Strepsils

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Strepsils
Strepsils-logo.png
Strepsils brand logo
Product typeThroat lozenge
OwnerReckitt Benckiser
CountryInternational
Introduced1958; 62 years ago (1958)[1]
MarketsWorldwide
Websitewww.strepsils.co.uk
Strepsils, as distributed by Zuellig Pharma in the Philippines.
A single orange Strepsils lozenge on top of a package of same flavored lozenges (circa 2017).

Strepsils is a brand of throat lozenges manufactured by Anglo-Dutch company Reckitt Benckiser. Strepsils throat lozenges is used to relieve discomfort caused by mouth and throat infections.[2][3] The primary active ingredients are dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol,[4] with some formulations containing ascorbic acid (vitamin C).[5] Inactive ingredients include menthol, tartaric acid, and propylene glycol.[4]

Strepsils was originally introduced in 1950 by Boots Healthcare as a mouthwash.[6] Strepsils throat lozenges were introduced in 1958. Strepsils was one of the Boots Healthcare brands acquired by Reckitt Benckiser in 2006.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. Page accessed 28 October 2017 Strepsils - Our Health Brands
  2. ^ Weckmann G, Hauptmann-Voß A, Baumeister SE, Klötzer C, Chenot JF (2017). "Efficacy of AMC/DCBA lozenges for sore throat: A systematic review and meta-analysis". Int J Clin Pract. 71 (10): 1742–1241. doi:10.1111/ijcp.13002. PMID 28869700.
  3. ^ NHS Strepsils at NHS Choices Page accessed June 23, 2015 Archived August 17, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b "Strepsils - Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) - (eMC)". Datapharm UK. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  5. ^ "Strepsils Orange with Vitamin C 100mg - Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) - (eMC)". Datapharm UK. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  6. ^ Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. Page accessed 28 October 2017 Strepsils - Our Health Brands
  7. ^ BBC. 7 October 2005 Reckitt Benckiser buys Boots unit

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