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OLBAS FOR CHILDREN

Active substance(s): CAJUPUT OIL / CLOVE OIL / DEMENTHOLISED MINT OIL / EUCALYPTUS OIL / JUNIPER OIL / LEVOMENTHOL / METHYL SALICYLATE

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Olbas for Children can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
If you notice any side effects, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
5. How to store Olbas for Children
Store safely out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Olbas for Children after the expiry date which is
stated on the packaging.
Do not store above 25ºC.
Do not use if cap seal is broken or if fitted plastic dropper is
missing from bottle neck.
6. Further Information
What Olbas for Children contains
The active substances are:
Cajuput Oil................................................4.625%w/w
Clove Oil.....................................................0.025%w/w
Eucalyptus Oil..........................................8.863%w/w
Juniper Oil..................................................0.675%w/w
Levomenthol.............................................1.025%w/w
Methyl Salicylate ....................................0.925%w/w
Mint Oil, Partly Dementholised.....8.863%w/w
The other ingredients are:
Isopropyl Myristate, Orange Fragrance.
What Olbas for Children looks like and contents of the pack
Olbas for Children is a colourless to pale yellow, transparent,
inhalation vapour liquid.
It is available in bottles containing 10ml and 15ml.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
G. R. Lane Health Products Limited,
Sisson Road,
Gloucester,
GL2 0GR,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)1452 524012
Email: ofc@laneshealth.com
This leaflet was last approved January 2011

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Inhalant Decongestant Oil
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 Olbas for Children 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 symptoms worsen or do not
improve after 7 days.
•
If you notice any side effect, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Olbas for Children is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Olbas for Children
3. How to use Olbas for Children
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Olbas for Children
6. Further information

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1. What Olbas for Children is and what it is used for
Olbas for Children contains a mixture of essential pure plant
oils which gives off natural vapours to immediately clear nasal
congestion and relieve painful sinuses.
Olbas for Children is specially formulated for children
and infants to gently clear blocked up noses. It is useful
for the treatment of colds and flu, catarrh, hayfever and
blocked sinuses.
2. Before you use Olbas for
Do not use Olbas for Children:
• if your child is allergic to any of the ingredients (see section 6
for a complete list of ingredients).
If adults use this medicine:
It is best not to take any non-essential medication when
pregnant or breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking any medicine.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking
or has recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
3. How to use Olbas for Children
For inhalation use only.
Using with a tissue:
Children under 3 months:
Not recommended
Children aged 3 months to 2 years:
Day:

Add 4 drops to a tissue and hold close to, but not
touching, the child’s nose, to allow child to breathe
in vapours.

Night:

Add 4 drops to a tissue and place in the bedroom
out of the child’s reach to inhale throughout
the night.

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Children aged 2 and over:
Day:

Add 8 to 12 drops to a tissue and hold close to,
but not touching, the child ’s nose, to allow child
to breathe in vapours.

Night:

Add 8 to 12 drops to a tissue and place in the
bedroom out of the child’s reach to inhale
throughout the night.

Using with hot water:
Children under 2 years:
Not recommended
Children aged 2 and over:
Day:

Add 8 to 12 drops to hot water and allow child to
breathe in vapours. Or leave in the room out of
the child’s reach to inhale the vapours.

Night:

Add 8 or 12 drops to hot water and leave in
the bedroom out of the child’s reach to inhale
throughout the night.

! Hot water may scald. Keep out of the reach of children.
! Close supervision is necessary with young children.
! Avoid contact with child’s skin and clothing i.e. child’s nightwear.
If oil does come into contact with skin or clothing wash off
immediately with cold water. It may cause a stinging sensation
which is not serious and lasts only a short while.
! Do not put drops directly into nose or mouth. If Olbas
for Children is accidentally swallowed, seek immediate
medical advice.
! If Olbas for Children comes into direct contact with the
surface of the eye, wash thoroughly and seek immediate
medical advice.
! Avoid contact with plastic and other delicate materials.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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