Beechams Max Strength Sore Throat Blackberry Flavour Lozenges

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Hexylresorcinol, Benzalkonium chloride

Please rea d right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine.

This m edicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Beechams Max Strengt h Sore Throat Blackberry Flavour Lozenges carefully to (get the best results from them.

•    Keep this leaflet you mey need fo read it again.

•    i f you have any (questions, or if there is anything you do not understand, ask your pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

1. What Beerhams Max Strengtp Lozepges do

2. Check before you take Beechams Minx Strength Lozenges

3. How to take ieechams Max Strength Lozenges

4. Cossiltle side effects

5. How to store Beechams Max Strength Lozenges

6. Further information

1.    What Beecham sMax Steengt h Lozenges d o

Beechams Max Strength Loirenges are used for the relief of the symptoms of sore throatr its aseoniated pain and pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat).

This medicine centals two active ingredients.Hexylresorcinol is an anaesthetic to numb) piein in the throat and it is also a mild hetibacterial agent which kills bacteria and germs. Benzalkonium chloride is also an antibacterial agent which kills bacteria and germs.

2.    Check before you take Beechams Max Strength! Lozenges

Do not take Beechams Max Strength Lozenges:

•    ifyou h ave ever had an allergic reaction to hexylresorcinol, benzalkonium chloride or any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).

•    if yoe have sugar absorption problems.

•    if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

•    if you are under 7 years.

Pregnancy and breast feeding

Talk to your doctor before taking Beechams Max Strength Lozenges if you arn pregnant sr breast feeding.

Hlmpoatant information about some of the inguedienns

Each lozenge contains a total amount of glucose and sucrose of up to 2.5 g. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes mellitus.


3. How to take Beechams Max Strength Lozenges

Adults and children aged 12 years and over:

Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth every 3 hours or as needed.

Do not take more than 8 lozenges in 24 hours.

Children aged 7 to 12 years:

Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth every 3 hours or as needed.

Do not give more than 4 lozenges in 24 hours.

M • Do not take more than the recommended dose.

If your symptoms persist, see your doctor.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines. Beechams Max Strength Lozenges can have side effects but not everybody gets them.

Stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical help if

you experience:

•    Allergic reactions. These may include developing a rash, swelling or difficulty breathing.

The following side effects may occur. Tell your doctor if you get them.

•    Irritation or swelling in the mouth or throat.

5.    How to store Beechams Max Strength Lozenges

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not use this medicine after the 'EXP' date shown on the pack.

6.    Further information

Active ingredient Each lozenge contains Hexylresorcinol 2.5 mg and Benzalkonium Chloride 1.2 mg.

Other ingredients Citric acid monohydrate, sucrose, liquid glucose, propylene glycol, blackberry flavour, levomenthol, ponceau red (E 124), brilliant black (E 151).

Colours ponceau red (E 124) and brilliant black (E 151) may cause allergic reactions.

Packs of Beechams Max Strength Sore Throat Blackberry Flavour Lozenges contain 10, 12 or 20 lozenges. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.

The manufacturer is Przedsi^biorstwo Produkcyjno-Handlowe “EWA" S.A. ul. Zamkowy Folwark 9, 63-700 Krotoszyn, Poland

This leaflet was last revised in October 2015.

Beechams is a registered trade mark owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies.

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