Boots Anaesthetic Sore Throat Relief 2% w/v Spray

Patient Leaflet Updated 04-Dec-2023 | THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC

Boots Anaesthetic Sore Throat Relief 2% w/v Spray


Boots Anaesthetic Sore Throat Relief 2% w/v Spray

Lidocaine Hydrochloride Monohydrate

  • Relieves severe sore throats
  • Anaesthetic numbs pain quickly


150 Sprays

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)

Information about some of the ingredients:

Contains 60 mg sorbitol in each 0.40 g dose. Contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per 0.40 g dose, that is to say essentially ‘sodium-free’.

Contains 120 mg of alcohol (ethanol) in each 0.40 g dose. The amount in each 0.40 g dose of this medicine is equivalent to less than 6.0 ml beer or 2.4 ml wine.

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: or search for MHRA Yellow card in the Apple app or google Play Store. 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 Monohydrate 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 06/23

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

Contains approximately 150 sprays.

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

20 ml e

UK Only


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