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 00014/0430.

Boots Anaesthetic Sore Throat Relief 2% w/v Spray


Boots Anaesthetic Sore Throat Relief 2% w/v Spray

Lidocaine Hydrochloride

Relieves severe sore throats

Anaesthetic numbs pain


Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Uses: A local anaesthetic spray to provide direct and soothing relief from the pain of severe sore throats.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

If you have asthma, or difficulty breathing

If you are under 12 years of age

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

If you are receiving any medical treatment

If you have a high fever, headache, feel sick or are being sick as well as having a sore throat

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

This spray may cause your tongue to become numb. You must take care when eating or drinking hot foods or drinks.

How to use this medicine

Use at the back of the throat only.

Do not breathe in when you use the spray, or get the spray in your eyes.

To spray: Swing the nozzle through 90° and press.

Before first use or after storing the spray for a long time: Press the spray 3 times away from the face into a sink.

Adults and children of 12 years and over: Use three sprays at the back of the throat, every 3 hours, if you need to. Don’t use more than 6 times in any 24 hours.

Do not use for children under 12 years.

Do not use more than the amount recommended above.

If you use too much: Talk to a doctor straight away. Take your medicine with you.

If symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these serious side effects, stop using the spray. See a doctor at once:

Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)

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 on this carton. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help improve more information on safety of this medicine.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the side of the carton.

Active ingredient: This oromucosal spray contains Lidocaine Hydrochloride 2% w/v.

Also contains: purified water, ethanol (30 vol %), sorbitol (E420), sodium citrate, saccharin, quinoline yellow (E104), patent blue V (E131), flavours (peppermint, levomenthol, aniseed).

PL 00014/0430 P

Text prepared 02/15

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

Contains approximately 150 sprays.

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

20 ml e