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Strepsils Sore Throat and Blocked Nose lozenges

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Information specific to: Strepsils Sore Throat and Blocked Nose lozenges.

About Strepsils Sore Throat and Blocked Nose lozenges and how it works

This medicine helps relieve the symptoms of mouth and throat infections, nasal congestion and dry irritating coughs associated with the common cold. It contains three main ingredients: levomenthol, amylmetacresol and dichlorobenzyl alcohol. Levomenthol numbs the throat and is also a nasal decongestant and helps relieve stuffiness in the nose which makes breathing easier. Amylmetacresol and dichlorobenzyl alcohol are antiseptics which kill the germs that cause mouth and throat infections.

This medicine is available in the form of lozenges which slowly dissolve in the mouth when sucked. One lozenge may be sucked every 2-3 hours but do not suck more than 12 lozenges in 24 hours.

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

Before using Strepsils Sore Throat and Blocked Nose lozenges

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 having 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
  • is a child under six years of age

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 Strepsils Sore Throat and Blocked Nose lozenges

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 having this medicine:

  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • sore tongue

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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.

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

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