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ANTISEPTIC THROAT LOZENGES (VANTAGE PHARMACY)
Antiseptic Throat Lozenges Cherry Flavour
Amylmetacresol & Dichlorobenzyl alcohol
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 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. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes mellitus.
How to take this medicine
What this medicine is and what it is used for
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 over 12 years: Suck one lozenge slowly every hour until relief is obtained. Do not take more than 24 lozenges in 24 hours. Children 6 to 12 years: Suck one lozenge slowly every two hours until relief is obtained. Do not take more than 12 lozenges in 24 hours. Do not give to children under 6 years unless on medical advice. 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. (Continued overleaf)
These lozenges contain the active ingredients amylmetacresol and dichlorobenzyl alcohol which have antiseptic properties in a soothing base. They combat the bacteria which can cause sore throats and bring effective relief from the symptoms of sore throats and the discomfort of coughs and colds.
Before you take this medicine
Do not take these lozenges if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to the active ingredients or any of the other ingredients in this medicine (listed in section 6). give to children under 6 years unless on medical advice.
Possible side effects
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer Ernest Jackson & Co. Ltd, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3AP, UK. Produced by the Marketing Authorisation Holder for Lloyds Pharmacy Limited, Coventry CV2 2TX. This leaflet was last revised in March 2012 PL00094/0024 LE55
Some people may have side-effects when taking this medicine. If you have any unwanted side-effects you should seek advice from your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. Also you can help to collect more information on the safety of this medicine by reporting any unwanted side-effects via the internet at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard; alternatively you can call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available between 10am-2pm Monday Friday) or fill in a paper form available from your local pharmacy. If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking this medicine. See a doctor at once: Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat and rash (severe allergic reactions).
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How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25 C. Do not take after the expiry date (last day of the month) printed on the carton after EXP. Keep out of the reach and sight 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.
Contents of the pack and other information
What this medicine contains Each lozenge contains amylmetacresol 0.012 %w/w and dichlorobenzyl alcohol 0.023 %w/w as the active ingredients. Also contains: sucrose, glucose, citric acid monohydrate, cherry flavour, carmine (E120), star anise oil, menthol, propylene glycol, water. What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack They are red lozenges. They are available in blister packs of 24.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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