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Strepsils Children 6+ Lozenges
2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg/lozenge
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
A pink coloured circular lozenge with a characteristic taste of strawberries. Strepsils brand icon is intagliated on both sides.
As an antiseptic for the relief of sore throat and its associated pain.
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.
Children over 6 years old:
As above for adults.
There is no need for dosage reduction in the elderly.
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.
Strepsils Children 6+ Lozenges are contraindicated in persons who have previously shown 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, or if symptoms are accompanied by a high fever or headache consult a doctor or health care professional.
Contains isomaltitol and maltitol syrup, which may have a mild laxative effect if several are taken a day. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine.
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
1 Hypersensitivity reactions may include rash, urticaria and angioedema, which may include swelling of the face, neck, throat or tongue that could affect breathing.
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 or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
In view of the nature and presentation of Strepsils Children 6+ Lozenges, accidental or deliberate overdosage is highly unlikely.
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.
No data available.
There are no preclinical data available specific to the product.
Flav P Strawberry Flavour
Saccharin sodium Ph Eur (E954)
Tartaric acid Ph Eur
Isomalt (Isomaltitol E953)
Maltitol syrup (E965)
Do not store above 25°C
The lozenges are contained in a strip pack containing either 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 32 or 36 lozenges packed into a cardboard carton.
The lozenges are contained in a strip pack containing 8 lozenges packed into a wrap around cardboard carton with tamper-evident seal.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed
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