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Strepsils Intensive 8.75mg – Lozenges For Sore Throat Pain Soothing Relief N16 / N24

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Strepsils Intensive Lozenges help relieve the symptoms of sore throats, such as soreness, pain and swelling.
Strepsils Intensive Lozenges are for use in adults and children over 12 years of age to help relieve the symptoms of sore throats, such as soreness, pain and swelling.

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  1. What Strepsils Intensive lozenges are and what they are used for? 

The ingredient which makes this medicine work is called flurbiprofen. Flurbiprofen belongs to a  group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which help reduce  inflammation (swelling) and pain.  

Strepsils Intensive Lozenges are for use in adults and children over 12 years of age to help  relieve the symptoms of sore throats, such as soreness, pain and swelling.  

  1. What you need to know before you use Strepsils Intensive lozenges? 

Do not take these lozenges if you:  

Have or have ever had a stomach ulcer 

Are allergic to flurbiprofen, aspirin or other NSAIDs or any of the other ingredients (see  Section 6)  

Have previously experienced gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation whilst taking  NSAIDS  

Have ever had blood clotting problems or bleeding problems after taking NSAIDs  Have ever had wheezing, a runny nose or an itchy rash (hives) after taking aspirin,  flurbiprofen or medicines containing NSAIDs  

Are under 12 years old 

Have ever had severe heart failure  

Have ever had severe kidney or liver disease  

Are in the last three months of pregnancy  

Warnings and precautions  

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before taking Strepsils Intensive Lozenges if you:  

Are already taking any other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) or  aspirin 

Have tonsillitis (inflamed tonsils) or think you may have a bacterial throat infection (as  you may need antibiotics)  

Are elderly (as you may be more likely to have side effects)  

Have or have ever had asthma or suffer from allergies  

Suffer from a skin condition called systemic lupus erythematosus or mixed connective  tissue disease  

Have hypertension (high blood pressure)  

Have a history of bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)  

Have heart, kidney or liver problems  

Have had a stroke  

Are in the first 6 months of pregnancy or breastfeeding 

Whilst using Strepsils Intensive Lozenge  

At the first sign of any skin reaction (rash, peeling, blistering) or other signs of an  allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and consult a doctor at once  

Report any unusual abdominal symptoms (especially bleeding) to your doctor  If you do not get better, you get worse, or develop new symptoms, talk to a doctor  Medicines such as flurbiprofen may be associated with a small increased risk of heart  

attack or stroke. Any risk is more likely with higher doses or prolonged treatment. Do  not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment (see section 3).  

Children  

Do not give to children under 12 years  

Other medicines and Strepsils Intensive Lozenges  

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other  medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. In particular:  Other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) including cyclooxygenase-2  selective inhibitors for pain, as these may increase the risk of bleeding from the stomach  or intestines  

Warfarin, aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) and other blood thinning or anti-clotting  medicines  

ACE inhibitors and Angiotensin II antagonists (medicines which lower blood pressure)  Diuretics (water tablets) including potassium sparing diuretics 

Cardiac glycosides (for heart problems) such as digoxin  

Ciclosporin (to prevent organ rejection after transplant)  

Corticosteroids (to reduce inflammation)  

Lithium (for mood disorders) 

Methotrexate (for psoriasis, arthritis and cancer)  

Mifepristone (used to terminate pregnancy). NSAIDs should not be used for 8-12 days  after taking Mifepristone as they can reduce the effect of Mifepristone  

Oral antidiabetic medicines  

Phenytoin (for epilepsy)  

Probenecid, sulfinpyrazone (for gout and arthritis)  

Quinolone antibiotics (for bacterial infections) such as ciprofloxacin & levofloxacin  SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) for depression 

Tacrolimus (immunosuppressant used after organ transplant)  

Zidovudine (for HIV)  

Taking Strepsils Intensive lozenge with food, drink and alcohol 

Avoid alcohol whilst using this medicine as it may increase the risk of bleeding in the stomach  or intestines.  

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility:  

Do not take this medicine if you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy  If you are in the first 6 months of pregnancy or are breast-feeding, speak to your doctor  before taking this medicine.  

Flurbiprofen belongs to a group of medicines which may impair fertility in women. This effect  is reversible when the medicine is stopped being taken. It is unlikely that the occasional use of  this medicine will affect your chances of becoming pregnant; however, tell your doctor before  taking this medicine if you have problems becoming pregnant.  

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.  

Driving and using machines:  

This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or use machines. However, dizziness and  visual disturbances are possible side effects after taking NSAIDs. If affected, do not drive or  operate machinery.  

