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TESCO ANTISEPTIC LOZENGES LEMON FLAVOUR

Active substance(s): AMYLMETACRESOL / AMYLMETACRESOL / AMYLMETACRESOL

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
MAC

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

What this medicine is and what it is used for
Before you take this medicine
How to take this medicine
Possible side effects
How to store this medicine
Contents of the pack and other information

1

What this medicine is and what it
is used for

These lozenges are recommended for the relief of
sore throats and coughs. The active ingredient
Amylmetacresol is an antiseptic which combats
the bacteria that cause sore throats.

2

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 3 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.

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 over 3 years:
● Suck one lozenge slowly as required.
● Do not take more than 12 lozenges in 24
hours.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children under 3 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 25ºC. 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

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What is in this leaflet

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.

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Amylmetacresol

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.

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HONEY & LEMON FLAVOUR
0.6 mg Lozenges

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200 mm

140 mm

Contents of the pack and other
information

What this medicine contains
Each lozenge contains Amylmetacresol 0.6mg as
the active ingredient.
Also contains: sucrose, glucose, tartaric acid, honey
and lemon flavours, menthol, beta-carotene
(E160a).
What this medicine looks like and contents of
the pack
They are round, clear, yellow lozenges. They are
available in blister packs of 12, 16, 24, 36
lozenges. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Ernest Jackson & Co. Ltd, Crediton, Devon,
EX17 3AP, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in March 2017.

Other formats

To request a copy of this
leaflet in Braille, large print
or audio please call
01363 636000.

PL00094/0012
LE128/0

(continued overleaf)

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
MAC

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.

HONEY & LEMON FLAVOUR
0.6 mg Lozenges

Amylmetacresol

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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

What this medicine is and what it is used for
Before you take this medicine
How to take this medicine
Possible side effects
How to store this medicine
Contents of the pack and other information

1

What this medicine is and what it
is used for

These lozenges are recommended for the relief of
sore throats and coughs. The active ingredient
Amylmetacresol is an antiseptic which combats
the bacteria that cause sore throats.

2

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 3 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.

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 over 3 years:
● Suck one lozenge slowly as required.
● Do not take more than 12 lozenges in 24
hours.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children under 3 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.

5

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25ºC. 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 Amylmetacresol 0.6mg as
the active ingredient.
Also contains: sucrose, glucose, tartaric acid, honey
and lemon flavours, menthol, beta-carotene
(E160a).
What this medicine looks like and contents of
the pack
They are round, clear, yellow lozenges. They are
available in blister packs of 12, 16, 24, 36
lozenges. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Ernest Jackson & Co. Ltd, Crediton, Devon,
EX17 3AP, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in March 2017.

Other formats

To request a copy of this
leaflet in Braille, large print
or audio please call
01363 636000.

PL00094/0012
LE129/0

(continued overleaf)

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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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