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Strepsils: for Strep throat perhaps?

AdvantagesInexpensive. Antibacterial and anaesthetic properties. Taste nice. Soothing.

DisadvantagesReduces pain.....but could do more.

"...a variety of other flavour Strepsils to choose from, namely Ginger and Lemon, Honey and Lemon, Warm, Orange, Cool, Blackcurrant, Strawberry and Cherry. I can certainly recommend the Blackcurrant and Cherry flavours, but my favourite flavour remains the Original. In the box that the lozenges come in there is a comprehensive patient information leaflet which explains dosage, contra-indications and side effects. Strepsils Original can be taken by ..." Read review

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Community Level 7royray





"...a box which contains 12 strepsils in a protective plastic cover there are two lots of 12 in this box and you pop them out as needed. I tasted one with him and they are quite pleasant but seem to deaden the mouth,I haven’t taken enough to let it affect my throat but Tom assures me his throat is feeling a little numb. The box itself is square and white with a picture of a red strepsil on it and the words strepsils in large black letters. Underneath ..." Read review

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No need to Whisper

AdvantagesMany varieties for different symptoms.


"...I am actually taking about Strepsils instead. Confusion ends here! There is no convincing medical research that proves that antiseptic lozenge and sprays actually work for sore throats. Some preparations contain a local anaesthetic, which may help reduce the pain but build up sensitisation. Strepsils contain Merocaine (Benzocaine) and relieved more people’s sore throat symptoms around the world than any other company’s products and they can ..." Read review

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Community Level 6Sexy-Kay


Suck Slowly As I Feel A Little Hoarse

AdvantagesThey have an anaesthetic action and can combat bacteria

DisadvantagesThey didn't help my sore throat. Most sore throats are viral - not bacterial. A couple of the ingredients some people consider to be a cause for concern.

"...or barbed wire. The Strepsils haven't helped me at all. Strepsils are lozenges by the way. They look like round boiled sweets and are about 1.75cm in diameter. Mine are 'allegedly' blackcurrant flavour, but you can also buy other sorts such as: Honey & Lemon, Menthol & Eucalyptus, Black Cherry, Original (whatever that means) and ones that are sugar free or contain vitamin C. You pay your money and take your choice. There are 24 lozenges in a packet. The ..." Read review

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Community Level 3wilsonkt


A psychological cure for coughs

AdvantagesStop you coughing when sucking them

DisadvantagesDon't really do that much to rid you of the cough

"...result. A box of 24 Strepsils will cost you around £1.79 and they are available from supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug and chemists. I bought mine in the Big W. Each lozenge contains antiseptics which are supposed to rid you of your cough and sore throat. Now the question is: Do Strepsils live up to such a promise? Well not really. You are only allowed to take one every 2-3 hours which immediately makes me think that they are strong and fast-acting. ..." Read review

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Community Level 6purdy



AdvantagesGives some relief from painful throats

DisadvantagesMore expensive than gargling with salt water etc

"...brand name has to be Strepsils – l choose Strepsils extra. These are a stronger lozenge for painful sore throats. Tesco’s had the full range of Strepsils products, priced from £2.15 for the ordinary lozenges to £2.49 for the extra lozenges – each having 24 in a packet. THE STREPSILS RANGE  Antiseptic Lozenges The original range formulated to ease the discomfort of sort throats. They contain DICHLOROBENZYL, which ..." Read review

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Community Level 5mi_ke


Spikey apples? Not any more!

