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Amylmetacresol

INFORMATION

Uses

Amylmetacresol is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Amylmetacresol belongs to class of medications called antiseptics. Amylmetacresol works by killing the bacteria associated with mouth and throat infections. It also works in the area of the discomfort and helps lubricate and soothe the painful area.

Common side effects

Shortness of breath, Facial swelling

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Do not take amylmetacresol if you are allergic to amylmetacresol or any of its ingredients or have intolerance to certain sugars (fructose or glucose). 
  • Do not take more than 8 lozenges in 24 hours.

Frequently asked questions

Amylmetacresol

Q.How does amylmetacresol work?
Amylmetacresol belongs to class of medications called antiseptics. Amylmetacresol works by killing the bacteria associated with mouth and throat infections. It also works in the area of the discomfort and helps lubricate and soothe the painful area

Q.Is strepsils good for sore throat and cold?
Strepsils (also known as amylmetacresol) is used to relieve the soreness and discomfort of mouth and throat due to infections. It is also used for cold

Q.Does strepsils contain paracetamol/ sugar?
Strepsils (amylmetacresol) contains sugar but it does not contain paracetamol.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)