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Boots Catarrh Pastilles

Last Updated on eMC 11-Nov-2013 View changes  | THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC Contact details

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Boots Catarrh Pastilles



Boots Catarrh Pastilles

Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol, Pumilio Pine Oil

Soothing relief for coughs and catarrh

45 g e


Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

This medicine contains Menthol, Eucalyptus and Pumilio oils, which relieve chesty coughs and have antiseptic properties. It can be used to relieve the symptoms of congestion caused by catarrh, coughs and colds.

Before you take this medicine

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains glucose and sucrose)

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Information about some of the ingredients: Each pastille contains a total of 0.5 g of glucose and sucrose. This should be taken into account by people with diabetes. The colour E122 in this medicine may cause allergic reactions.

How to take this medicine

Check the inner bag is not broken before use. If it is, do not use the pastilles.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: One pastille when you need to. Don’t take more than 20 pastilles in 24 hours.

Suck each pastille slowly until it dissolves.

Do not give to children under 12 years.

Do not take more than the amount recommended above.

If symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor.

If you take too many pastilles: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor straight away.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the pastilles. See a doctor at once:

  • Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)

If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.

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

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredients

Each pastille contains Eucalyptus Oil 0.022% v/w, Menthol 0.813% w/w, Pumilio Pine Oil 0.604% v/w.

Also contains: sucrose, liquid glucose, modified starch (maize, tapioca), thymol, marshmallow root liquid extract, carmoisine (E122), vegetable oil, beeswax, water.

PL 00094/0009

Text prepared 8/13

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC

by The Marketing Authorisation holder

Ernest Jackson & Co
EX17 3AP

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Company contact details


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1 Thane Road West, Beeston, Nottingham, NG2 3AA


+44 (0)1159 592 565


+44 (0)1159 595 165

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Active ingredients

eucalyptus oil, menthol, pumilio pine oil

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