Advantagesplese see opinion

Disadvantagesplease see opinion

"...come on, everybody remembers the Strepsils ads dont they? Anywayz, I have been bogged down with a cold I caught off my best friend, so I have been at home for the last few days sniffleing and coughing. My throat has been killing. I have had strepsils before, well, they were Boots own brand come to think of it, and they worked quite well. I was in Asda last night, to get some Strepsils, but noticed they had their own brand for about 50p cheaper. ..." Read review

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Community Level 5Esless


All better now - well for a while anyway

AdvantagesEases the pain

DisadvantagesSoothing effects don't last long

"...right hand corner – the Strepsils are then in a blister pack within the box). Each lozenge is round, but flatish in shape, and are approximately the diameter of a 20p and are about 4 millimetres thick. They do have 4 other varieties of the normal antiseptic lozenges: Menthol and Eucalyptus – blue corner and lozenge on packet. Honey and lemon – yellow corner and lozenge on packet. Vitamin C – red corner with a reddy ..." Read review

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Community Level 7vinodgm


Its Just a Sweet to Me

AdvantagesVariety of flavours, slight medicinal value

DisadvantagesDoes not greatly help your throat, too expensive, other natural remedies like gargling provide the same effect

"...wife had a strip of Strepsils at home and suggested I try them. Before I get into my reaction to the effects of these lozenges I will first like to highlight on the product itself. Strepsils have been around for ages and in more modern times have adapted to changing ways and competition by coming out with an assortment of different flavours but all with the same basic ingredients and supposed effect. Strepsils are meant to provide you with ..." Read review

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Community Level 5theshoefairy


Little critters got me again!

AdvantagesNice taste, very soothing, work well


"...the cherry or blackcurrant flavoured Strepsils but the original variety was all I had to hand. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of these. A box of these contains 16 lozenges which are round and red in colour. There are 2 blister packets within the box, each containing 8 lozenges. The packaging is really nothing special, not really surprising as these are a medicinal product and the packaging doesn't really need to be that ..." Read review

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Community Level 6SeasonTick...



AdvantagesGood price

DisadvantagesShort term effect

"...cupboards uncovered a packet of Strepsils which were left over from the last bout of disease to hit the SeasonTicketless house. The box holds 24 lozenges each of which are approximately 15mm in diameter. This particular box doesn’t have a flavour as you would expect and is instead labelled merely as “Strepsils with Vitamin C 100mg”. The colours used in the packaging are black text and orange graphics, and fortunately this isn’t misleading as the lozenges ..." Read review

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SugarFree Great For Me

Advantagesin op

Disadvantagesin op

"...guessing that these were the Strepsils ones. ~*~ The intention ~*~ Sounds a bit odd, I know. I mean what they are meant for. The official line is that they offer “fast and effective relief from sore throats and mouth ulcers” which I’d interpret as meaning that, erm, they’re good if you’ve got a sore throat or a mouth ulcer…. ~*~ The Instructions ~*~ Unlike with so many medicine type products ..." Read review

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Relief for a Sore Throat

AdvantagesWorks for me


"...to do. I have always used Strepsils when I have a sore throat. They are a type of lozenge and come in a variety of box sizes, 10, 15 and 34, you can also get a handy tube in certain varieties. The box for the original ones is white and it has the detail on the box in red. Each lozenge contains Dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg and amylmetacresol 0.6mg. These are both antiseptics which can help by fighting the bacterial infection in your throat which ..." Read review

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Community Level 7sorehead


No thanks

AdvantagesThey are soothing short term

DisadvantagesNo t a pleasant taste

"...the most often are the Strepsils brand. I know these come in a range of different ‘flavours’ but the Original ones seem to be the ones we always have lurking at the back of our medicine cupboard. The last time I had one of these I remember it tasting quite unpleasant. We buy the pack of 24 lozenges for £2.60which come in one of those blister type packets which are housed within the familiar looking Strepsils cardboard box. They are medium sized and ..." Read review

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Community Level 4shugardream


Suck and sooth

Advantagessoothes sore throats

Disadvantagesmay not be suitable for everyone

"...sure that I have some strepsils lozenges in the cupboard waiting for one to come. I have tried a few sore throat products but have found the strepsils anti-bacterial lozenges to be the only ones that help me. They come in different flavours like honey and lemon, original, sugar-free, menthol and eucalyptus and one’s with vitamin c. I prefer the honey and lemon flavour and taste really nice. They really help sooth my throat and make it a lot ..." Read review

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