MPL BENZOCAINE SORE THROAT SPRAY 1.5 MG OROMUCOSAL SPRAY

Active substance: BENZOCAINE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET - INFORMATION FOR THE USER

MPL BENZOCAINE SORE THROAT SPRAY
1.5mg OROMUCOSAL SPRAY
Benzocaine

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to take MPL Benzocaine Sore
Throat Spray carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen
or do not improve.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice
any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet
1. What MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray is and
what it is used for
2. Before you use MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat
Spray
3. How to use MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat
Spray
6. Further information

1. What MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray
is and what it is used for
MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray 1.5mg
Oromucosal Spray (hereinafter referred to as MPL
Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray) contains benzocaine,
which is a local anaesthetic.
This means that it relieves pain by acting on the
surface area treated.
The spray is used to relieve the pain of sore throats
and minor mouth infections.

2. Before you use MPL Benzocaine Sore
Throat Spray
Do not take MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray if
you have had:
an allergic (hypersensitive) reaction such as rash,
itching or wheezing to benzocaine or any of the
other ingredients of MPL Benzoacine Sore Throat
Spray (see section 6 for other ingredients)
a rare blood condition called
methaemoglobinaemia.
Take special care and please tell your doctor if you
have or have had:
a headache or fever (raised temperature)

sore throat or mouth symptoms for more than a few
days, or if the throat is so sore that you cannot
swallow.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have or
have had:
asthma
an allergic reaction to any other local anaesthetic
an allergic reaction to a sunscreen product.
Do not use the medicine for more than seven days in a
row. If the problem does not improve, or you need to
take more doses than the number recommended in
section 3, you should see your doctor.
Care should be taken to avoid getting the spray into
your eyes or airways (do not breathe it in).
Children under 6 years of age should not use this
spray.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without prescription.
sulphonamide antibiotics such as co-trimoxazole
for an infection.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should not use the spray during pregnancy.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
any medicines.
Driving and operating machinery
There are no known effects of this medicine on your
ability to drive or use machinery.
Important information about some of the
ingredients in this product
This spray contains small amounts of ethanol (alcohol),
less than 100mg per metered dose.

3. How to use MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat
Spray
Always take MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray
exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual doses are:
Adults, including the elderly: Spray two doses to the
affected part of the mouth or throat when necessary.
The dose can be repeated every two or three hours,
but adults must not have more than sixteen doses in
any twenty-four hour period.
(continued overleaf)

Children aged 6 to 12 years: Spray one dose to the
affected area when necessary. The dose can be
repeated every two to three hours, but children should
not have more than eight doses in any twenty-four hour
period.
The medicine is not recommended for use by children
younger than 6 years.
Please follow the handling instructions below:
raise nozzle from vertical to horizontal position
hold spray in the hand with index finger on the
button
with head upright insert nozzle well into the mouth
on pressing the button a measured dose will be
delivered.
Before use it may be necessary to press the plunger
2-3 times to activate spray.
Do not use the spray near a naked flame.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray
can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
If you experience any of the following allergic reactions
stop using the spray and speak to your doctor
immediately:
severe rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips or
mouth
shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure (lightheaded feeling when standing).
Methaemoglobinaemia (a very rare blood condition)
has been reported with benzocaine use.
If any of the side effects get serious or you notice
any side effects not listed please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.

6. Further Information
What MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray contains
Each dose of MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray
contains the active benzocaine 1.5%w/v (1.5mg). It
also contains cetylpyridinium chloride, glycerin,
ethanol, clove bud oil, peppermint, menthol, saccharin
sodium 450, cremophor RH40 (polyethoxylated castor
oil) and purified water.
What MPL Benzocaine Sore Throat Spray looks like
and contents of the pack
This product is available in a white aluminium can with
a folding arm activator and cap.
Each can contains approximately sixty doses of liquid
spray.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Manx Pharma Ltd., Taylor Group House
Wedgnock Lane, Warwick, CV34 5YA, United Kingdom.
Manufacturer
Pharmaserve (North West) Ltd., 9 Arkwright Road
Astmoor Industrial Estate, Runcorn, Cheshire
WA7 1NU, United Kingdom.
This leaflet was last revised in December 2011

5. How to store MPL Benzocaine Sore
Throat Spray
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool place and keep away from naked
flames.
Do not use the spray after the expiry date which is
printed in the packet.

WIP URN: 161211-XXXX-PIL-01

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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