BUTTERCUP MAX STRENGTH SORE THROAT LOZENGE
Active substance(s): HEXYLRESORCINOL
TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use
TCP Sore Throat Lozenges 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 you notice any side effects, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
What TCP Sore Throat Lozenges are and what they are used for
Before you take TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
How to take TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
Possible side effects
Storing TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
1. What TCP Sore Throat Lozenges are and what they are used for
TCP Sore Throat Lozenges contain a local anaesthetic to soothe the pain and discomfort of
sore throats with an antiseptic action to fight the bacterial infection that can cause sore
2. Before you take TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
Do not take this medicine if:
✓ you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
(see section 6)
✓ it is for a child younger than 6 years.
Taking other medicines
TCP Sore Throat Lozenges are not known to interfere with other medicines.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
As with all medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using TCP Sore
Throat Lozenges during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
Important information about some of the ingredients of TCP Sore
If you have been told by your doctor that you or your child has an intolerance to some
sugars, consult your doctor before using TCP Sore Throat Lozenges.
3. How to take TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
TCP Sore Throat Lozenges can be used by adults, the elderly and by children over 6 years old.
Take one lozenge and dissolve slowly in the mouth. Repeat every 3 hours or as required.
Do not take more than 12 lozenges in a 24 hour period.
Children under 6 years: Not recommended.
If the condition does not improve or becomes worse, talk to your doctor, nurse or
If you miss a dose:
Take a lozenge as soon as your remember then adjust the time for the next dose. Do not take
two lozenges at the same time to make up for the missed dose.
If you take too many:
Do not take more than 12 lozenges in a 24 hour period. Taking too much can cause an upset
stomach. If you feel discomfort, tell your doctor or your pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
No side effects have been reported for TCP Sore Throat Lozenges.
If you feel any side effects or unwell after taking TCP Sore Throat Lozenges, tell your doctor
or pharmacist straightaway.
5. Storing TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package in a dry place to protect them from
moisture. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use TCP Sore Throat Lozenges
after the date (month and year) printed after "USE BY" on the pack. If the expiry date has
passed, take the product back to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Do not put it in your
6. Further information
TCP Sore Throat Lozenges are pale green, menthol flavoured lozenges that come in a blister
pack. There are 24 lozenges in a pack.
Each lozenge contains hexylresorcinol 2.4 mg.
Menthol, eucalyptus oil, quinoline yellow (E104), acid brilliant green (E142), sucrose/liquid
Marketing Authorisation holder
Omega Pharma Ltd., 1st Floor, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 2SA, United Kingdom.
Domaco, Dr. med. Aufdermaur AG, Westrasse 16, CH-5426 Lengnau AG, Switzerland.
Date of leaflet approval: December 2012.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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