What are Strepsils Sore Throat and Cough Lozenges?
Strepsils Sore Throat and Cough Lozenges provide relief from sore throats and irritating coughs caused by the common cold and nasal congestion.
What causes coughs and sore throats?
Coughs and sore throats can be caused by common viral infections such as the flu or a cold. Some bacterial infections can cause them too, such as Streptococcus pyogenes. Environmental factors such as dry air and pollution or lifestyle choices such as smoking can also cause coughs and sore throats.
How do Strepsils Throat and Cough Lozenges work?
Strepsils lozenges contain two antiseptic ingredients:
- 2,4- Dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg
- Amylmetacresol 0.6mg
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.
Strepsils Throat and Cough lozenges also contain:
- Levomenthol 8.0mg
This ingredient has a mild local anaesthetic action to relieve pain and also relieves the symptoms of nasal congestion to ease coughs.
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 the lozenge onto the tongue and allow 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, levomenthol or any of the other ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list).
- Are under 6 years old.
- You have an intolerance to certain sugars such as fructose, glucose-galactose and sucrose-isomaltose.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are:
- Are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
- Suffer or are suffering from any other throat problems.
Like all medicines, Strepsils Sore Throat and Cough Lozenges can cause side effects, although not everybody experiences them. If you experience any hypersensitivity to this product (such as itching) stop taking this product and consult your doctor.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do NOT use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the carton.
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.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Amylmetacresol, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Levomenthol
- The active substances are: 2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg, Amylmetacresol 0.6mg, Levomenthol 8.0mg The other ingredients are: Liquid sucrose, Liquid glucose, Tartaric acid, Eucalyptus oil, Indigo carmine (E132).
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