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BEECHAMS MAX STRENGTH SORE THROAT BLACKBERRY FLAVOUR LOZENGES

Active substance(s): BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE SOLUTION / HEXYLRESORCINOL / BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE SOLUTION / HEXYLRESORCINOL / BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE SOLUTION / HEXYLRESORCINOL

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1. What Beechams Max Strength Lozenges do
Beechams Max Strength Lozenges are used for the relief of the
symptoms of sore throat, its associated pain and pharyngitis
(inflammation of the throat).
This medicine contains two active ingredients. Hexylresorcinol is
an anaesthetic to numb pain in the throat and it is also a mild
antibacterial agent which kills bacteria and germs. Benzalkonium
chloride is also an antibacterial agent which kills bacteria and
germs.

MAX STRENGTH

BLACKBERRY FLAVOUR
LOZENGES
Hexylresorcinol, Benzalkonium chloride

2. Check before you take Beechams Max
Strength Lozenges
Do not take Beechams Max Strength Lozenges:

Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this
medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need
to use Beechams Max Strength Sore Throat Blackberry Flavour
Lozenges carefully to get the best results from them.
• Keep this leaflet you may need to read it again.
• If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not
understand, ask your pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

1. What Beechams Max Strength Lozenges do
2. Check before you take Beechams Max Strength Lozenges
3. How to take Beechams Max Strength Lozenges
4.Possible side effects
5. How to store Beechams Max Strength Lozenges
6.Further information

• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to hexylresorcinol,
benzalkonium chloride or any of the other ingredients (listed in
Section 6).
• if you have sugar absorption problems.
• if you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars contact your doctor before taking
this medicine.
• if you are under 7 years.

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking Beechams Max Strength
Lozenges if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Important information about some of the
ingredients
Each lozenge contains a total amount of glucose and sucrose of
up to 2.5 g. This should be taken into account if you have
diabetes mellitus.
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3. How to take Beechams Max Strength
Lozenges

5. How to store Beechams Max Strength
Lozenges

Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth every 3 hours or
as needed.
Do not take more than 8 lozenges in 24 hours.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.

Children aged 7 to 12 years:
Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth every 3 hours or
as needed.
Do not give more than 4 lozenges in 24 hours.

Active ingredient Each lozenge contains Hexylresorcinol 2.5 mg
and Benzalkonium Chloride 1.2 mg.
Other ingredients Citric acid monohydrate, sucrose, liquid
glucose, propylene glycol, blackberry flavour, levomenthol,
ponceau red (E 124), brilliant black (E 151).

• Do not take more than the recommended dose.

6. Further information

Colours ponceau red (E 124) and brilliant black (E 151) may cause
allergic reactions.

If your symptoms persist, see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Beechams Max Strength Lozenges can have
side effects but not everybody gets them.
Stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical help if
you experience:
• Allergic reactions. These may include developing a rash,
swelling or difficulty breathing.
The following side effects may occur. Tell your doctor if you get
them.
• Irritation or swelling in the mouth or throat.
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.

Packs of Beechams Max Strength Sore Throat Blackberry Flavour
Lozenges contain 10, 12 or 20 lozenges. Not all pack sizes may be
marketed.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline
Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS,
U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is Przedsiębiorstwo Produkcyjno-Handlowe
“EWA” S.A. ul. Zamkowy Folwark 9, 63-700 Krotoszyn, Poland
This leaflet was last revised in January 2016.
Beechams is a registered trademark owned by or licensed to the
GSK group of companies.

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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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