Strepsils Strawberry – Dichlorobenzyl alcohol / amyl metacresol uses, dose and side effects


2,4- dichlorobenzene alcohol / amyl meta cresol

What Strepsils Strawberry is and what it is used for

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

The 2,4-dichlorobenzene alcohol/amyl meta cresol contained in Strepsils Strawberry 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 Strawberry

Do not use Strepsils Strawberry

  • 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 young children as it may pose a risk of suffocation.

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


Strepsils Strawberry is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Other medicines and Strepsils Strawberry

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 Strawberry during pregnancy is missing.


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

Driving ability and use of machinery

Strepsils Strawberry has no effects on the ability to drive and use machines.

Strepsils Strawberry contains isomalt, maltitol, propylene glycol, sodium and flavourings

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

This medicine contains 7.30 mg of propylene glycol per lozenge.

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

Strepsils Strawberry contains isomalt and maltitol which can have a mild laxative effect when many lozenges are taken. Calorie value 2.3 kcal/g.

This medicine contains the flavoring substance benzyl alcohol. Benzyl alcohol can cause allergic reactions.

How to use Strepsils Strawberry

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: If necessary, a lozenge can be slowly dissolved in the mouth every two to three hours. 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 used too much Strepsils Strawberry

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

If you forget to take Strepsils Strawberry

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 Strawberry 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 a 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 Strawberry 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 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-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, amyl metacresol.One lozenge contains 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2 mg, amyl metacresol 0.6 mg
  • Other ingredients are: Tartaric acid, strawberry aroma, anthocyanins (E 163), sodium saccharin, isomalt, maltitol.

Appearance and package sizes of the medicine

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

Pressed packaging (PVC/Polyvinylidene chloride/aluminium foil), 10, 12, 16, 24 and 36 lozenges.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Marketing authorization holder and manufacturer

Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (Scandinavia) A/S

Vandtårnsvej 83A

28860 Søborg


Phone: +45 4444 9701


RB NL Brands BV

WTC Schiphol Airport,

Schiphol Boulevard 207,

1118 BH Schiphol,


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