Throat Lozenges Blackcurrant 16 Lozenges
Medi-Keel A Throat Lozenges Blackcurrant 16’s help treat and relieve a sore throat. They are scientifically formulated with an anesthetic, antibacterial, and antifungal agents.
Medi-Keel A Blackcurrant Throat 16 Lozenges
Each lozenge contains: Benzocaine - 12,0 mg. Cetylpyridinium chloride - 1,5 mg. Contains sugar: Sucrose - 2,32g. Liquid glucose - 1,54g. Tartrazine free. Composition: Active - what it does: Cetylpyridinium chloride - an antiseptic that helps to slow or stop the growth of micro-organisms or germs, such as bacteria and fungi. Benzocaine - a mild local anaesthetic that provides pain relief by numbing. Adcock Ingram Limited. www.coldandflu.co.za. Customer care: 0860 ADCOCK/232625. Adcock Ingram. Scheduling status: S1. Proprietary name: Medi-Keel A® throat lozenges. Medi-Keel A® honey and lemon throat lozenges. Medi-Keel A® blackcurrant throat lozenges (and dosage form) (lozenge). Composition: Each lozenge contains: Benzocaine - 12.0 mg. Cetylpyridinium chloride - 1.5 mg. Contains sugar: Sucrose - 2.32g. Liquid glucose - 1.54g. Tartrazine free. Pharmacological classification: A 16.3 Surface anaesthetics. Pharmacological action: Benzocaine is a mild local anaesthetic. Cetylpyridinium chloride is quaternary pyridinium antiseptic compound. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Some gram-negative bacteria, especially pseudomonas cepacia, are resistant. Indications: For the symptomatic relief of sore throat. Identification: Medi-Keel A throat lozenges: yellow, oval, translucent, biconvex lozenge with peppermint/spearmint flavour. Medi-Keel A honey and lemon throat lozenges: honey-yellow, oval, translucent, biconvex lozenge with lemon honey flavour. Medi-Keel A blackcurrant throat lozenges: maroon, oval, translucent, biconvex lozenge with blackcurrant flavour. Presentation: Blister pack of 16 lozenges. www.adcock.co.za.
Quantity in pack:
S1. Medi-Keel A®. Blackcurrant throat lozenges. Symptomatic relief of a sore throat. Anaesthetic, antibacterial & antifungal. 16 Lozenges.
How to use
Dosage and directions for use: Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth, every 2 to 3 hours as required. If sore throat does not show improvement after 48 hours, consult your doctor.
Store in cool place (below 25 degrees C) protected from moisture. Protect from light.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Known sensitivity to benzocaine or cetylpyridinium chloride. Benzocaine is contraindicated in patients with low plasma-cholinesterase concentrations or in those receiving anticholinesterases. Safety in pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Not recommended for children under 6 years of age. Side effects and special precautions: Benzocaine: Some patients may become hypersensitive after repeated use. Severe sore throat or sore throat accompanied by fever or headache or nausea and vomiting, or any sore throat persisting for more than two days, may be serious. In such cases, consult a physician. Systemic adverse effects may occur with benzocaine, as a result of the absorption of large amounts through mucous membranes or damaged skin or from highly vascular areas. Excitation of the CNS may be manifested by yawning, restlessness, excitement, nervousness, dizziness, tinnitus, nystagmus, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, tremors and convulsions. Numbness of the tongue and perioral region is an early sign of systemic toxicity. Excitation may be transient and followed by depression with drowsiness, respiratory failure and coma. There may be simultaneous effects on the cardiovascular system with myocardial depression and peripheral vasodilation resulting in hypotension and bradycardia, arrhythmias and cardiac arrest may occur. Idiosyncratic reactions have been reported. Allergic reactions may occur. Benzocaine should be given with caution to patients with epilepsy, impaired cardiac conduction or respiratory function, or with liver damage; patients with myasthenia gravis are particularly susceptible to the effects of local anaesthetics. Benzocaine is metabolised to paraaminobenzoic acid and can antagonise the action of sulphonamides. Benzocaine may impair swallowing and increase the risk of aspiration. Known symptoms of overdosage and particulars of its treatment: Overdosage may cause nausea and vomiting. It has depolarising muscle relaxant properties and toxic symptoms include dyspnoea and cyanosis due to paralysis of the respiratory muscles, possibly leading to asphyxia. Depression of the central nervous system with convulsions, hypotension and coma may occur. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Keep out of reach of children.