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Information specific to: Menthol/Eucalyptus.

About Menthol/Eucalyptus and how it works

This medicine helps relieve the symptoms of sore throats, head colds, catarrh and blocked nose. The main ingredients, menthol and eucalyptus, are aromatic decongestants which relieve stuffiness in the nose and help make breathing easier. They also have a soothing effect on the throat and help reduce irritation.

This medicine is available in the form of pastilles or lozenges which slowly dissolve in the mouth when sucked.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Menthol/Eucalyptus

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if this medicine is for someone who:

  • is allergic or sensitive to or has had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • has an intolerance to sugars

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Menthol/Eucalyptus

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • skin irritation
  • flushing
  • headache

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before having this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine may be available in different flavours.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

This medicine may be available under brand names including:

Potter's Decongestant pastilles

Halls Mentholyptus lozenges

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