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Active substance(s): BENZOCAINE / TYROTHRICIN / BENZOCAINE / TYROTHRICIN / BENZOCAINE / TYROTHRICIN

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LOZENGES
Tyrothricin
Benzocaine



■ This medicine is used to relieve minor mouth and throat irritations.
TYROZETS™ LOZENGES may also be taken to relieve irritation after
mouth and throat surgery.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged 3 and over.
■ Do not take this medicine:
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
For the list of ingredients see section 6 ▶
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. These are shown in
the dosage table. See Section 3 ▶
■ The lozenges are for oral use only and should not be used for
longer than 5 consecutive days.

Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use this
medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

1 What TYROZETS™ LOZENGES are
and what they are used for
TYROZETS™ LOZENGE is a medicine which is used to relieve minor
mouth and throat irritations. TYROZETS™ LOZENGES may also be
taken to relieve irritation after mouth and throat surgery, for example
having your tonsils taken out. The lozenges contain tyrothricin, which
is an antibiotic that helps fight throat infection, and benzocaine, a
local anaesthetic that numbs sore throat pain. The lozenges dissolve in
the mouth, gradually releasing the active ingredients which reach the
painful throat area at the back of the mouth.

TYROZETS™ LOZENGES are not intended to replace other antibiotic
medicines prescribed by your doctor but are an aid to prevention and
control of local infections in the mouth and throat.

This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 3 years and over.

2 What you need to know before you
use TYROZETS™ LOZENGES

This medicine is suitable for most adults and children aged 3 years and
over, but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take this medicine…

■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
If you think you have become allergic during use, stop treatment
immediately and see your doctor.

If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or
pharmacist without taking TYROZETS™ LOZENGES.

Warnings and Precautions

■ Use of antibiotics can sometimes allow the development of
infections different from those they are intended to treat. If you
think you are developing a new or different infection, stop taking
this medicine and talk to your doctor.
■ This product may cause methaemoglobinaemia, a rare but
serious condition that must be treated promptly. Those most at
risk are the elderly and patients with metabolic conditions such as
glucose-6-phosphodiesterase deficiency, haemoglobin-M disease,
NADH-methaemoglobin reductase (diaphorase 1) deficiency, and
pyruvate-kinase deficiency. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse before using this medicine, if this applies to you.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding

■ If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are
breast-feeding ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.

Some of the ingredients can cause problems

■ If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Each TYROZETS™ LOZENGE contains 1 g of sucrose. This should
be taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus. Excessive use
may increase the risk of tooth decay.

3 How to take this medicine

Check the tables that follow to see how much
medicine to take.

■ For oral use only.
■ Do not use more than the stated dose shown in the table.
■ The lozenges are for short term treatment only. If, after 2 days of taking
this medicine, your symptoms have not improved, you should consider
discontinuing use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not
use for longer than 5 consecutive days.
■ Allow the lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth and do not swallow
it whole.
■ As TYROZETS™ LOZENGES contain a local anaesthetic, you should
avoid eating or drinking whilst the anaesthesia (numbness) is at its
greatest. This is to avoid any further irritation to the mouth lining.

This medicine is not recommended for children under 3 years old.

Children under 3 years old

Dissolve one lozenge slowly in
the mouth every 3 hours.
Do not exceed 6 lozenges in any
24 hour period.

Children aged 3 to 11 years

Dissolve one lozenge slowly in
the mouth every 3 hours.
Do not exceed 8 lozenges in any
24 hour period.

Adults and children 12 years and
over



If anyone takes too many TYROZETS™ LOZENGES, contact your
doctor or nearest Accident and Emergency department (Casualty)
taking this leaflet with you.

If anyone takes too much of this medicine

Leave at least 3 hours between doses.
■ Do not use for longer than 5 consecutive days.
■ If your symptoms get worse or the lozenges have no effect, talk to your
doctor.

Dose

Adults and children 12 years and over

Age





Leave at least 3 hours between doses.
Do not use for longer than 5 consecutive days.
■ If your symptoms get worse or the lozenges have no effect, talk to your
doctor.

Dose

Age

Children aged 3 to 11 years

Abnormal blood pigment levels (Methaemoglobinaemia), symptoms
of which may include pale, grey or blue coloured skin, lips or nail
beds, headache, shortness of breath, increased heart-beat, dizziness,
confusion, tiredness or lack of energy.

By reporting side-effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

Ireland - You can also report side-effects directly via HPRA
Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL - Dublin 2; Tel: +353 1 6764971;
Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website: www.hpra.ie; E-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie.

UK - You can also report side-effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

If you get any side-effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side-effects not listed in this leaflet.

This leaflet was revised January 2017.

16-0197
GB-IE - AW_120624

Lusomedicamenta – Sociedade Tecnica Farmaceutica S.A.,
Estrada Consiglieri Pedroso no. 69B, Queluz de Baixo,
2730-055 Barcarena, Portugal.

Manufacturer:

McNeil Healthcare (Ireland) Ltd, Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.

Product Authorisation Holder for Ireland:

McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.

Marketing Authorisation Holder for UK:

Reporting of side-effects



TYROZETS™ LOZENGES are pink aniseed flavoured lozenges, in packs
of 12, 24 and 36 lozenges. Not all pack sizes may be available.

What TYROZETS™ LOZENGES look like and contents
of the pack

Each lozenge contains: 1 mg Tyrothricin and 5 mg Benzocaine.
The other ingredients are: Acacia, magnesium stearate, maize starch,
sodium chloride, sucrose, anethole, erythrosine (E127) and peppermint oil.

What TYROZETS™ LOZENGES contain

6 Contents of the pack and other
information

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the
carton after ‘Expiry’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C and store in the original package to protect
from light.
Do not use this medicine if the pack is damaged.
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.

5 How to store TYROZETS™ LOZENGES

Skin rashes
■ Blackness or soreness of the tongue, which disappears when the
treatment is stopped.

Other effects which may occur include:



If you experience the following, stop taking this
medicine and seek immediate medical help:

Like all medicines, TYROZETS™ LOZENGES can cause side-effects,
although not everybody gets them.

4 Possible side-effects

You should only take this medicine as required following the
dosage instructions above carefully. If you forget to take a dose,
you can take another lozenge as long as you do not take more
than 8 lozenges in any 24 hour period (or 6 lozenges for children)
and a minimum of 3 hours has passed since you took a lozenge.
Do not take a double dose.

If you forget to take the medicine

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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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