Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Strepsils
Last updated on 12/07/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Amylmetacresol + Dichlorobenzyl alcohol
CHINESE NAME: 使立消
DRUG CLASS: Antiseptics
SUB CLASS: Antibacterial
USED FOR: Sore throat
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS: Lozenges
What is Strepsils for?
Strepsils is a brand of products for the relief of symptoms associated with sore throat. It contains Amylmetacresol and Dichlorobenzyl alcohol, which are both mild antiseptics which kill bacteria and viruses that cause minor infections of the mouth and throat.
The action of sucking a Strepsils lozenge allows the active ingredients to work in the area of discomfort and also lubricate and soothe pain. This alleviates the pain and discomfort of mouth and throat infections.
How to use it?
Strepsils is available as a lozenge which may be used for children over 6 years and adults. Suck one lozenge every 2-3 hours. Use as needed and use no more than 12 lozenges daily.
Allow the lozenge to dissolve slowly and completely. This may take 15 to 30 minutes. Do not eat or drink or wash your mouth immediately after as this may wash away the medication.
What are the side effects of Strepsils?
Using large amounts of Strepsils may cause oral discomfort, skin rash, and stomach pain.
Who should not take Strepsils?
– People allergic to any component of the formulation
– Children under 6 years of age
Allow the lozenge to dissolve in your mouth to exert its effects effectively. Do not chew or swallow.
Common dosing schedule:
Take one lozenge every 2-3 hours as needed.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Strepsils may interact with:
Dequalinium Chloride has no known interactions with common medications.
Where to buy Strepsils in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Strepsils is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Strepsils in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.