Venos Honey and Lemon Syrup: Indications, Dosage, Precautions, Adverse Effects
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Venos Honey and Lemon Syrup - Product Information

Manufacture: Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Country: Great Britain
Condition: Respiratory Tract Infection, Upper (Upper Respiratory Tract Infection)
Class: Glucose elevating agents
Form: Syrup
Ingredients: Glucose Liquid, Honey, Lemon Juice, Ammonium chloride, citric acid monohydrate, xanthan gum, sodium metabisulphite (E 223), sodium benzoate (E 211), sodium citrate, levomenthol, propylene glycol, water, lemon flavour, honey flavour and caramel colour (E 150).

Name of the Medicinal Product

Veno's Honey & Lemon Syrup

Qualitative and Quantitative Composition

Glucose, liquid 4.00 g, Purified Honey 0.29 g, Lemon Juice Concentrate 0.25 g (equivalent to Lemon Juice 0.9 ml).

For excipients, see List of Excipients.

Pharmaceutical Form

Syrup

Clinical Particulars

Therapeutic Indications

For the symptomatic relief of tickly coughs and sore throats.

Posology and Method of Administration

Route of Administration

Oral

Dosage Instructions

Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and over

Take a 15 ml dose (three 5 ml spoonfuls) and repeat every two to three hours.

Do not exceed 8 doses in any 24 hours.

Children aged 6 to under 12 years

Take a 10 ml dose (two 5 ml spoonfuls) and repeat every two to three hours.

Do not exceed 6 doses in any 24 hours.

Children aged 2 to under 6 years

Take a 5 ml dose (one 5 ml spoonful) and repeat every two to three hours.

Do not exceed 4 doses in any 24 hours. Do not exceed the stated dose.

Consult a pharmacist or other healthcare professional before use in children under 6 years.

Do not take with any other cough and cold medicine.

Not to be given to children under two years of age.

Contraindications

Known hypersensitivity to any of the constituents.

Special Warnings and Precautions for Use

Labelling

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

Carbohydrate content: 3.5 g per 5 ml.

Children aged 2 to under 6 years

Consult a pharmacist or other healthcare professional before use in children under 6 years.

Do not take with any other cough and cold medicine.

Interaction With Other Medicinal Products and Other Forms of Interaction

None known

Pregnancy and Lactation

The product is not contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. However, the advice of a doctor should be sought before use.

Effects on Ability to Drive and Use Machines

None known

Undesirable Effects

There are no side effects associated with normal use of the product.

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

Overdose

The product does not contain any ingredient in a high enough concentration to cause toxic effects; therefore no special symptoms of overdosage would be anticipated and no antidotes would be required.

Pharmacological Properties

Pharmacodynamic Properties

Glucose liquid, honey and lemon juice are demulcents.

Pharmacokinetic Properties

Pharmacokinetic considerations do not arise since the pharmacological action is local to the oropharyngeal cavity and the constituents are systematically innocuous in the concentration used.

Preclinical Safety Data

There are no preclinical data of any relevance additional to that already included in other sections of the SPC.

Pharmaceutical Particulars

List of Excipients

Ammonium chloride, citric acid monohydrate, xanthan gum, sodium metabisulphite, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, levomenthol, propylene glycol, water, lemon flavour 730024E, honey flavour 510553E and caramel colour.

Incompatibilities

None known

Shelf Life

Unopened: Three years

Opened: Six months

Special Precautions for Storage

None

Nature and Contents of Container

Cylindrical glass bottle with a roll-on, pilfer proof, aluminium cap, containing a melinex-coated, aluminium-faced pulp-board wad. Each bottle is packed in a boxboard carton together with a graduated, polypropylene measuring cup. Pack sizes: 100 or 160 ml.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Special Precautions for Disposal and Other Handling

Not applicable

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Forest Laboratories UK Limited,
Whiddon Valley,
Barnstaple,
North Devon,
EX32 8NS,
United Kingdom.

Marketing Authorisation Number(s)

PL 00108/0337

Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of the Authorisation

06/10/2005

Date of Revision of the Text

11/09/2015

Company Contact Details

Forest Laboratories UK Limited (a subsidiary of Actavis PLC)
http://www.actavis.co.uk

Address
Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8NS, UK

Telephone
+44 (0)1271 311 200

Fax
+44 (0)1271 346106

Medical Information Direct Line
+44(0)1271 385 257

Medical Information e-mail
medinfo@actavis.co.uk