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Mackenzies Smelling Salts

Last Updated on eMC 27-Jul-2015 View changes  | Actavis UK Ltd Contact details

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Mackenzies Smelling Salts



eucalyptus and ammonia

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.


1. What Mackenzies Smelling Salts are and what they are used for
2. Before you use
3. How to use
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store
6. Further information

1. What Mackenzies Smelling Salts are and what they are used for

Mackenzies Smelling Salts may be used for the relief of the symptoms of inflamed mucous membranes of the head and throat where thick phlegm is produced (catarrh) and head colds.

2. Before you use

Do not use Mackenzies Smelling Salts in children under 3 months old.

3. How to use

Inhale only.

Inhale vapour through nostrils as required.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

Mackenzies Smelling Salts should not cause any unwanted effects.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Store in a cool place.

Do not use Mackenzies Smelling Salts after the expiry date stated on the bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further information

What Mackenzies Smelling Salts contain

  • The active substances (the ingredients that make the smelling salts work) are 0.539g eucalyptus oil and at least 8.82g
    ammonia liquor 880/890 per bottle.
  • The other ingredients are glycerol, soft soap, tapioca and water.

What Mackenzies Smelling Salts look like and contents of the pack

Mackenzies Smelling Salts are white granules soaked in a liquid.

Pack size is 17ml.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

EX32 8NS

This leaflet was last revised in May 2015


Company contact details

Actavis UK Ltd

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Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8NS, UK


+44 (0)1271 346 106

Medical Information e-mail

+44 (0)1271 311 200

Medical Information Direct Line

+44 (0)1271 385 257

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Active ingredients

ammonia liquor, eucalyptus oil

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