Strefen throat lozenges (16)
Strefen is a medicine which is used to relieve minor mouth and throat irritations. Strefen may also be taken to relieve irritation after mouth and throat surgery, for example having your tonsils taken out.
What are Strefen throat lozenges used for?
Do you have a sore throat.? Strefen is a medicine which is used to relieve minor mouth and throat irritations. Strefen may also be taken to relieve irritation after mouth and throat surgery, for example having your tonsils taken out.
What causes sore throats?
The most common cause of a sore throat is a cold or flu. Asthma can cause a cough and wheeziness. Laryngitis can also cause a sore throat. Inflammation of the voice box causes laryngitis. Strep throat is a bacterial infection that can cause a sore throat.
Get medical advice if your symptoms are severe. Or if they persist for more than a week. Get emergency help if you have difficulty in breathing. Also if you have difficulty swallowing or you start drooling.
How can I help a sore throat?
Firstly You should avoid smoke or fumes. Next drink plenty of fluids. Finally gargle with salt water.
How do you use Strefen throat lozenges ?
Adults the elderly and children over the age of 12 years:
First you should suck one lozenge, then let it dissolve slowly in the mouth. Finally repeat every 3-6 hours.
You should use a maximum of 5 lozenges in a 24 hour period.
It is recommended that this product should be used for a maximum of three days
Do not use for children under 12 years.
See our full range of cold treatments.
Like all medicines, Strefen
Lozenges can cause side-effects,
although not everybody gets them.
If you experience the following, stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical help:
■ Abnormal blood pigment levels (Methaemoglobinaemia), symptoms of which may include pale, grey or blue coloured skin, lips or nail beds, headache, shortness of breath, increased heart-beat, dizziness,
confusion, tiredness or lack of energy.
Other effects which may occur include:
■ Skin rashes
■ Blackness or soreness of the tongue, which disappears when the treatment is stopped.
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