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Strepsils is a line of lozenges manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser in Nottingham, United Kingdom. They come in a variety of flavours and are part of the Boots Healthcare International (BHI) brands that Reckitt Benckiser acquired in 2006. As of 2010, it is the largest-selling sore throat product in the world.[1]

Sheila Majid as Malaysian female pop singer was officially brand ambassador for Strepsils from 1 February 2013 to present available in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste.


Strepsils have been in production since 1958, and contain two active ingredients, namely amylmetacresol and 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol. These ingredients are mild antiseptics, which can kill bacteria associated with mouth and throat infections. However, as indicated on the packet, research has not shown the presence of an antibacterial agent to reduce the length or severity of an infection. Strepsils "Extra" contains hexylresorcinol as an active ingredient, and Strepsils "Sore Throat & Blocked Nose" contains menthol 8 mg. Reckitt Benckiser also produce a higher-strength lozenge that used to be marketed under the Strepsils "Intensive" label, but are now marketed under the brand name Strepfen, which contains the active ingredient flurbiprofen 8.75 mg.

The name "Strepsil" comes from the Streptococcus bacterium that causes certain types of sore throat.


In Australia, Argentina and parts of Europe, Reckitt Benckiser also market Strepsils Plus, which contains lidocaine in addition to the antiseptic agents present in original Strepsils.

In Spain and France, Strepsils are also available with lidocaine marketed as Strepsils con lidocaína in Spain and Strepsils Lidocaine[2] in France.

Strepsils are sold in Italy under the brand name Benagol, in Germany earlier as Dobendan, lately as Dobendan Strepsils. In Norway Strepsils are sold without active ingredients under the brand name Repsils.[3]

In the US, Reckitt Benckiser sell throat lozenges in similar packaging under the Cepacol brand, but despite the similarity, these lozenges contain different active ingredients.

In Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste, Reckitt Benckiser also market "Strepsils" is available in a variety of flavours such as Orange with Vitamin C, Soothing Honey and Lemon, Original, Lemon Sugar Free, Extra Strong, Cool, Warm, Max and Chesty Cough into multichannel television sound digital audio broadcasting goes to occasional predominant chord dubbed in Malaysian (Malay dialect) voice over "STREPSILS Hidup Saya Hidup Sihat" to slogan and motto join company name's "HIDUP SIHAT, Nasihati Yang Diyakini" and Malaysian-Singapore English (English dialect) voice over "I Trust What Month For Me STREPSILS To Live Healthy" to slogan and motto join company name's "LIVE HEALTHY, Advice You Can Trust" it was officially television commercial and brand ambassador by Sheila Majid as Malaysian female pop singer on 1 February 2013.


The recommended dosage is one lozenge every 2–3 hours for adults.

Vitamin C is added for Strepsils Vitamin C-100. Each lozenge of Strepsils Vitamin C-100 contains 1.2 mg 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol, 0.6 mg amylmetacresol and 100 mg vitamin C. A special lozenge of Strepsils, the "Strepsils Chesty Cough" contains no dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol, but it contains 15mg of ambroxol hydrochloride.


  • Original
  • Warm
  • Orange Vitamin C
  • Cool
  • Extra Strength
  • Strawberry Sugar Free
  • Cherry
  • Sore Throat and Blocked Nose
  • Sore Throat and Cough
  • Children 6+
  • Handy Tubes (Cool, Warm and Honey and Lemon
  • Blackcurrant
  • Menthe Glacial

Past Flavours[edit]

  • Ginger
  • Ginger and Lemon
  • Lemon
  • Blackcurrant

Strepsils Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste[edit]

  • Orange with Vitamin C
  • Soothing Honey and Lemon
  • Original
  • Lemon Sugar Free
  • Extra Strong
  • Cool
  • Warm
  • Max
  • Chesty Cough

Television commercial[edit]

Brand ambassador[edit]


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  2. ^ Strepsils Lidocaine - France
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