COMPOUND THYMOL GLYCERIN B.P 1988
Active substance(s): GLYCEROL / THYMOL
COMPOUND THYMOL GLYCERIN B.P. 1988
(thymol and glycerol)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have
- 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. See section 4.
1. WHAT COMPOUND THYMOL GLYCERIN IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The active ingredients in this medicine are thymol 0.05% w/v and glycerol 10.0% v/v.
This medicine has a disinfectant action and is used as a mouthwash and gargle to freshen the mouth.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE THIS MEDICINE
Do NOT use:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active ingredients or to any of the other ingredients
(listed in Section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Do not swallow.
Discard any unused diluted solution
Other medicines and Compound Thymol Glycerin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
This medicine contains sodium benzoate (E211) which may be mildly irritant to the skin, eyes or
3. HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE
For use as a mouthwash or gargle only
Adults, the elderly and children:
Dilute one part of the medicine with three parts of warm water and use immediately as a
mouthwash or gargle. Do not swallow.
Discard any unused diluted solution
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If the product is accidentally swallowed see your doctor immediately or go to your nearest hospital
casualty department. Take the product with you so that it can be identified.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Compound Thymol Glycerin can cause side effects although not everybody gets
This medicine may cause stomach discomfort or skin rashes.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 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.
5. HOW TO STORE THIS MEDICINE
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use after the expiry date on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND 0THER INFORMATION
What Compound Thymol Glycerin contains:
The active ingredients are thymol 0.05% w/v and glycerol 10.0% v/v.
The other ingredients are carmine, sodium metabisulphite (E223), sodium benzoate (E211), strong
ammonia solution, ethanol 96%, borax, sodium bicarbonate, sodium salicylate, menthol,
cineole, pumilio pine oil, methyl salicylate and water.
What Compound Thymol Glycerin looks like and contents of the pack:
It is a red to mauve-red clear liquid, available as 200 ml or 300 ml amber glass bottles and dispensing
packs of 500 ml, 1000 ml or 2000 ml in amber glass bottles. Not all packs may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wise Pharmaceuticals Limited, Hani Wells Business Park,
Hardicker Street, Manchester M19 2RB
Manufacturer: Thorpe Laboratories Ltd, Enterprise Road, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire LN12 1NB
This leaflet was last revised in June 2016.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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