Dorithricin®: FAQs

Dorithricin®: FAQs We have compiled all the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the proven throat medicine Dorithricin® for you here.

Indications & composition

1. What are the indications for Dorithricin®?

Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges are indicated for symptomatic treatment of infections of the oral cavity and pharynx that cause sore throat and discomfort when swallowing.

Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges can be taken during every phase of pharyngitis. For the onset of a burning, scratchy sensation and/or tingling in the throat through discomfort when swallowing to severe sore throat.

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2. Can Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges also be taken for tonsillitis?

Sore throat and swallowing difficulties count as the typical symptoms of tonsillitis. For relief of these symptoms, Dorithricin® can be used as supportive therapy after consultation with the doctor.

The following principles apply: Always contact your doctor if you have tonsillitis. He will choose from the necessary therapeutic options (e.g. antibiotic administration) and can tell you whether the supplementary use of Dorithricin® is recommendable in your case.

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3. What active ingredients does Dorithricin® contain?

Dorithricin® contains a unique active ingredient formula:
The local analgesic benzocaine provides rapid pain relief. The two other active ingredients have a mutually synergistic effect: The focus is on the natural anti-infective agent tyrothricin, which has excellent antibacterial efficacy and thereby reliably combats bacterial pathogens. This effect is supported optimally by the local antiseptic agent benzalkonium chloride. Above and beyond this, tyrothricin has a pronounced antiviral effect in combination with the other active ingredients in Dorithricin® which target several virus strains known as “cold viruses”1.

In conclusion: Dorithricin® not only blocks pain, but also combats bacteria und virus1 whilst slowing down the infection.

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4. Can I expect the risk of a resistance developing if I use the anti-infective agent tyrothricin?

No, tyrothricin is effective against bacterial pathogens without any resistances developing.

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5. If I suck on Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges will I feel an unpleasant numbness in my mouth?

No, the local analgesic benzocaine is supplied in a medically beneficial dosage so that the pain is quickly alleviated without causing any unpleasant numbness in the mouth.

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6. Is Dorithricin® gluten-free?

Yes, Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges are gluten-free.

7. Is Dorithricin® lactose-free?

Yes, Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges are lactose-free.

8. Is Dorithricin® sugar-free?

Yes, Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges are sugar-free.

Children, pregnancy, lactation

9. Is Dorithricin® also suitable for children?

Dorithricin® is extremely well-tolerated and sugar-free – therefore children can also benefit from treatment with Dorithricin® (as long as they are old enough to suck on lozenges without risk of choking).

Tip: For the little ones with sore throat, the huckleberry-flavoured Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges are sugar-free and taste delicious.

10. May Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges be taken during pregnancy or lactation?

Always ask your doctor or chemist before taking any medicinal products during pregnancy or lactation. To date there is no evidence that Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges can cause foetal harm. Nevertheless, Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges should only be administered after consultation with a doctor or chemist to be on the safe side.

Administration & dosage

11. How are Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges taken?

Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual dose is:
Allow 1-2 lozenges to dissolve slowly in the mouth several times daily, i.e. every 2-3 hours. The treatment should be continued for one day after the symptoms have subsided.

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12. What to do if the symptoms do not improve after I start taking Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges?

If your sore throat lasts longer than 3 days or should be accompanied by fever, please contact a doctor. You are also advised to contact a doctor if your symptoms become worse.

History, flavours, package sizes

13. How long has Dorithricin® been on the market?

Dorithricin® has been on the market since 1955. Many satisfied users pass on their recommendation for Dorithricin® to alleviate sore throat and swallowing difficulties from generation to generation. A proven throat medicine with a long tradition!

14. Is Dorithricin® available in different flavours?

Yes, Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges are available in two different flavours:

  • Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges Classic with a pleasantly fresh minty flavour.
  • Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges Forest Berry with a delicious fruity forest berry flavour—ideal for kids.

15. Is Dorithricin® supplied in different package sizes?

Yes, Dorithricin® is supplied in package sizes containing 20 lozenges and 40 lozenges.

Special notes

16. May Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges be used if I have tonsillitis with pus-filled spots on my tonsils and fever?

If you are suffering from tonsillitis with pus-filled spots on your tonsils and fever, it is always up to your doctor to decide whether Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges should be concomitantly administered to supplement any indicated primary treatment interventions, e.g. antibiotics.

17. When is special caution to be exercised during the use of Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges?

  • The use of Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges should be refrained from in persons with fresh wounds in their oral cavity and throat.
  • You should consult a doctor for advice in the case of severe pharyngitis or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea or vomiting.
  • Patients with a tendency to hypersensitivity reactions of the skin (allergic contact eczema) should avoid taking Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges because there is the potential for sensitisation.

The medicinal product contains the sugar substitute sorbitol. Please do not take Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges until after you have consulted your doctor if you know that you suffer from any intolerability to certain types of sugar or sugar substitutes.

18. When is Dorithricin® contra-indicated?

Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges must not be taken if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to tyrothricin, benzalkonium chloride, benzocaine, mint oil or any other of the ingredients in Dorithricin® Throat Lozenges.

19. Is Dorithricin® suitable for diabetics?

Yes, diabetics can also take Dorithricin®. The sugar substitute sorbitol contained in 1 throat lozenge is the equivalent of approx. 0.07 bread units (BE).

20. For athletes: Can Dorithricin® affect the result of doping tests?

No, Dorithricin® is not on any doping list and does not affect doping tests either.


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Dorithricin®: International Package Leaflets

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Kuhloweg 37, 58638 Iserlohn, Germany
1 Schmidbauer, M., 2015: Dorithricin® is an efficacious antiviral drug (in vitro) [German: Dorithricin® wirkt antiviral (in vitro)]. Pharm. Ztg., 160th Annual Edition, 38th Issue: p. 48-52
2 As long as children are old enough to suck on lozenges without risk of choking.
Dorithricin® Classic Throat Lozenges / Dorithricin® Huckleberry Throat Lozenges.
For symptomatic treatment of infections of the mouth and throat that cause sore throat and discomfort when swallowing. For risks and side effects, read the package leaflet and consult your doctor or chemist. Version dated: 10/2013. MEDICE Arzneimittel Pütter GmbH & Co. KG, Kuhloweg 37, 58638 Iserlohn, Germany.
Dorithricin® International Package Leaflets
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Dorithricin® International Package Leaflets

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