Last update Jan. 15, 2019



Safe substance and/or breastfeeding is the best option.

A topical antiseptic used in the local symptomatic relief of minor mouth and throat infections (Weckmann 2017, McNally 2011).
Oral administration via lozenge up to 4 times a day.

Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.

The small dose and rapid elimination make it unlikely that it will transfer into breastmilk in significant amounts.

Side effects are mild and infrequent (AEMPS 2017, Beckmann 2017, MEB 2015, MHRA 2011).

The manufacturer does not contraindicate it during breastfeeding (MHRA 2011).


We do not have alternatives for Amylmetacresol since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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Amylmetacresol is also known as

Amylmetacresol in other languages or writings:


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Main tradenames from several countries containing Amylmetacresol in its composition:


Variable Value Unit
Molecular weight 178 daltons


  1. Weckmann G, Hauptmann-Voß A, Baumeister SE, Klötzer C, Chenot JF. Efficacy of AMC/DCBA lozenges for sore throat: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Clin Pract. 2017 Abstract
  2. AEMPS. Strepsils. Ficha técnica. 2017 Full text (in our servers)
  3. MEB- Medicines Evaluation Board of the Netherlands. Strepsils (2,4-Dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol). Public Assessment Report Scientific discussion. 2015 Full text (in our servers)
  4. MHRA. Strepsils. Drug Summary. 2011 Full text (in our servers)
  5. McNally D, Simpson M, Morris C, Shephard A, Goulder M. Rapid relief of acute sore throat with AMC/DCBA throat lozenges: randomised controlled trial. Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Abstract

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