What is Throaties?

Throaties Original Pastilles provide a effective soothing relief for sore throats and coughs. Throaties Original Pastilles give your throat instant, soothing relief from a sore throat or cough. It may be used for adults and children over 3 years. Each packet contains 10 pastilles.

What happens if you chew a cough drop?

Eating a large quantity of cough drops can result in stomach upset with nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may occur if there is an artificial sweetener in the lozenge since those may have a laxative effect. Cough drops can also be a choking hazard for young children. If you find your child eating cough drops, do not panic.

Can you have too much menthol?

The lethal dose of menthol is estimated to be roughly 1,000 mg (1 gram) per kilogram of body weight. In other words, someone who weighs 150 pounds (68 kg) would likely have to eat more than 6,800 cough drops containing 10 mg of menthol in a short period of time to risk the chance of a lethal overdose.

What do throat lozenges contain?

Ingredients. Lozenges may contain benzocaine, an anaesthetic, or eucalyptus oil. Non-menthol throat lozenges generally use either zinc gluconate glycine or pectin as an oral demulcent. Several brands of throat lozenges contain dextromethorphan.

How do you take Throaties?

Throaties Pastilles are soft pastilles that contain a special blend of ingredients to relieve sore throats. The soothing formula also helps to relieve congestion and reduces the irritation and tickle which leads to coughing. Adults, the elderly and children of 3 years and over: One pastille to be sucked as required.

What cough drops have Benzocaine?

Cepacol extra strength sore throat cherry lozenges provide instant acting sore throat relief and the maximum strength numbing medication available per dose without a prescription. Cepacol throat drop lozenges have active ingredients benzocaine and menthol oral pain relievers.

Is Vicks candy harmful?

Their active ingredient, menthol, can result in an overdose in extremely high amounts, but these are hard to get from eating even large quantities of cough drops. These candy-like lozenges can feel soothing and help calm a cough, at least temporarily.

Is menthol worse than nicotine?

Because menthol flavoring masks the harsh taste of cigarette smoke, menthol smokers engage in more intense smoking behaviors than smokers of regular cigarettes. As a result, they suffer greater damage to their health.

Does menthol raise blood pressure?

In healthy humans, a single oral administration of 100 mg of menthol is reported not to influence BP (Gelal et al., 1999) and therefore does not seem to evoke a vascular response.

Is lozenge a drug?

4.23. Lozenge preparations, also referred to as troches, are widely used for extemporaneously compounded prescriptions. However, there are limited examples of approved lozenge drug products.