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Fisherman's Friend Original Extra Strong lozenges is a cough suppressant and sore throat lozenge, and are known for their strong, intensive taste. It is indicated for soothing and suppressing the urge to cough, making it easier to breathe and providing temporary relief from coughs and other respiratory symptoms.
The lozenges contain menthol and eucalyptus oil, which have a cooling effect on the throat and nasal passages and can provide temporary relief from coughs, sore throats, and other respiratory problems. The active ingredients in the lozenges may also act as a mild local anesthetic, which can help to reduce throat pain and irritation.
Use and Dosage
Fisherman's Friend Original Extra Strong is a Lozenges which should take one lozenge at a time and allow it to dissolve slowly in the mouth as needed, up to a maximum of 10 lozenges per day. The lozenges should not be chewed or swallowed whole. Repeat every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor.
If the symptoms persist after 7 days of use, consult a healthcare professional. The label also advises adults and children 2 years of age and over to repeat the process every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor
Common Side Effects of Fishermans Friend Original Extra Strong (Menthol/Eucalyptus Oil - non-Rx):
- Skin irritation
- Burning or stinging feeling. Most of the time, it will go away after a few day
Serious Side Effects of Fishermans Friend Original Extra Strong (Menthol/Eucalyptus Oil - non-Rx):
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like: rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
Forms and Strength
Fishermans Friend Original Extra Strong (Menthol/Eucalyptus Oil - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Fishermans Friend Original Extra Strong: Lozenges
- No dose
- The Lozenges may contain sugar, which can be a concern for people with diabetes or those following a low-sugar diet.
- In rare cases, some people may experience allergic reactions to eucalyptus oil, menthol, or other ingredients in the product.
- The Lozenges is intended for adults and children over 5 years of age. Children under 5 should not use it without consulting a healthcare professional.
- The Lozenges label warns that if you have a persistent cough or cough accompanied by excessive phlegm, you should consult a healthcare professional before using it.
- The product label also warns that if you have a sore throat that lasts for more than 2 days, or if you have a sore throat accompanied by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting, you should consult a healthcare professional before using it.
- Read and follow the directions of use provided with the product, as well as any warnings or cautions on the label. If you have any questions or concerns about using it, you should consult a healthcare professional.
- Fishermans Friend Lozenges may interact with certain medications, including blood thinners, diabetes medications, and some painkillers. If you are taking any medication, you should consult a healthcare professional before using Lozenges.
- Fishermans Friend Lozenges should not be used for longer than 7 days. If your symptoms persist after 7 days of use, you should consult a healthcare professional.
- Some people may experience an upset stomach or gastrointestinal discomfort after using the Lozenges. If you experience any unusual symptoms or discomfort after using it, you should discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.
- The Lozenges should be used with caution in people with asthma or other respiratory conditions, as it may cause irritation or bronchospasm.
- The Lozenges should be stored in a cool, dry place and kept out of reach of children. Note that Fisherman's Friend Original Extra Strong (Menthol/Eucalyptus Oil) is not a substitute for medical treatment or professional advice.
- If you have a serious or persistent medical condition, you should consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Fisherman's Friend good for cough?
The lozenges provide quick and effective relief for coughs and sore throats. The menthol flavour is strong but not overpowering, making them perfect for soothing a sore throat or cough.
How long does Fisherman's Friend last?
Adults and children 5 years of age and over: allow one lozenge to dissolve slowly in your mouth. May be repeated every hour as needed for cough or every 2 hours as needed for sore throat, or as directed by a doctor. Children under 5 years of age consult a doctor.
Is fisherman's Friend safe for pregnancy?
There is no reason why anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding cannot use these lozenges. Though it is recommended that anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding consults a medical professional for advice before using any treatments.
It's important to purchase Fishermans Friend Original Extra Strong from verified Canadian pharmacy.