What are Strepsils Strawberry Sugar-Free Lozenges?
These Strepsils Lozenges are a treatment that works to provide relief for a sore throat. These lozenges work by killing the bacteria in the mouth and throat that is causing the pain and discomfort. The active ingredients of these lozenges are:
- 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol
Both of these active ingredients are antiseptics that kill the bacteria but also helps to lubricate the mouth and throat, soothing pain. This is because of the liquid that dissolves in the mouth when sucking on it.
What is the cause of throat and mouth pain?
Throat and mouth soreness and pain can be caused by a number of reasons. The most likely cause of short-term soreness and pain if an infection, such as a cold or the flu. The germs in the mouth get there by air that is the result of someone who is infected coughing or sneezing. The air with the germs enters the body through the eyes, nose, or mouth. A cold or flu is not the only cause of a sore throat though, as it can also be caused by an allergy or by smoking.
Who are these Strepsils lozenges suitable for?
These lozenges are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 6 and over. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients that are in the lozenges should not use them. Even though these are sugar-free, you should not use these lozenges if you have an intolerance to some sugars, these include glucose, sucrose, and fructose.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these lozenges?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
How should Strepsils Strawberry Sugar-Free Lozenges be used?
One lozenge should be put into the mouth and allowed to dissolve completely before using another one. Use a lozenge every 2-3 hours. Only use 12 lozenges every 24 hours. If symptoms are still a problem after 3 days of using these lozenges, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U for advice.
Are there any side effects?
There is a chance of side effects as a result of an allergic reaction. These include itching as well as burning or discomfort in the mouth. If you notice a side effect, then stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using 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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