Difflam 3mg Lozenges Orange and Honey Flavour are a treatment that works to reduce the effects of a sore throat. The lozenges work thanks to the active ingredient in them, benzydamine hydrochloride. Benzydamine is part of a group of drugs known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, which help to reduce inflammation and pain in the throat. Use these lozenges to treat mouth and throat irritation and inflammation.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is: Adults and children over 6 years old: one lozenge 3 times a day. Do not take more than 3 lozenges per day. Use in children Children from 6 to 11 years old: this medicinal product should be administered under an adult supervision. Children under the age of 6 years old should not be given Difflam Lozenges.
Let one lozenge dissolve slowly in your mouth up to three times a day. Do not swallow. Do not chew. Difflam should not be used for more than 7 days. If after using the lozenges your throat gets worse or does not feel better, speak to your pharmacist or doctor
Do not take Difflam Lozenges: • If you are allergic to benzydamine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). • If you suffer from a condition known as phenylketonuria. • If you are allergic to salicylic acid or to other anti-inflammatory painkillers called NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen). Warning and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicineIf you have a history of Asthma. • If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine. • If after using the lozenges the pain in your mouth or throat gets worse or does not improve within 3 days or you appear feverish or have other symptoms, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Taking other medicines and Difflam Lozenges Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Difflam Lozenges are not expected to affect other medicines, however if you are not sure, please ask your doctor or pharmacist about other medicines obtained without a prescription.
Difflam Lozenges with food, drink Food and drink have no influence.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding If you are pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Difflam lozenges should not be used during pregnancy. Difflam l lozenges should not be used during breastfeeding. Driving and using machines Difflam Lozenges does not affect your ability to drive or use machines
Isomalt (which is a type of sugar): If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions are rare, but can be serious. Tell your doctor immediately if you get any sudden swelling in the mouth/ throat, difficulty breathing, rash or itching especially if affecting the whole body. Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): • Skin sensitivity to sunlight (causing a rash or sunburn). Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people): • Burning sensation or dryness of the mouth. If this happens to you, try sipping a glass of water to reduce the effect. Very rare (may affect up to 1 in every 10,000 people) • Sudden swelling in the mouth/throat and mucous membranes (angioedema). • Difficulty breathing (laryngospasm). Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data): • Local loss of sensitivity of the oral mucosa (hypaesthesia oral) • Allergic reaction (Hypersensitivity) • Serious allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock), signs of which may include difficulty breathing, chest pain or chest tightness, and/ or feeling dizzy/faint, severe itching of the skin or raised lumps on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and /or throat, and which may be potentially life-threatening.
Reporting of side effects If you get any the side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme (www.mhra. go.uk/yellowcard) or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
• The active substance is benzydamine • Each lozenge contains 3 mg of benzydamine hydrochloride (equivalent to 2.68 mg benzydamine). • • The other ingredients are isomalt (E 953), acesulfame potassium, citric acid monohydrate, orange flavour, honey flavour, levomenthol, quinoline yellow (E 104), sunset yellow (E 110)
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