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MAC SORE THROAT 2.4MG LOZENGES BLACKCURRANT FLAVOUR

Active substance(s): HEXYLRESORCINOL / HEXYLRESORCINOL

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Optipharma

DUAL ACTION

Blackcurrant Flavour
2.4mg Lozenges
Hexylresorcinol

What is in this leaflet
1. What this medicine is and what it is
used for
2. What you need to know 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

1

What this medicine is and
what it is used for

T hese lozenges are recommended for the relief
of sore throats and associated pain. The active
ingredient Hexylresorcinol is an antiseptic
which combats the bacteria that cause sore
throats. It also acts as a local anaesthetic to
bring soothing relief from pain and discomfort.

2

What you need to know before you
take this medicine

Do not
• take these lozenges if you are hypersensitive
(allergic) to the active ingredient or any of
the other ingredients in this medicine (listed
in section 6).
• give to children under 6 years.

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. This should be taken
into account if you have diabetes mellitus.
If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this product.
• The colours ponceau 4R (E124) and brilliant
black (E151) in this medicine may cause
allergic reactions.

3

How to take this medicine

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 aged 6 years
and over:
• Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth
every 3 hours or as required.
• Do not take more than 12 lozenges in
24 hours.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children under 6 years.
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.

PLACEHOLDER

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 (see section 4).
• You must contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve.

4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, these lozenges can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.
If you get any of these serious side effects,
stop taking this medicine and see a doctor
at once:
• Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face,
neck, tongue or throat and rash (severe
allergic reactions).
This other effect is less serious. If it bothers
you, talk to a pharmacist:
• Sore tongue.
Reporting of side effects
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.

5

How to store this medicine

• Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
original packaging.
• Do not take after the expiry date (last day
of the month) printed on the carton after
‘Use By’.
• Keep out of the sight and reach 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.

6


Contents

of the pack and
other information

What this medicine contains
Each lozenge contains Hexylresorcinol 2.4mg
as the active ingredient.
Also contains: sucrose, glucose, citric acid
monohydrate, menthol, propylene glycol,
blackcurrant flavour, colours: ponceau 4R
(E124), brilliant black (E151).
What this medicine looks like and contents
of the pack
They are round, purple lozenges. They are
available in blister packs of 24 lozenges.
Manufactured for Lidl UK, 19 Worple Road,
London, SW19 4JS.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
and Manufacturer
Ernest Jackson & Co. Ltd, Crediton,
Devon, EX17 3AP, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in February 2017.

Other formats
To request a copy of this
leaflet in Braille, large
print or audio please
call 01363 636000.
PL00094/0018
LE125/0

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Optipharma

DUAL ACTION

Blackcurrant Flavour
2.4mg Lozenges
Hexylresorcinol
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 (see
section 4).
• 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. What you need to know 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

1


What
this medicine is and what
it is used for

T hese lozenges are recommended for the relief
of sore throats and associated pain. The active
ingredient Hexylresorcinol is an antiseptic
which combats the bacteria that cause sore
throats. It also acts as a local anaesthetic to
bring soothing relief from pain and discomfort.

2

 
What
you need to know before you
take this medicine

Do not
• take these lozenges if you are hypersensitive
(allergic) to the active ingredient or any of the
other ingredients in this medicine (listed
in section 6).
• give to children under 6 years.

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. This should be taken
into account if you have diabetes mellitus.
If you have been told by your doctor that you
have an intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this product.
• The colours ponceau 4R (E124) and brilliant
black (E151) in this medicine may cause
allergic reactions.

3



How to take this medicine

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 aged 6 years
and over:
• Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth
every 3 hours or as required.
• Do not take more than 12 lozenges in
24 hours.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children under 6 years.
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.

4

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, these lozenges can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.
If you get any of these serious side effects,
stop taking this medicine and see a doctor at
once:
• Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face,
neck, tongue or throat and rash (severe
allergic reactions).
This other effect is less serious. If it bothers
you, talk to a pharmacist:
• Sore tongue.
Reporting of side effects
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.

5

How to store this medicine

• Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
original packaging.
• Do not take after the expiry date (last day
of the month) printed on the carton after
‘Use By’.
• Keep out of the sight and reach 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.



6

Contents of the pack and
other information

What this medicine contains
Each lozenge contains Hexylresorcinol 2.4mg
as the active ingredient.
Also contains: sucrose, glucose, citric acid
monohydrate, menthol, propylene glycol,
blackcurrant flavour, colours: ponceau 4R
(E124), brilliant black (E151).
What this medicine looks like and contents
of the pack
They are round, purple lozenges. They are
available in blister packs of 24 lozenges.
Manufactured for Lidl UK, 19 Worple Road,
London, SW19 4JS.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
and Manufacturer
Ernest Jackson & Co. Ltd, Crediton,
Devon, EX17 3AP, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in February 2017.

Other formats
To request a copy of this
leaflet in Braille, large
print or audio please call
01363 636000.
PL00094/0018
LE127/0

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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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