TYROZETS

Active substance: TYROTHRICIN

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Tyrozets is a medicine which is used to relieve minor mouth and throat
irritations. Tyrozets may also be taken to relieve irritation after mouth
and throat surgery, for example having your tonsils taken out. The
lozenges contain tyrothricin, which is an antibiotic that helps fight throat
infection, and benzocaine, a local anaesthetic that numbs sore throat
pain quickly. The lozenges dissolve in the mouth, gradually releasing
the active ingredients which reach the painful throat area at the back
of the mouth.
Tyrozets are not intended to replace other antibiotic medicines
prescribed by your doctor but are an aid to prevention and control of
local infections in the mouth and throat.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 3 years and over.

1 What the medicine is for



This medicine is used to relieve minor mouth and throat irritations.
Tyrozets may also be taken to relieve irritation after mouth and throat
surgery.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged 3 and over.
■ Do not take this medicine:
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
For the list of ingredients see section 6 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. These are shown in
the dosage table. See Section 3 c
■ The lozenges are for oral use only and should not be used for
longer than 5 consecutive days.
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use this
medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

Tyrothricin
Benzocaine

If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are
breast-feeding ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.



If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal
product. Tyrozets contain 1 g of sucrose per dose. This should be
taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Some of the ingredients can cause problems



If you are pregnant or breast-feeding

Dose

Children aged 3 years and over

This medicine is not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Children under 3 years old

Children aged 3 years
and over.




Leave at least 3 hours between doses.
Do not exceed 8 lozenges in any 24 hour period.
■ Do not use for longer than 5 consecutive days.
■ If your symptoms get worse or the lozenges have no effect, talk to your
doctor.

For oral use only.
Do not use more than the stated dose shown in the table.
■ The lozenges are for short term treatment only. If, after 2 days of
taking this medicine, your symptoms have not improved, you should
consider discontinuing use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use for longer than 5 consecutive days.







Check the tables that follow to see how much
medicine to take.



Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the
mouth every 3 hours.

Adults.

3 How to take this medicine

Adults

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Leave at least 3 hours between doses.
Do not exceed 6 lozenges in any 24 hour period.
■ Do not use for longer than 5 consecutive days.
■ If your symptoms get worse or the lozenges have no effect, talk to your
doctor.

Dissolve one lozenge slowly in
the mouth every 3 hours.

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To benefit from taking Tyrozets you should allow the lozenge to dissolve
slowly in the mouth and not swallow it whole.
■ As Tyrozets contain a local anaesthetic, you may wish to avoid eating
whilst the anaesthesia (numbness) is at its greatest. It is also a good
idea to rinse your mouth out with water after eating to avoid any
further irritation to the mouth lining by small amounts of food left in
the mouth.


Dose

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If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
If you think you have become allergic during use, stop treatment
immediately and see your doctor.
If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or
pharmacist without taking Tyrozets.

X Do not take this medicine…

This medicine is suitable for most adults and children aged 3 years and
over, but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.

2 Before taking this medicine

5 Storing this medicine

You should only take this medicine as required following the
dosage instructions above carefully. If you forget to take a dose,
you can take another lozenge as long as you do not take more than
8 lozenges in any 24 hour period (or 6 lozenges for children) and a
minimum of 3 hours has passed since you took a lozenge. Do not
take a double dose.



Blackness or soreness of the tongue, which disappears when the
treatment is stopped.
If you experience any side-effects not included in this leaflet or are not
sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Other effects which may occur include:





Skin rashes.
Use of antibiotics can sometimes allow the development of
infections different from those they are intended to treat. If you
think you are developing a new or different infection, stop taking
Tyrozets and talk to your doctor.
■ Rarely, after taking benzocaine, a blood disorder may occur in
infants and children. This can cause symptoms including shortness
of breath and blueness of the lips.

If you experience any of the effects listed below
tell your doctor:

Tyrozets can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t
affect everyone and are usually mild.

This leaflet was revised September 2008.
Tyrozets is a registered trade mark.

Lusomedicamenta – Sociedade Tecnica Farmaceutica S.A.,
Estrada Consiglieri Pedroso no. 69B, Queluz de Baixo, 2730-055
Barcarena, Portugal.

Manufacturer:

McNeil Healthcare (Ireland) Ltd, Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.

Product Authorisation Holder:

McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:

Tyrozets are pink aniseed flavoured lozenges. They are available
in packs of 24 lozenges.

What the medicine looks like

The active ingredients in Tyrozets are: 1 mg Tyrothricin and
5 mg Benzocaine.
Other ingredients are: Acacia, magnesium stearate, maize
starch, sodium chloride, sucrose, anethole, erythrosine (E127) and
peppermint oil.

What’s in this medicine?

6 Further information

If anyone takes too many Tyrozets, contact your doctor or nearest
Accident and Emergency department (Casualty) taking this leaflet
with you.

If you forget to take the medicine

Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C and store in the original package to protect
from light.
Do not use your medicine if the pack is damaged, or after the expiry date
on the packaging.

If anyone takes too much of this medicine

4 Possible side-effects

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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