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Strepsils Strawberry Sugar Free Lozenges
2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg/lozenge
Excipient(s) with known effect:
Propylene glycol (present in strawberry flavour)
Fragrance containing allergens – Benzyl Alcohol (present in strawberry flavour)
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
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.
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.
Strepsils Strawberry Sugar Free Lozenges are contraindicated in persons who have previously shown hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
The product contains a small amount of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA; E320)
Not to be given to children under 6 years.
If symptoms persist have not improved, or have worsened after 3 days, or if symptoms persist or are accompanied by a high fever or headache, consult a doctor or health care professional.
Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicine:
• Contains isomalt 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.
• This medicine contains 7.30 mg propylene glycol (present in strawberry flavour) in each lozenge.
• This medicine contains fragrance Benzyl Alcohol. Benzyl Alcohol may cause allergic reactions.
• This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per dose, that is to say essentially 'sodium-free'.
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 Strawberry Sugar Free 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 (containing propylene glycol, Fragrance allergen Benzyl Alcohol)
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.
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd