What are Tyrozets for?
Tyrozets are lozenges used to help relieve minor mouth and throat irritation and can also be taken to relieve minor irritation after mouth and throat surgery (such as having your tonsils removed). These lozenges are an aid to prevention and control of infections in the mouth and throat, however they are not intended to replace other antibiotic medicines prescribed by your doctor. If you are suffering with high levels of pain or irritation in your mouth/throat you should talk to your doctor before using Tyrozets.
These lozenges are pink in colour and aniseed flavour. They dissolve in the mouth and release active ingredients in order to target the pain and inflammation in your mouth and throat.
What is the antibiotic in Tyrozets?
Tyrozets contain the active ingredients Tyrothricin and Benzocaine. Tyrothricin is an antibiotic which helps to fight the throat/mouth infection, whereas Benzocaine is a local anaesthetic that numbs the pain caused by the infection (or surgery).
If you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in these lozenges do not take them , or cease use immediately. As Tyrozets lozenges contain a local anaesthetic you should avoid eating or drinking whilst the numbness is at its greatest, this is to avoid any further irritation to the mouth lining.
These medicines are for oral use only and are to be used as a short-term treatment; if after 2 days of taking the recommended dosage of the lozenges your symptoms have not improved you should consider discontinuing use and speaking to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use for longer than 5 consecutive days. These lozenges are not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
For those aged 3-11 years, one lozenge should be dissolved in the mouth slowly every 3 hours. Do not exceed 6 lozenges in any 24-hour period. For those aged 12 years and over, one lozenge should be dissolved slowly in the mouth every 3 hours. Do not exceed 8 lozenges in any 24-hour period. Always ensure that you leave at least 3 hours between doses and do not use for 5 consecutive days. If your symptoms worsen (or do not change) contact your doctor.
Tyrozets and pregnancy
If you are preganant, think you might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding, it is generally recommended that you do not take Tyrozetes. If you would like more advice on this situation contact your doctor or pharmacist. You should always look to contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking medications such as this if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.