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Actavis UK Ltd

Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8NS, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1271 311 200
Fax: +44 (0)1271 346 106
WWW: http://www.actavis.co.uk
Medical Information Direct Line: +44 (0)1271 311 257
Medical Information e-mail: medinfo@actavis.co.uk

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Summary of Product Characteristics last updated on the eMC: 04/07/2012
SPC Mackenzies Smelling Salts


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1. Name of the medicinal product

MACKENZIES SMELLING SALTS


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2. Qualitative and quantitative composition

Contains not less than 8.698g Ammonia Liquor 880/890 and 0.5g Eucalyptus Oil BP


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3. Pharmaceutical form

White granules.


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4. Clinical particulars

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4.1 Therapeutic indications

1) Traditionally used for the symptomatic relief of catarrh and head colds.


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4.2 Posology and method of administration

Posology

Inhale vapour through nostrils as required.

Do not use for children under 3 months of age.

Method of Administration

Inhalant.


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4.3 Contraindications

Do not use for children under 3 months of age.


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4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

None known.

The product labelling includes the following statements:

Not to be taken.

If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.


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4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None known.


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4.6 Pregnancy and lactation

No special precautions are considered necessary.


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4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines

None known.


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4.8 Undesirable effects

None known.


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4.9 Overdose

No special requirements are anticipated.


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5. Pharmacological properties

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5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

ATC code:R01A X

Ammonia is employed in the product as a reflex stimulant.

Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil.


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5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

Not applicable.


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5.3 Preclinical safety data

There are no pre-clinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included in other sections of the SPC.


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6. Pharmaceutical particulars

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6.1 List of excipients

Also contains glycerol, soft soap, tapioca, water.


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6.2 Incompatibilities

None known.


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6.3 Shelf life

Shelf-life

Three years from the date of manufacture.

Shelf-life after dilution/reconstitution

Not applicable.

Shelf-life after first opening

Not applicable.


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6.4 Special precautions for storage

Store in a cool place.


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6.5 Nature and contents of container

The product container is a uniquely-shaped amber glass bottle with black polypropylene cap with foil wad or black urea formaldehyde cap with polycone.

Pack size: 17ml


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6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling

Not applicable.


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Administrative data

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7. Marketing authorisation holder

Name or style and permanent address of registered place of business of the holder of the Marketing Authorisation:

Actavis UK Limited

(Trading style: Actavis)

Whiddon Valley

BARNSTAPLE

N Devon EX32 8NS


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8. Marketing authorisation number(s)

PL 0142/5010 R


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9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation

16.10.86 (Product Licence of Right issued: 27.7.73)

Renewed: 14.5.92; 11.7.97


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10. Date of revision of the text

12/04/2007



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