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Tesco Antiseptic Throat Lozenges Cherry

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Brand: Tesco / Type: Throat lozenges / Dosage Form: Drops

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      10.08.2013 15:04
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      good value lozenges for sore throats

      I always seem to have dry throat or 'husky' voice at certain times of the day, it's very weird and I have to drink water. I try different things from time to time and have had some of these Tesco Antiseptic Throat Lozenges.
      My main aim when buying these type of Lozenges is hopefully not lose my voice but mainly to make it easier to talk as I like talking. I did lose my voice a couple of years ago when I got a virus of some sort, and although I tried every remedy and lozenge there was I couldn't even call into work.

      HOW TO USE
      They come in two trays of 12 Lozenges, pretty standard, and you take 1 every 3 hours but only up to 12 a day. Just put one in your mouth and suck it.

      EFFECTIVNESS
      Even if these do not actually prevent me losing my voice, they taste good and also make me feel like I am doing something to help. They do actually have a beneficial effect on my throat, and make it easier to swallow and talk.
      The Lozenges apparently have both antiseptic and anaesthetic qualities, I can almost believe the antiseptic part but not the other bit, if your mouth goes to numb you will choke on the Lozenge ! There was no numbness.

      FLAVOUR

      They do taste good though, like cherry sweets, which is I suppose the main reason people buy them. They are cherry red coloured and have that hot menthol type taste with cherry, but quite mild.

      INGREDIENTS
      Active Ingredient: Hexylresorcinol 2.4mg. Also Contains: Sucrose,Liquid Glucose ,Cherry Flavour ,Menthol ,Carmoisine (E122)
      COST
      They are available in Tesco for £1.10, prices may rise between reading this and buying them of course.

      If you are worried about spending a lot of money, as I am at the moment, and need Lozenges then these would be worth trying as you would be able to take them without thinking about how expensive they were and just enjoy them for what they were.

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        27.05.2013 13:32
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        Just as good as the more expensive brands

        I always buy Tesco's own brand medicinal products as I find they represent good value for money and often they are better even than the branded products. My philosophy is why pay more if you can get something cheaper that works just as well. I have been using Tesco's own brand throat lozenges for as long as they have been making them, I think. The ones I favour the most are the cherry flavoured antiseptic throat lozenges. There is always a vast array of different favoured throat tablets to choose from in Tescos and though my husband will often buy honey and lemon, I actually really prefer the taste of the cherry ones. They work just as well and are just as effective at relieving the symptoms of a sore throat (and even a ticklish cough).

        Last time I bought a pack of these tablets was about six weeks ago. We have used one of the two strips that were inside the cardboard box. There are twenty four tablets in total and these cost £1.10. There are two blister packs in each box, each strip containing a total of twelve round and cherry red soothing throat tablets. These tablets do not have a runny center and they are hard al the way through to the middle, forcing you really, to suck the tablet. I usually suck it till it goes very thin then need to crunch up the last little bits.

        The reason I like these throat lozenges so much is that they are cheap in price, they are not too 'hot' with menthol flavour and also they work very well. They are not the best on the market in terms of keeping away symptoms for a long time, however, they do have an almost instant soothing affect and I really can feel the antiseptic gently numbing and calming the back of my throat. Likewise, if I happen to have a ticklish cough at the same time as a sore throat, these tablets do wok well at relieving the symptoms of both.

        I usually take one tablet about every three to four hours though I would personally say that after about two hours, I can feel the sore throat coming back. There is a warning on the back of the box to not take more than twelve of these tablets within any twenty-four hour period.

        The active ingredient in these tablets appears to be something called Amylmetacresol. This isn't an ingredient I am familiar with, but I do know that it seems to be very effective in terms of relieving the sore throats I have had, even the really nasty prickly ones where I can hardly swallow.

        I do think that for only £1.10 for twenty four tablets, this is a bit of a bargain and Tescos in my opinion have succeeded again in bringing us a product which is brilliant but affordable at the same time.

        I highly recommend these.

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        14.05.2013 22:13
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        Great value throat lozenges.

        Well its May and we should be enjoying wearing lighter clothing and basking in a spot of sunshine but I find myself still wearing a jumper and having a cold and sore throat. This has meant that I have had to go and purchase flu tablets and throat lozenges. Not liking to spend a small fortune on medicines which is easily done by purchasing branded products I am always willing to give own brands a try and in this case purchased the Tesco antiseptic cherry flavour lozenges to soothe my sore throat.

        I paid just £1.10 for a box containing 24 lozenges which I though was excellent value as the strepsils on the shelve next to these were over £3.00 for the same amount.

        The lozenges come packaged in a cardboard box which inside has two blister packs containing 12 of the lozenges. This allows you to simply pop one of the lozenges out when needed while keeping the others sealed and fresh preventing them from going sticky. On the back of the box you can find all the detailed information that you need to know about the lozenges including dosage, warnings, possible side effects, storage instructions and ingredients listings.

