Definition and active ingredient

Lemocin is a lozenge that should not be simply swallowed, but should be slowly dissolved in the mouth.

The Lemocin® lozenges are used in the context of inflammatory processes and changes in the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat and the associated pain. The lozenges consist of an active ingredient combination of three different medicines. Lemocin® contains the active ingredients tyrothricin, cetrimonium bromide and lidocaine. On the one hand, they are used to relieve acute pain in the oropharynx, and on the other hand, they are disinfecting and have a bactericidal effect, which means that they have a “bacteria-killing effect”.


Lemocin® is taken for sore throats as part of acute pain relief. The drug Lemocin® is available in the pharmacy in the form of lozenges. These are greenish in color and taste like lemons or limes. Lemocin® sore throat tablets are used to provide temporary support in the treatment of acute painful inflammations in the area of ​​the mouth and throat. The lozenges are available in the pharmacy in 2 packaging sizes. The small package contains 20 lozenges and the large one 50 lozenges. The tablets are supposed to not swallowed but slowly melt in your mouth. Here, however, they should do not dissolve in the cheek pouch. The lozenges are actually supposed to like candy be sucked, so slowly moved back and forth in the mouth.
Lemocin® lozenges can be used for pain in the mouth or throat area every 1-3 hours be taken. Every day may however maximum 8 Lozenges to be taken. It is important to note when taking Lemocin® that they no longer than 2 days without medical advice should be taken. If the sore throat lasts longer than two to three days, you should consult a doctor for more detailed clarification. Also kick fever, Nausea and Vomit or other symptoms or if the inflammation increases significantly, it is also advisable to consult a doctor. For diabetic- It is important for patients to know that 1 lozenge 0.02 BE (bread units) corresponds.


As with any medication, it is important to pay attention to certain things when taking Lemocin®. Above all, this includes refrain from taking the tabletsif a known Hypersensitivity compared to the active ingredients Tyrothricin, cetrimonium bromide and Lidocaine consists. Likewise, Lemocin® lozenges should not be used with an existing one Hypersensitivity across from Peppermint flavor be taken.
Lemocin® lozenges also contain sugar Sorbitol. Is one with you Fructose intolerance known to avoid taking Lemocin® tablets! Sorbitol is a so-called sugar substitute that is normally found in Intestinal tract converted into fructose becomes. This means that when you take Lemocin® if you are fructose intolerant, symptoms such as nausea and increased gas build-up occur, as the fructose cannot be completely absorbed in the intestine. If small children use Lemocin® lozenges for a sore throat, it is important to make sure that they actually suck the tablets, as only then can they develop their full effect. As with many other medications, Lemocin® is taken during pregnancy and the following Breastfeeding not recommendedbecause about the safety of taking Lemocin® during pregnancy yet insufficient data are available. At this point, the benefits and risks of treatment with Lemocin® must therefore be weighed and discussed with the treating doctor.

Side effects of Lemocin®

Hypersensitivity reactions to any of the ingredients in the lozenge come in rare cases in front. So far, no overdoses have been reported when taking Lemocin® lozenges. If you look at the three main active components individually, then the active ingredient becomes Tyrothricin after recording via the mouth hardly recorded.
Cetrimonium can lead to poisoning in the case of a larger amount, which affects the Nervous system can affect. Here the symptoms would be those of the arrow poison Curare resemble. These symptoms include, for example flaccid muscle paralysis or one Paralysis of the respiratory muscles. Of the numbing active ingredient lidocaine is also well absorbed in the body, but also quickly dismantled. In the event of an overdose, observation is indicated. In the case of symptoms of poisoning, as with any poisoning, symptomatic treatment is carried out to counteract the toxin.

Mode of action

The three main active ingredients must be considered individually, as each has a different effect. Tyrothricin is a so-called polypeptide antibiotic. It has a bactericidal effect, i.e. it kills bacteria, especially in so-called gram-positive bacteria. These are often involved in inflammation of the mouth and throat. They include, for example, the staphylococci and streptococci (classes of bacteria). Polypeptide antibiotics develop their effect by damaging the cell membrane. Tyrothricin is produced by the bacterium Bacillus brevis.
The second component, cetrimonium bromide, is an ammonium compound. It has a disinfecting effect. In higher concentrations it can also kill bacteria.
Lidocaine is one of the so-called local anesthetics. In the context of inflammation of the mouth and throat, it is mainly used to numb the painful areas locally. It achieves its pain-relieving property by changing the sodium channels on the nerve fibers that transmit pain. Many other lozenges that are available over-the-counter in pharmacies, such as Dorithricin ®, have a similar effect.


The polypeptide antibiotic Tyrothricin becomes not absorbed and thereby about the chair left again. The anesthetic lidocaine is well absorbed and is then subject to a very pronounced so-called First pass effect at the first passage of blood through the liver. This means that once it has been absorbed into the blood, it is converted into an inactive form relatively quickly and therefore cannot exert its effect throughout the body. This results in a locally limited Effect that only affects a specific area. So here only the inflamed mouth or throat, which is responsible for the pain. As a result, when Lemocin® lozenges are taken, there is no effect on the whole body.


So far are no interactions between Lemocin® and other drugs known. However, this means Notthat no interactions between Lemocin® and other drugs can occur. If you have a reasonable suspicion that you may experience side effects or interactions while taking Lemocin®, please consult a doctor immediately.