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you are unsure.
Like all medicines, Strepsils Orange can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. If you experience itching, burning or discomfort in the mouth, stop taking this product and consult your doctor or 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.
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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- Amylmetacresol, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Vitamin C
- Each lozenge contains 1.2mg of 2,4-Dicholorobenzyl Alcohol, 0.6mg of Amylmetacresol & 100mg of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid / Sodium Ascorbate equivalent to 100mg) Also contains Sucrose, Glucose and Propylene Glycol
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