Important information about some of the ingredients of Strepsils Intensive lozenges  This medicine contains 1.069 g glucose, 1.407 g sucrose and 50.3 mg invert sugar (honey) per  lozenge which should be taken into account in patients with diabetes mellitus. If you have been  told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before  taking this medicinal product.  

This medicine contains only very low levels of gluten (from wheat starch). It is regarded as  ‘gluten-free’ and is very unlikely to cause problems if you have coeliac disease. One lozenge  contains no more than 21.38 micrograms of gluten. If you have wheat allergy (different from  coeliac disease) you should not take this medicine.  

Also contains:  

Fragrance with Citral, Citronellol, d-Limonene, Farnesol, Geraniol and Linalool which may  cause allergic reactions.  

Sulphur Dioxide (E220) which may rarely cause severe hypersensitivity reactions and  bronchospasms.  

Butylated hydroxyanisole (E320) which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis)  or irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes. 

  1. How to use Strepsils Intensive Lozenges?

Adults and adolescents over 12 years:  

Suck one lozenge slowly every 3 to 6 hours, as required  

Do not take more than five lozenges in any 24 hour period.  

Not to be given to children under 12 years of age.  

To work properly, the lozenge must dissolve slowly in your mouth. Do not chew, crunch or  swallow the lozenges whole. Move the lozenge around your mouth whilst sucking it. You  should get some relief from pain and soreness within half an hour of sucking the lozenge and  this relief should last up to 4 hours.  

If your sore throat does not get better after 3 days, it gets worse, or if you get new symptoms,  talk to your pharmacist or doctor.  

Do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of treatment (3 days).  

If you take too many Strepsils Intensive Lozenges by mistake or if a child under 12 takes the  lozenges, talk to a pharmacist or doctor straight away. Take the packet and leaflet with you.  Symptoms of overdose may include: feeling sick or being sick, stomach ache or more rarely,  diarrhoea, blurred vision and dizziness. Ringing in the ears, headache and gastrointestinal  bleeding is also possible.  

  1. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.  

Stop taking this medicine and consult a doctor at once if you develop  

Signs of an allergic reaction such as asthma, unexplained wheezing or shortness of breath,  itching, runny nose or skin rashes  

Swelling of the face, tongue or throat causing difficulty in breathing, racing heart, drop in  blood pressure leading to shock (these can happen even on the first use of the medicine)  Signs of hypersensitivity and skin reactions such as redness, swelling, peeling, blistering,  flaking or ulceration of skin and mucous membranes.  

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following side effects, they become serious or if you  notice any other effects not listed  

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)  

Dizziness, headache  

Throat irritation  

Mouth ulcers, pain or numbness in the mouth  

Throat pain  

Discomfort (warm or burning feeling or tingling) in the mouth  

Nausea and diarrhoea  

Prickling and itching sensation on skin  

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) 

Drowsiness  

Blistering in the mouth or throat, numbness in the throat  

Stomach bloating, abdominal pain, wind, constipation, indigestion, being sick  Dry mouth  

Burning sensation in the mouth, altered sense of taste  

Skin rashes, itchy skin  

Fever, pain  

Feeling sleepy or difficulty in falling asleep  

Worsening of asthma, wheezing, shortness of breath  

Reduced sensation in the throat  

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)  

Anaphylactic reaction  

Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)  

Anaemia, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count in the blood that can give rise to bruising  and bleeding)  

Swelling (oedema), high blood pressure, heart failure or attack 

Severe forms of skin reaction such as bullous reactions, including Stevens-Johnson  syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (rare medical condition due to severe adverse  reactions to medication or infection where skin and mucous membranes react severely)  Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)  

Medicines such as Strepsils Intensive may be associated with a small increased risk of heart  attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke. (See Other Warnings in section 2)  

  1. How to store Strepsils Intensive Lozenges

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.  

Store below 25oC.  

Do not use after the expiry date which is shown on the pack and the foil blister after EXP. This  expiry date refers to the last day of that month.  

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.  

  1. Contents of the pack and other information

What Strepsils Intensive Lozenges contains:  

Each lozenge contains the active ingredient flurbiprofen 8.75mg. Also contains liquid sucrose  (1.407g), liquid glucose (wheat starch containing gluten, sulphur dioxide (E220)), (1.069g), 

honey (50.3mg), macrogol 300, lemon flavour (butylated hydroxyanisole (E320), citral,  citronellol, d-limonene, farnesol, geraniol & linalool), potassium hydroxide, levomenthol.  

Size

16 Lozenges, 24 Lozenges

1 review for Strepsils Intensive 8.75mg – Lozenges For Sore Throat Pain Soothing Relief N16 / N24

  1. Lucas

    Great price, product is also good.

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