POTTERS SUGAR FREE COUGH PASTILLES
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Potter's Sugar Free Cough Pastilles
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Star Anise Oil
For the symptomatic relief of bronchial catarrh, coughs and colds.
Posology and method of administration
The recommended dose for all ages is one pastille dissolved slowly in the mouth as
Hypersensitivity to menthol, liquorice, peppermint, benzoin, star anise oil, capsicin or
any of the other ingredients
Special warnings and precautions for use
Keep out of reach and sight of children. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Contains sorbitol. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance
should not take this medicine.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Fertility, Pregnancy and Lactation
There is no or inadequate evidence of the safety of the active ingredients in this medicine in
human pregnancy. The potential risk for humans is unknown.
In the absence of sufficient data, the use during pregnancy is not recommended.
It is not known whether the active ingredients of this product are excreted in human breast
In the absence of sufficient data, the use during lactation is not recommended.
Studies on the effects on fertility have not been investigated.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Isolated cases of hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis, angioedema,
bronchospasm, rash, urticaria and flushing have been reported with mentholcontaining preparations.
No example of overdose has been reported
Liquorice extract and star anise oil have expectorant properties. Menthol and benzoin
in combination relieve the symptoms of bronchitis, sinusitis and similar conditions.
Peppermint is a source of menthol. Clove oil acts as a local analgesic. Capsicum is
Preclinical safety data
There is no preclinical data available specific to the product.
List of excipients
Sorbitol liquid, non-crystallising
Simethicone Antifoam (water, polydimethyl siloxane and silica mix, polyoxyethylene 20
sorbitan monostearate, glyceryl monostearate, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl-4hydroxybenzoate, propyl-4-hydroxybenzoate, hydrogen chloride)
Brilliant Black E151
Clove Leaf Oil
Packs of 500 g, 60 months in the unopened pack and 6 months after opening.
45 g packs, 36 months in the unopened pack and 6 months after opening.
Special precautions for storage
Nature and contents of container
Tied polythene bag and Securitainer of 500 g.
Heat sealed triple laminate bag integral with carton of 45 g.
Heat sealed laminate bag of polypropylene and polyethylene in carton of 45 g
Special precautions for disposal
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Ernest Jackson & Company Limited
Devon EX17 3AP
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
01/10/1987 / 27/03/2003
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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