Strepsils Original - 16 Lozenges

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Faye Bonnell - Medical Content Writer
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02/02/2022
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What are Strepsils Original Lozenges? 

Strepsils Original Lozenges contain two antiseptic ingredients, 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol, to relieve the symptoms of mouth and throat infections. These ingredients work by killing the bacteria associated with mouth and throat infections. Sucking on Strepsils Original Lozenges allows the active ingredients to work in the area of discomfort and helps to lubricate and soothe the painful area. 

How to take Strepsils Original Lozenges

Always take Strepsils Original Lozenges exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. Strepsils Original Lozenges are for short term use only - you should take the lowest dose for the shortest time necessary to relieve your symptoms. Adults and children over the age of 6 years old should slowly dissolve one lozenge in the mouth every 2-3 hours up to a maximum of 12 lozenges in 24 hours. If symptoms haven’t improved after 3 days of taking Strepsils Original Lozenges, consult a doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist. 

How do Strepsils Original Lozenges relieve a sore throat? 

Strepsils Original Lozenges contain two active ingredients: 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol. These work as antiseptics to kill the bacteria that may be causing your sore throat. Sucking on Strepsils Original Lozenges also helps to soothe the pain and discomfort in your throat. 

What causes a sore throat?

Having a sore throat is a very common problem that is usually associated with viral infections, like colds and flu, or occasionally a bacterial infection. They can also be caused by laryngitis, tonsillitis or glandular fever. Sore throats usually get better by themselves and can be relieved by products like Strepsils Original Lozenges, but you should see your GP if you aren’t feeling better after a week or if it’s accompanied by a very high temperature. 

Are Strepsils Original Lozenges suitable for children? 

Strepsils Original Lozenges are not suitable for children under the age of 6 years old. If your child under 6 needs relief for their mouth or throat infection, you should speak to a Chemist4U pharmacist for a suitable alternative treatment. 

Are Strepsils Original Lozenges suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women? 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking Strepsils Original Lozenges.

When should Strepsils Original Lozenges not be used? 

Do not take Strepsils Original Lozenges if you are allergic to 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol or any of the ingredients. Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Strepsils Original Lozenges if you are taking any other medicines, including those obtained without a prescription, or if you are suffering from any other throat problems.

Are there any side effects? 

Strepsils Original Lozenges are unlikely to cause significant side effects. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Always follow the recommended dosage, as Strepsils Original Lozenges can cause stomach discomfort if you take more than you should. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.

Storage information

Store Strepsils Original Lozenges below 25°C in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging.  Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.


Important information

Strepsils Original Lozenges are a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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.


Strepsils Original - 16 Lozenges Reviews

By Sarah Matthews,
December 06, 2022
Wonderful service 10 stars!
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