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Product introduction

Fastosil Lozenges Orange is a combination of medicines that is used to treat sore throat. It kills the bacteria which are associated with throat infections.

Fastosil Lozenges Orange should be used in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Check the label before use. Do not take this medicine more than the recommended dose. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicine or have any known allergy from this medicine.

This medicine has minimal or no side effects. If you experience nausea, vomiting or any other symptoms which you think are because of this medicine, please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from any other disease.

Uses of Fastosil Lozenges

Benefits of Fastosil Lozenges

In Sore throat

Sore throat refers to pain and discomfort in the throat that is usually seen in bacterial or viral infections. Fastosil Lozenges Orange helps reduce the pain and discomfort and makes you feel better. It kills the microorganisms causing the infection in the throat and soothes the irritated throat. This helps you carry out normal daily activities like swallowing, talking, eating. You may also drink warm water or have ginger tea, avoid cold foods for additional relief.

Side effects of Fastosil Lozenges

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fastosil

  • No common side effects seen

How to use Fastosil Lozenges

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Place it in your mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly. Do not chew or swallow. It may take sometime to dissolve. Fastosil Lozenges Orange may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fastosil Lozenges works

Fastosil Lozenges Orange is a combination of two medicines: Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol and Amylmetacresol which treat sore throat. These are mild antiseptics that kill the bacteria associated with throat infections.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fastosil Lozenges Orange. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Fastosil Lozenges Orange during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Information regarding the use of Fastosil Lozenges Orange during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Fastosil Lozenges Orange does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Fastosil Lozenges Orange in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Fastosil Lozenges Orange in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fastosil Lozenges?

If you miss a dose of Fastosil Lozenges Orange, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Fastosil Lozenges Orange to get relief from sore throat.
  • Fastosil Lozenges Orange should be taken after every 2 to 3 hours or as suggested by the doctor. Suck one lozenge slowly as required.
  • Do not take it for more than 3 days. Consult your doctor if you do not observe any improvement in symptoms.
  • Do not take more than 8 lozenges in 24 hours.
  • Each lozenge contains sugar. This should be taken into account if you have diabetes mellitus.

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  1. Amylmetacresol and 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol [EMC SmPC]. Slough, UK: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd.; 2010 [revised 31 Mar. 2017]. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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Wiscon Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, B-18 Ansa Industrial Estate, Ground Floor, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 072, India
Country of origin: India

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