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Logo STREPSILS ORANGE-C: LOZENGE

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

STREPSILS ORANGE-C: LOZENGE

COMPOSITION:
Each lozenge contains:
  Vitamin C         100,00 mg
  Menthol         4,00 mg
  2,4 Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol         1,20 mg
  Amylmetacresol         0,60 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A/16.4/Naso-pharyngeal and bucco-pharyngeal antiseptics.

INDICATIONS:
Indicated for the relief of dry, irritated sore throat and coughs due to colds and allergies.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
There are no known contra-indications.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth every 2 to 3 hours.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Menthol may give rise to hypersensitivity reactions including contact dermatitis.
Strepsils lozenges are suitable for adults and children.
Remember young children can choke on lozenges.
Precautions:
When a sore throat persists for more than two days, consult your doctor. Ascorbic Acid should be given with care to patients with hyperoxaluria.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Large doses of Vitamin C may cause diarrhoea and the formation of renal calcium oxalate calculi. Doses of 600 mg or more daily have a diuretic action.

IDENTIFICATION:
An orange circular lozenge with characteristic acid flavour.

PRESENTATION:
Cartons containing 2, 4, 6, 8 or 24 blister packed lozenges.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Store below 25°C.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
S/16.4/144

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Boots Healthcare (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.
Bruma Boulevard
Zullberg Close 20
Bruma Lake
2198

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
December 1991

Updated on this site: November 2001

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