        The active ingredient in these lozenges is Amylmetacresol which is said to give effective relief for sore throats and coughs as it has antiseptic properties with each lozenge containing 0.6mg.

        These lozenges are suitable for everyone apart from children under 3 years of age. It is recommended that you do not take more than 12 lozenges in any 24 hour period and to suck them slowly. It states on the box that there are not usually any side effects but if you experience any symptoms them to contact a GP or pharmacist.

        The lozenges themselves are round and Red in colour, I followed the instructions on the box and allowed sucked one slowly letting it gradually dissolve. The taste is quite pleasant and quite fruity with you certainly being able to taste the cherry flavouring. You can still takes the menthol content but it is not to strong or overpowering which I find with some throat lozenges and the cherry flavour helps to take the edge off this. My throat dud feel soothed and far less sore and tickly, I will say that the antiseptic action wasn't as strong as I had expected and after a few minutes of the lozenge being gone my throat was back to being uncomfortable again.

        Overall I think these lozenges are great value for money, have a good taste for a throat lozenge and work as well as you can expect for that. They do help to relieve symptoms of a sore throat temporarily and give welcome relief when needed, they certainly helped get me through a day at work. I think these are defiantly worth a try and I will certainly be purchasing them again to save some money.

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        18.03.2012 20:41
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        Why pay more?

        These are lovely cherry flavoured lozenges available to buy from selected Tesco stores.

        The lozenges come in a pack of 24, 12 in each blister pack. The lozenges are cherry flavoured and are red in colour. They are circular shaped and are easy to suck and to swallow. The lozenges are lovely. They're ideal for coughs and colds and they contain antiseptic ingredients which help to fight infection. The lozenges are easy to take and easy to transport too.

        I like these lozenges as they have a pleasant flavour to them. I would dsecribe their flavour as rather tangy and fruity. They do taste of cherry and the pleasant cherry flavour lingers in your mouth after use. The lozenges are easy to take. They take around three minutes to fully disolve in the mouth and during that time they help to soothe the pain and/ or irritation of coughs and sore throats.

        The lozenges are fast acting. I take a few of these per day, spacing them out during the day. They speed up the healing process of sore throats and they take away that horrible scratchy feeling that you get from irritated throats. They also help with coughs. The lozenges take away the itchy feeling from the back of your throat which makes you cough and they help with those dry tickly coughs that hang around for weeks.

        These are great value lozenges that do the job so why pay more?

        Worth a try.

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        28.03.2011 15:34
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        Not for me these sadly!

        I rather often get sore throats. Not only do I get them through coughs, colds and flu (like I had last week, well a cold that is lol) but I am a smoker and have an eating disorder too which through binging and purging also adds to having sore throats rather often.

        I was recently browsing in Tesco for anything to help me with the sore throat that I had as like I just mentioned last week I had a cold. I stocked up on a few cold type remedies and throught that as these came ina box not too unlike Strepsils but a damsight cheaper that I would give these a go!

        Please note that the review photograph on the top of this page is slightly wrong but I do think the packaging for these have changed recently.

        The Packaging:

        The lozenges come in a pinkish and white box and on the front of the box we are told that they are Dual Action Cherry Flavour 2.4mg Lozenges 'Hexylresorcinol' and that there are 24 in my box (and that is the only size I have seen these available to purchase in by the way) and that they have an antispetic and anaesthetic action and help to fight infection and relieve pain. Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the product and cautions being listed, dosage advice is given as well as storage ones, ingredients are given and contact details for the manufacturer are also stated. Inside the box you get two foil backed white plastic trays of 12 lozenges in each which are easy to pop out and on the silver foil bit we are told clearly what they are all over it. Decent enough packaging this is and of course it is informative enough too.

        Dosage:

        Adults, the elderly and children 6 years and older: Dissolve one lozenge slowly in the mouth every 3 hours or as required.
        Do not take more than 12 lozenges in 24 hours.

        The Lozenges:

        Round, dark pink and sort of see-through all you do is suck one every 3 hours or as required. It has a nice cherry aroma to it when you first pop one out of the tray.

        Taste wise it has a sweet cherry flavour to it and a menthol feel. It melts in the mouth if sucked gently over a few minutes and is very gently soothing, I mean really slightly with a hot and cold aroma going on in the mouth with a slight numbness given off but that is really slight.

        However I am not all that impressed with these at all sadly. They just arnt strong enough to give real pain the heave ho sadly but they seem to work a little but I wouldn't personally go out of my way to purchase these again although £1.00 for 24 lozenges is a good price, you sometimes (usually) get what you pay for in life.

        Only available in Tesco stores.

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