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 00094/0256 .


Boots Pharmaceuticals Sore Throat Relief Honey & Lemon Flavour 0.6 mg Lozenges

Package leaflet: Information for the user

Boots Pharmaceuticals Sore Throat Relief Honey & Lemon Flavour 0.6 mg Lozenges

(Amylmetacresol)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.

  • Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet
  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet
  • You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve

What is in this leaflet

1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What this medicine is and what it is used for

These lozenges are recommended for sore throats and coughs. They contain the active ingredient amylmetacresol which has antiseptic properties in a soothing base.

2. Before you take this medicine

Do not

  • take these lozenges if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to the active ingredient or any of the other ingredients in this medicine (listed in section 6)
  • give to children under 3 years

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medication.

If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, please ask your doctor or pharmacist before using these lozenges. They may not be suitable for you.

Important information about some of the ingredients of this medicine

  • Each lozenge contains a total of 2.4g of sucrose and glucose. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes mellitus. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.

3. How to take this medicine

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet. Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.

Dosage

Adults, the elderly and children of 3 years and over:

  • Suck one lozenge slowly as required
  • Do not take more than 12 lozenges in 24 hours

Do not give to children under 3 years.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

If you take too many lozenges:

talk to a doctor or pharmacist straight away.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, these lozenges can have side effects although not everybody gets them.

If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor at once:

  • Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat and rash (severe allergic reactions)
    This other effect is less serious. If it bothers you, talk to a pharmacist:
  • Sore tongue

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 in this leaflet. 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 provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store this medicine

  • Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package
  • Do not take after the expiry date (last day of the month) printed on the carton after ‘Use by’
  • Keep out of the sight and reach of children

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.

Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

What this medicine contains

Each lozenge contains amylmetacresol 0.6mg as the active ingredient.

Also contains: Sucrose, Liquid Glucose, Tartaric Acid, Honey and Lemon Flavours, Menthol, Beta-carotene (E160a).

What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack

These are clear, yellow lozenges.

They are available in blister packs of 24.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

by the Marketing Authorisation Holder

Ernest Jackson & Co. Ltd
Crediton
Devon
EX17 3AP
UK

This leaflet was last revised in November 2016

Other formats

To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio please call 01363 635000.

PL 00094/0256

Artwork reference: BTC249266