What Triolif is and what it is used for
Triolif contains amyl meta cresol and 2, 4 dichlorobenzyl alcohol – which is antiseptics, and lidocaine hydrochloride – which is a local anesthetic for the throat.
Used for local relief of sore throat symptoms in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age. You must speak to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 days.
What you need to know before taking Triolif
Do not use Triolif:
- if you are allergic to lidocaine hydrochloride or other amide-type local anesthetics, amyl metacresol, 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- Children under 12 should not take this medicine.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor about:
- You have asthma.
- You do not feel better after 2 days or have a fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, or skin rash.
Stop taking Triolif and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms of angioedema (a serious allergic reaction ):
- swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
- difficulty swallowing
- hives and difficulty breathing. (see section 4. Possible side effects )
This product may be harmful to the teeth.
The local anesthetic in this medicine may cause inhalation (coughing during meals or a choking sensation) while eating. Do not eat meals immediately after taking the medicine.
This medicine may numb the tongue and increase the risk of bite injuries. Caution should be exercised when consuming hot food and drink.
Long-term use of this medicine (more than 5 days) is not recommended as it may alter the natural microbial balance in the throat.
Follow the indicated dosage; At high doses or if the medicine is taken for a long time, it can affect the heart and nervous system and lead to convulsions.
Elderly or frail people are more sensitive to possible side effects, and a doctor should be consulted before using this medicine.
Children and young people
Other medicines and Triolif
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines. In particular, tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines, as it may be necessary to adjust the dose of the medicines.
- Beta-blockers (used to treat heart failure or vascular disease) or medicines containing cimetidine (used to treat peptic ulcers)
- Other local anesthetics ( amides ).
- Heart medications, such as mexiletine or procainamide
- Medicines such as fluvoxamine (used to treat depression)
- Antibiotics such as erythromycin or itraconazole
Triolif with food, drink, and alcohol
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.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.
Driving ability and use of machinery
Note how you react to this medicine. If the drug is taken at the recommended dose, it should not affect the ability to react or cause drowsiness. If you still experience any of these effects, you should avoid driving and using machines.
You are responsible for assessing whether you are fit to drive a motor vehicle or perform work that requires increased vigilance. One of the factors that can affect your ability in these respects is the use of drugs due to their effects and/or side effects. A description of these effects and side effects can be found in other sections. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance. Discuss with a doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
Triolif contains glucose, sucrose and terpenes
Triolif contains sucrose and glucose . If you have an intolerance to certain sugars, you should consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Triolif contains 1.016 grams of glucose per lozenge, which should be taken into account when treating patients with glucose-galactose malabsorption and in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Triolif contains 1.495 g of sucrose per lozenge, which should be taken into account when treating patients with glucose-galactose malabsorption and patients with diabetes mellitus.
Triolif contains terpenes originating from levomenthol. High doses of terpenes have been associated with neurological complications such as seizures in children.
Triolif contains dyes
Contains para-orange and nycoccin (red dye) which may cause allergic reactions.
Triolif contains sodium
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol (23 mg) of sodium per lozenge, i.e. it is almost ‘sodium-free’.
Triolif contains benzyl alcohol
This medicine contains 1.20 mg of benzyl alcohol per lozenge, corresponding to 0.47 mg/g. Benzyl alcohol can cause allergic reactions.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine. Large amounts of benzyl alcohol can be stored in the body and cause side effects (metabolic acidosis ).
If you have impaired liver function or impaired kidney function, consult a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine. Large amounts of benzyl alcohol can be stored in the body and cause side effects (metabolic acidosis ).
How to take Triolif
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 adolescents over 12 years of age: One tablet must be slowly dissolved in the mouth every two to three hours. Maximum 8 lozenges per day (maximum 4 lozenges for children).
Should not be dissolved in the cheek cavity.
Triolif should not be taken before meals or drinking.
Long-term use of this medicine (more than 5 days) is not recommended because it can change the natural bacterial flora in the throat.
Children and young people
If you have used too much Triolif
In case of abuse or overdose, the following symptoms may occur: pronounced anesthesia of the upper digestive tract and respiratory tract, insomnia, restlessness, excitement, and breathing difficulties. Shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, difficulty moving, dizziness, and unconsciousness can also occur due to a condition called methemoglobinemia.
If you have used too much of the 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 any further questions about this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects have been reported for the combination of active substances in this medicine.
Stop taking Triolif lozenges and contact your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of angioedema:
- swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
- difficulty swallowing
- hives and difficulty breathing.
The immune system
Rare side effects ( may affect up to 1 in 1,000 users): Hypersensitivity reaction (burning sensation, itching ), angioedema, tingling/burning in the throat, and unpleasant taste.
How Triolif should be stored
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Use before the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
Store at a maximum of 30 °C.
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
The active substances are Lidocaine hydrochloride, amyl metacresol, and 2,4‑dichlorobenzyl alcohol. Other ingredients are:
Mint oil, partially decentralized, star anise oil, levomenthol, indigo carmine (E132), quinoline yellow (E104), saccharin sodium (E954), tartaric acid (E334), sucrose, liquid glucose.
Levomenthol, saccharin sodium (E954), sucrose, liquid glucose, para-orange (E110), nicotine (E124), citric acid, monohydrate (E330), orange flavor.
Triolif Honey & Lemon
Mint oil, partially decentralized, quinoline yellow (E104), saccharin sodium (E954), tartaric acid (E334), sucrose, liquid glucose, para-orange (E110), lemon flavor, honey flavor.
Appearance and package sizes of the medicine
Triolif Mint is green, arched, cylindrical, and 19 mm in diameter
Triolif Oranges are orange, arched, cylindrical and 19 mm in diameter
Triolif Honey & Lemon are yellow, arched, cylindrical and 19 mm in diameter
12 lozenges and 24 lozenges
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LOZY’S PHARMACEUTICALS SL, Campus Empresarial s/n, 31792, Lekaroz (Navarra), Spain
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