Jakemans Throat and Chest Flavour 100g Bags - Pack of 10 - Soothing menthol sweets - Suitable for vegetarians
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Kanezaki M, et al. (2017). Effect of the cooling sensation induced by olfactory stimulation by L-menthol on dyspnoea: A pilot study. To put it in perspective, a typical cough drop contains between 5 and 10 mg of menthol. There’s no accepted standard for a menthol overdose, but research suggests anywhere between 50 mg/kg and 1,000 mg/kg could cause a lethal overdose. This suggested range is based on the weight of the individual, so the amount of menthol it takes to cause an overdose in one person is different from what it would take in another. For example, if an individual weighed 175 pounds (79.5 kg), anywhere from 3,975mg to 79,500mg could cause a menthol overdose. This would mean ingesting 397 to 7,950 drops containing 10 mg of menthol each. If you manage to eat a very large amount of cough drops, you might experience the following symptoms:
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But it would take rapid ingestion, which would likely first cause other health risks, such as choking and nausea.If you’re worried about overdosing, look for cough drops that don’t contain menthol. Talk with a pharmacist or healthcare professional about what cough drops are best for you. It’s possible to overdose on cough drops containing menthol, but it’s incredibly difficult. Most people with menthol poisoning get it from ingesting pure menthol. Over-the-counter cough drops don’t contain pure menthol. The menthol is usually diluted.
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There’s no standard limit to how many cough lozenges can be consumed. This is largely due to the amount of active ingredient variation between brands.Healthline has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references. You can learn more about how we ensure our content is accurate and current by reading our editorial policy. Some people love the sweet taste and calming effects of cough drops and may want to take them even when they don’t have a cough. But eating more than the recommended amount of cough drops — or anything for that matter — can result in a few unwanted symptoms. How many cough drops is too many? You should keep cough drops out of the reach of children, as children may think they’re candy. Cough drops also present a choking hazard to young children.
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There has been one report of an 86-year-old man who experienced serious symptoms after eating two entire bags of menthol cough drops every day for 20 years. He experienced:
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If you’re worried about overdosing, follow the dosage on the label or avoid menthol lozenges completely.