1. Strepsils Extra Strength Series

1. Is Strepsils anesthetic ?
Strepsils Max contains Hexylresorcinol and Strepsils Dual Action contains Lignocaine, the formulae work as anesthetics to numb the throat and relieve pain.

2. Can I use Strepsils® products while taking other medications?
It is always a good idea to consult with a doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other medications with Strepsils® products.

3. Why does my throat feel numb after using certain Strepsils® products?
The action of Hexylresorcinol or Lignocaine in certain Strepsils® Lozenges work on your throat so it is temporarily unable to register sensations of pain, which is why your throat feels numb. Numbing action is a fast and effective way to relieve sore throat pain.

2. Strepsils Original Series

1. What should I consider as a diabetic ?
If you are a diabetic, you should consider one of the Strepsils Sugarfree flavours: Strawberry & Lemon. They are also kind to teeth.

2. Is Strepsils anesthetic ?
Strepsils Original Lozenges Series has no local anesthetic effect. The ingredients 2,4-Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol (DCBA) and Amylmetacresol (AMC) have an antibacterial effect. They fight bacteria in the oral mucosa inflammation and certain viruses in the mouth.*

3. Do Strepsils contain gluten?
The glucose syrups used to produce Strepsils are gluten free. However no assessment has been made on the actual level of gluten in the finished product.

*McNally D et al. Int J Clin Pract 2010; 64(2):194-207

3. General Strepsils

1. What are the benefits of the lozenges dose format?
Lozenges are portable, easy to take, and can include a pre-measured quantity of the active ingredient. By sucking a lozenge, the salivary glands are stimulated to provide a flow of saliva which acts as a demulcent and further lubricates and soothes a sore throat.

2. Do products in the Strepsils range contain nuts or nut oils?
No product in the Strepsils range intestinally contains nut or nut oils. If any nut or nut oil was present, it would be due to contamination of an incoming raw material. Currently we do not ask our suppliers to guarantee that raw materials are free from nut and nut oil.

3. What is the difference between an antiseptic and an antibacterial agent?
Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that either kill or inhibit the growth of microbes, usually at the surface of the body, helping to fight against germs. Antibacterial agents are antiseptics that are effective against bacteria. Antibacterial agents are not usually effective against viruses. Of note, there is substantial variability in the ability of different antiseptic and antibacterial agents to kill or inhibit different microbes.

4. Can I use Strepsils during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Strepsils products.