FAQ

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about GeloMyrtol®. :

Do I need a prescription for GeloMyrtol®?

No, GeloMyrtol is an over-the-counter product. However, you may need to ask your pharmacist as GeloMyrtol is often kept behind the counter.

Is GeloMyrtol a natural product?

Yes. GeloMyrtol is a natural product that is strictly made of a distillate of essential oils. Each capsule contains myrtol standardized (a distillate of a mixture of essential oils of eucalyptus, sweet orange, myrtle and lemon [66 :32 :1 :1]).

Can athletes take GeloMyrtol?

Yes none of the ingredients are part of the list of pohibited substances an methods of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Is GeloMyrtol® really efficient?

You should start experiencing the effects of GeloMyrtol® within the first few hours. The majority of users see their symptoms disappear after 3 days, others after 6 or 7 days. GeloMyrtol® is clinically proven in over 25 studies conducted with over 6,000 patients.

Can my child take GeloMyrtol?

En Europe, GeloMyrtol® has proven for decades to be safe and efficient in children of 3 to 17 years of age.

I have started taking GeloMyrtol® as a treatment for chronic sinusitis and cough. Is it normal to have a eucalyptus aftertaste once the capsule is dissolved in my stomach? This aftertaste makes me nauseous and makes it a little hard to digest the product. The product works very well. Over the last 4 years, I tried everything and saw several specialists, but none of them was able to find a treatment that could solve my problem.

The best way to protect your stomach against stomach upsets sometimes caused by GeloMyrtol is to swallow the capsule with a large glass of cold drink at least 30 minutes before meals. Taking GeloMyrtol® 30 minutes before meals will prevent gastric irritation. The GeloMyrtol® capsules are made to dissolve in the stomach. If they are taken shortly before a meal, they may dissolve too high in the digestive tract and thus cause irritation. It is also for that reason that it is suggested to take the capsule with a large glass of cold drink because a hot drink could also cause irritation.

The product was launched in Canada in January 2013, and many pharmacists are still not aware of the product even if it has been used in Europe for over 40 years. Where can I purchase it?

Even though many Canadian pharmacists may still not be aware of the product, please know that GeloMyrtol® is sold in all banner pharmacies in Quebec, as well as in some in Ontario. However, GeloMyrtol® is often kept behind the counter, and thus it is necessary to ask the pharmacist. If the product is not in stock, pharmacists are able to order it through their wholesalers and get it the next day. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any problem finding GeloMyrtol®, we will help you find a pharmacy near you that has it in stock.

Can this mucolytic be used with any other medication? Are there any known drug interactions? Can GeloMyrtol® be taken with nasal steroids and/or nasal saline solutions?

GeloMyrtol® has been used in Europe for more than 40 years. Over 2 billion capsules have been sold in the last 10 years alone. Since market launch, no drug interaction has been reported. You may thus use GeloMyrtol® in combination with the treatment prescribed by your doctor without any concerns. Numerous physicians prescribe GeloMyrtol in combination with a saline sinus rinse.

Can GeloMyrtol® be used for extended periods of time, i.e. more than 6 months

Many people use it continuously.

What is that active ingredient called "myrtol standardized" and what does it mean?

The name "myrtol standardized" was created by Pohl-Boskamp to designate a distillate of a mixture of essential oils of eucalyptus, sweet orange, myrtle and lemon (66 :32 :1 :1), the main biologic compounds of which are monoterpenes 1,8-cineole, d-limonene and a-pinene. GeloMyrtol® is a mucolytic that liquefies the mucus to facilitate its discharge and help restore mucociliary clearance. If you wish, we can send you abstracts of clinical studies conducted with over 6,000 patients.

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