Generic Name: Fisherman's Friend Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Fisherman’s friend® used for?

Fisherman’s Friend lozenge is commonly used for temporarily relieves:

  • Cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation occurring with the common cold or inhaled irritants
  • Occasional minor sore throat

How should I take Fisherman’s friend®?

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.

How do I store Fisherman’s friend®?

Fisherman’s friend® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Fisherman’s friend® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Fisherman’s friend® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Fisherman’s friend® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Fisherman’s friend®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Fisherman’s friend® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Sore throat warning: Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat that occurs with high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Ask a doctor right away. Do not use more than 2 days or give to children under 2 years of age unless directed by a doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • Cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)
  • A persistent or chronic cough that lasts such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema

When using this product do not use more than directed. Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • Sore throat is severe, lasts more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Fisherman’s friend® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Fisherman’s friend®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Fisherman’s friend®?

If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Fisherman’s friend®?

Fisherman’s friend® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Fisherman’s friend®?

Fisherman’s friend® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Fisherman’s friend®?

Fisherman’s friend® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Fisherman’s friend®.

What is the dose of Fisherman’s friend® for an adult?

Allow 1 lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth. Repeat every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor.

What is the dose of Fisherman’s friend® for a child?

Children 5 years of age and over: allow 1 lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth. Repeat every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor.

Children under 5 years of age: ask a doctor.

How is Fisherman’s friend® available?

Fisherman’s friend® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Fisherman’s Friend: 2 pack with 20 lozenges in each.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Fisherman’s friend®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 2, 2017 | Last Modified: September 2, 2017

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