- 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol
GSL: General Sales Licence
This information is intended for use by health professionals
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
A red circular lozenge.
For the symptomatic relief of mouth and throat infections.
Use the lowest dose for the shortest duration necessary to relieve symptoms.
One lozenge every 2-3 hours up to a maximum of 12 lozenges in 24 hours.
There is no need for dosage reduction in the elderly.
Children over 6 years old:
As above for adults.
Children under 6 years old:
Not suitable for children under 6 years. (see section 4.4).
Method of Administration
For oral administration. To be dissolved slowly in the mouth.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Not to be given to children under 6 years.
If symptoms persist, have not improved, or have worsened after 3 days, consult a doctor or health care professional.
Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-glalctose malabsorption or sucrose-isomaltose insufficiency should not take this medicine.
No clinically significant interactions are known.
There are no or limited amount of data from the use of amylmetacresol and 2,4-dichlorbenzyl alcohol.
As with all medicines care should be taken when using this product in pregnancy and medical advice sought if necessary.
It is unknown whether 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amylmetacresol or metabolites are excreted in human milk. A risk to the newborns / infants cannot be excluded.
No data are available regarding the effects on fertility.
No or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
The list of the following adverse effects relates to those experienced with 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol at OTC doses, in short term use.
Adverse events which have been associated with 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol are given below, tabulated by system organ class and frequency. Frequencies are defined as: Very common (≥1/10); Common (≥1/100 and <1/10); Uncommon (≥1/1000 and <1/100); Rare (≥1/10,000 and <1/1000); Very rare (<1/10,000); Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data). Within each frequency grouping, adverse events are presented in order of decreasing seriousness.
System Organ Class
Immune System Disorders
Glossodyniaab, oral discomfortab
a2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol bamylmetacresol
Reporting of Suspected Adverse Reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Overdosage should not present a problem other than gastrointestinal discomfort. Treatment should be symptomatic.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Throat Preparations; Antiseptics; ATC Code: R02AA03 Dichlorobenzyl alcohol.
2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol have antiseptic properties.
Star anise oil, peppermint oil, menthol natural or menthol synthetic, tartaric acid gran 571 GDE, ponceau 4R edicol E124, carmoisine edicol E122, solids from liquid sugar demin, (or from liquid sugar T & L T1001) and from liquid glucose, water (potable).
36 months for lozenges packed in blister strips within a carton.
24 months for blister packs attached to a stencilled card.
Do not store above 25°C.
A blister push-through pack consisting of 15 or 20μm hard temper aluminium foil heat-sealed to a 250μm PVC/40gms or 90gms PVDC blister. The tray contains an appropriate number of lozenges to give pack sizes of 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 32 and 36 lozenges in a cardboard carton or a flow wrap composed of PET/aluminium foil/polyethylene.
A blister push-through pack consisting of 15 or 20μm hard-temper aluminium foil heat-sealed to a 250μm PVC/40gms or 90gms PVDC blister. Two, four or six blisters are attached to a stencilled card.
A blister push-through pack consisting of 15 or 20μm hard temper aluminium foil heat-sealed to a 250μm PVC/40gms or 90gms PVDC blister. The tray contains an appropriate number of lozenges to give a pack size of lozenges in a wrap around cardboard carton with tamper-evident seal.
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