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Sore throat - Possible OTC treatment options

Cepacol Chloraseptic throat spray




Cepacol (benzocaine 10mg + menthol 2mg): top of page

Dosing: Dissolve one lozenge in mouth every 2-4 hours as needed.

With adult supervision, Cepacol® Lozenges are safe for use by children age 5 and above

Supplied:
Cepacol® Sore Throat: 10 mg (18s) [contains cetylpyridinium, menthol; cherry, citrus, honey lemon, and menthol flavors]

Chloraseptic throat spray (phenol 1.4 %):  top of page

INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
For the temporary relief of occasional minor irritation, pain, sore mouth and sore throat.

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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
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Directions
  • Apply to affected area (one spray)
  • Allow to remain in place for at least 15 seconds, then spit out
  • Use every 2 hours or as directed by a doctor or dentist
  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older: For each application, spray 5 times.
  • Children under 12 years of age: Should be supervised in use of this product.
  • Children under 3 years of age: Ask a doctor or dentist
Other Information
Store between 59°F and 86°F (15°C - 30°C).
Tamper Evident: Do not use if blister package with "Chloraseptic®" name has been disturbed or opened.
Check expiration date before using.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
Sore Throat Warning: Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult doctor promptly. Do not use more than 2 days or administer to children under 3 years of age unless directed by a doctor.

When using this product
do not exceed recommended dosage.

Stop use and ask a doctor or dentist if
-sore mouth symptoms do not improve in 7 days
-irritation, pain or redness persists or worsens
-swelling, rash or fever develops

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health care professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS:
Chloraseptic® Phenol/Oral Anesthetic

Active Ingredients: Phenol (1.4%). Inactive Ingredients: Blue 1, Flavor, Glycerin, Purified Water, Saccharin Sodium.

SOURCE:
Package insert data:

Reference(s)

National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed Database.
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David F. McAuley, Pharm.D., R.Ph.  GlobalRPh Inc.
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