What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00094/5014R.

Boots Easy Breathing Pastilles


Boots Easy Breathing Pastilles

(Abietis Oil, Menthol, Sylvestris Pine Oil)

Relieves congestion to help you breathe easily

45 g

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Uses: This medicine contains a combination of decongestant oils for the relief of the symptoms of catarrh and coughs.

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 1.3 g of glucose and sucrose. This should be taken into account by people with diabetes.

How to take this medicine

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

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Suck one pastille when you need to. Don’t take more than 18 pastilles in 24 hours.

Children of 6 to 11 years: Suck one pastille when you need to. Don’t take more than 12 pastilles in 24 hours.

Suck each pastille slowly until it dissolves.

Do not give to children under 6 years.

Do not take more than the amount recommended.

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 medicine. See a doctor at once if severe:

  • Rash, itching, flushing or swelling of the skin, face, neck, tongue or throat, difficulty in breathing (severe allergic reactions)

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

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 Abietis Oil 0.3% v/w, Menthol 0.6% w/w, Sylvestris Pine Oil 0.3% v/w.

Also contains: sucrose, modified starch, liquid glucose, water, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil.

PL 00094/5014

Text prepared 3/11

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC

by The MA holder

Ernest Jackson & Co Ltd
EX17 3AP

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.