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SANDERSONS THROAT SPECIFIC MIXTURE

Active substance(s): ACETIC ACID / CAPSICUM TINCTURE / SQUILL LIQUID EXTRACT

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

SANDERSON’S THROAT SPECIFIC MIXTURE
®

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 or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
• 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 talk to a doctor if you do not feel better after 7 days or if you feel worse.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Sanderson’s Mixture is and what it is used
for
2. What you need to know before you take

Sanderson’s Mixture
3. How to take Sanderson’s Mixture
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Sanderson’s Mixture
6. Further information

1. WHAT SANDERSON’S MIXTURE IS
AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Sanderson’s Throat
Specific Mixture, referred to as Sanderson’s
Mixture throughout this leaflet. It contains
capsicum tincture, acetic acid and extracts of squill
and quassia wood, and helps to relieve or prevent
the symptoms of sore throat, hoarseness, loss of
voice and catarrh.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE
YOU TAKE SANDERSON’S MIXTURE
Do not use Sanderson’s Mixture if you:
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the
ingredients of Sanderson’s Mixture (listed in
section 6)
• have breathing difficulties
• have raised pressure in your head
• have any type of heart complaint, liver or kidney
problems
• are an alcoholic
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this
medicine if you have or develop:
• breathlessness
• a fever
• yellow, green or brown sputum (phlegm)
This product has a sharp biting taste.

Other medicines and Sanderson’s Mixture
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before taking
Sanderson’s Mixture if you are taking:
• digoxin or any medicine for a heart condition
• any medicine that may interact with alcohol e.g.
metronidazole
Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking,
have recently taken or might take any other
medicines, including those obtained without a
prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using
this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to
become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Sanderson’s Mixture contains alcohol, but the
amount is unlikely to cause drowsiness or affect
your ability to drive and use machines. However
please ensure that you are not affected before you
drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Sanderson’s Mixture
This medicinal product contains small amounts of
alcohol, less than 100 mg per 5 ml dose.

3. HOW TO TAKE SANDERSON’S
MIXTURE
Always use this medicine exactly as described in
this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told
you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.
Dosage
This medicine is to be used as a gargle or taken by
mouth.
Do not take more than the amount recommended
below.
Do not give this medicine to children under 8 years
of age.
Do not use for more than 7 consecutive days. If
symptoms worsen or persist beyond 7 days,
consult your doctor.

Shake the bottle before use. A slight deposit
sometimes appears on standing. This will disappear
on shaking.
Adults and children over 8 years:
SORE THROAT, HOARSENESS, LOSS OF VOICE &
CATARRH:
Gargle with 10 ml (2 x 5 ml spoonfuls) mixed
with an equal amount of water, then spit out,
every hour. Also swallow slowly 1 x 5 ml spoonful
undiluted, 3 times daily.
AS A PREVENTATIVE GARGLE:
If symptoms of sore throat, hoarseness, loss of
voice or cattarrh are expected to appear, gargle
with 10 ml (2 x 5 ml spoonfuls) in 20 ml of water,
then spit out, in the morning before breakfast, and
last thing at night.
If you take more Sanderson’s Mixture than you
should: see a doctor straight away. Take the bottle
with you.
If you forget to take Sanderson’s Mixture: take it as
soon as you remember unless it is almost time for
your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make
up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Sanderson’s Mixture can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects are:
• allergic reactions (such as skin rash or shortness
of breath)
• stomach irritation
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.

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 to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Sanderson’s Mixture contains:
The active ingredients - Each 5ml contains:
• 0.025 ml of Capsicum Tincture (Capsicum
annuum L. var. minimum (Miller) Heiser),
corresponding to 7.5 to 12.5 micrograms

capsaicinoids calculated as capsaicin. Extraction
solvent: ethanol 90% v/v.
• 0.025 ml of extract (as liquid extract) from Squill
bulb (Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn) (1:1).

Extraction solvent: ethanol 65% v/v.
• 0.0078 ml of extract (as liquid extract) from

Quassia wood (Picrasma excelsa (Sw.) Planch.)
(1:1). Extraction solvent: water.
• 37.5 mg Acetic acid.
The other ingredients are benzoic acid, caramel,
ethanol 96% (alcohol), water, saccharin sodium.
What Sanderson’s Mixture looks like and contents
of the pack:
Sanderson’s Mixture is a pale brown clear liquid
with an aromatic odour, available in bottles of
100 ml and 200 ml. Not all pack sizes may be
marketed.
Marketing Authorisation holder:
Infohealth Laboratories Ltd, 28 Chipstead Valley
Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2RA, UK.
Manufacturer:
Thorpe Laboratories Ltd, Enterprise Road, Golf
Road Industrial Estate, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire,
LN12 1NB, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in May 2015
‘Sanderson’s Throat Specific’ is a registered trade
mark.

5. HOW TO STORE SANDERSON’S
MIXTURE
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
children.
• Store in a cool place.
Do not use Sanderson’s Mixture after the expiry
date shown on the pack. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.

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ARTWORK DETAILS

SPECIFICATION DETAILS

Client:

Infohealth Laboratories Ltd.

Origination

9 February 2015 — (as Issue 01)

Product Name:

Sandersons Throat Specific Mixture
- PIL

Dimensions

250 x 180 mm

Border

10 mm

Pharmacode No.

(TBC)

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Main title:
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Sub-titles:
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Body copy:
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Colours

Black - K

Market(s):

United Kingdom

Language(s):

English

QRD Doc Ref.

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Client Job Number:

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PD Ref.:

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Customer Ref.:

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Issue

03

Date

28 April 2015

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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