FRIARS BALSAM BP

Active substance: SUMATRA BENZOIN GROUND

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1. What the medicine is for

(storax, benzoin)

Friars’ Balsam contains benzoin which acts as a
decongestant for the relief of cold symptoms.
It also has antiseptic properties.

Important information about Friars’ Balsam
•  his medicine can be inhaled to relieve the
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symptoms of colds.
•  can also be applied to the skin as a mild
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antiseptic dressing.
• t can be used by adults and children over
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3 months.

2.  efore you use this
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medicine
 not use the medicine if you or
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your child have….

•  n allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
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section 6.
•  r for a child under 3 months as an inhalant.
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Do not….

• Take by mouth. See section 3.
•  se on children under 3 months as an
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inhalant.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be
pregnant or are breastfeeding. Using Friars’
Balsam as directed is not likely to cause any ill
effects.

•  ighly flammable. Keep away from naked
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flames.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read it
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again.
•  sk your pharmacist if you need any more
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information or advice.
• f any of the side effects gets serious, or if
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you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

3. How to use this medicine
For colds by inhaling the vapour.
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dults, the elderly and children
over 3 months

•  dd one 5ml spoonful to 568ml (1 pint) of hot
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(not boiling) water and inhale the steamy vapour.
•  epeat after 4 hours if required.
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See section 6 for advice on containers to use.

As an antiseptic apply it to the skin.


Adults, the elderly and children

•  pply undiluted to the affected area twice a
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day.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

If you swallow some

If you accidentally swallow some see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines Friars’ Balsam can have side
effects, although these don’t affect everyone.
Possible side effects are:
•  llergic skin reactions, such as itching, rashes or
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eczema may occur.
•  requent application to the skin may cause
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dryness and irritation.
If you notice these or any other side effects, stop
use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will
tell you what to do.
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.
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Friars’ Balsam

Children under 3 months

Do not use for children under 3 months as an
inhalant unless your doctor tells you to.
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210 x 148mm flat (27 x 148mm folded)

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Dimensions

Dilute the balsam as described in section 3 (How

Friars Balsam
Product medicine) using a small bowl of the
to use this
Title normally found in most kitchens. The use
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of a stainless steel or glass bowl is recommended

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whenever possible. Plastic containers are not

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suitable and may become irreversibly stained
Pack Size
50ml
by the product. Residues on steel or glass can
normally be removed using neat detergent and
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warm water, or methylated spirit.

210 x 148mm flat (27 x 148mm folded)

Dimensions

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Date
20.06.2014
manufacturer1
L.C.M. Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in June 2014

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CRN

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Reason for
Change

Update to reporting of side effects
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Issued by
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MHRA/IMB
submission Yes
required

20.06.2014

50ml
Pack Size

Which containers are best to use for

diluting Friars’
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Component

Friars’ Balsam is a dark brown liquid which smells
of alcohol.
It is supplied in 50ml bottles.

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Friars Balsam
Product
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What the medicine looks like

Proof No.

The active ingredients are: prepared storax
10% w/v, benzoin sumatra 10% w/v.
The other ingredients are: aloes, ethanol and
purified water.

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What is in this medicine

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6. Further information

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•  eep it out of the sight and reach of children.
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•  o not store above 25°C.
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•  o not use after the expiry date shown on the
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carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
•  edicine should not be disposed of via
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wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

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5. Storing this medicine

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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