Strepsils Honey & Lemon – Dichlorobenzyl alcohol / amyl metacresol uses, dose and side effects


2,4- dichlorobenzene alcohol/amyl meta cresol

What Strepsils Honey & Lemon is and what it is used for

Strepsils Honey & Lemon is a throat tablet that is used for mild infections in the oral cavity and pharynx, for example for a sore throat. Strepsils Honey & Lemon has an antibacterial and antiviral effect.

2,4- Dichlorobenzyl alcohol/amyl meta cresol found in Strepsils Honey & Lemon may also be approved to treat other conditions not mentioned in this product information. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or another healthcare professional if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.

What you need to know before taking Strepsils Honey & Lemon

Do not use Strepsils Honey & Lemon

  • if you are allergic to 2,4-dichlorobenzene alcohol, amylmetacresol, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warning and caution

Do not exceed the recommended dose.

The lozenge should not be given to small children as it may pose a risk of suffocation.

You should contact a doctor in case of persistent symptoms or high fever.


Strepsils Honey & Lemon is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Other medicines and Strepsils Honey & Lemon

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.


Information on Strepsils Honey & Lemon during pregnancy is missing.


It is not known whether Strepsils Honey & Lemon passes into breast milk. A risk to the newborn child/infant cannot be excluded.

Driving ability and use of machinery

Strepsils Honey & Lemon has no effects on the ability to drive and use machines.

Strepsils Honey & Lemon contains glucose, sucrose, wheat starch (gluten), sulfur dioxide, sodium, peppermint oil, and lemon oil

If you have an intolerance to certain sugars, you should consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Contains 1.01 g of invert sugar (honey).

Contains 0.98 g anhydrous glucose and 1.44 g sucrose per lozenge. This should be taken into account by patients with diabetes mellitus.

This medicine contains only very low levels of gluten (from wheat starch) and is considered “gluten-free”. It is very unlikely that it will cause problems if you have gluten intolerance ( celiac disease ).

One lozenge contains no more than 19.52 micrograms of gluten. If you are allergic to wheat (a disease other than gluten intolerance) you should not use this medicine.

A lozenge contains sulfur dioxide (E220) which in rare cases can cause serious

hypersensitivity reaction and spasm of the trachea.

This medicine contains less than 1 mmol (23 mg) of sodium per dose, i.e. it is almost “sodium-free”.

This medicine contains peppermint oil with d-limonene and lemon oil with benzyl alcohol, citral, citronellol, d-limonene, geraniol, and linalool. These substances can cause allergic reactions.

How to use Strepsils Honey & Lemon

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

The recommended dose is:

Adults and children from 6 years of age: 1 lozenge may be slowly dissolved in the mouth every two to three hours if necessary. The maximum recommended daily dose is 12 lozenges.

Do not exceed the recommended dose.

Use the lowest dose and the shortest possible duration of treatment needed to relieve symptoms.

You should contact a doctor in case of persistent symptoms or high fever.

If you have taken too much Strepsils Honey & Lemon

Possible reactions in case of overdose are stomach upset. If you have ingested too much medicine or if, for example, a child has ingested the medicine by mistake, contact a doctor or hospital for an assessment of the risk and advice.

If you have forgotten to take Strepsils Honey & Lemon

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten lozenge.

If you have any further questions about this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop taking Strepsils Honey & Lemon and immediately contact a doctor or go to the nearest emergency department if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • swelling of the face, tongue, or throat,
  • difficulty swallowing,
  • hives and difficulty breathing.

This may be a sign of hypersensitivity reaction such as angioedema which has been reported in an unknown number of users.

Other side effects that may occur.

Has been reported (occurring in an unknown number of users):

  • Abdominal pain, nausea, and discomfort in the mouth. Rash.

How Strepsils Honey & Lemon should be stored

Store at a maximum of 25ºC.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Use before the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines must not be thrown into the drain or among the household waste. Ask the pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer used. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Contents of the packaging and other information

Contents declaration

  • The active substances are 2.4-dichlorobenzene alcohol, and amyl meta cresol. One lozenge contains 2,4-dichlorobenzene alcohol 1.2 mg, amyl meta cresol 0.6 mg
  • Other ingredients are Honey, tartaric acid, peppermint oil, lemon oil, sucrose, anhydrous glucose, and dye quinoline yellow (E104).

Appearance and package sizes of the medicine

The tablets are transparent, round, and yellow with an S engraved on the top and bottom.

Package sizes:

10 lozenges in a plastic tube (polypropylene with polyethylene cap, containing desiccant). 24, 36, and 48 lozenges, printed packaging, PVC/Polyvinylidene chloride/aluminum foil.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed

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