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Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon is an antibacterial formula designed to relieve sore throat and mouth pain. They help to numb the throat and reduce the sensation of pain, while also targeting and killing bacteria that may be contributing to the sore throat.
The Lozenges contains the active ingredients dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol. Dichlorobenzyl alcohol is an antiseptic and antibacterial agent that is commonly used in throat lozenges. It helps to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria in the throat and mouth, providing relief from sore throat symptoms. Amylmetacresol is another antiseptic and antibacterial agent often combined with dichlorobenzyl alcohol in throat lozenges. It works synergistically with dichlorobenzyl alcohol to provide additional relief from sore throat discomfort.
These active ingredients work together to provide temporary relief from sore throat symptoms such as pain, irritation, and inflammation. The lozenges are sugar-free and may be suitable for individuals with diabetes or those who prefer sugar-free options.
Use and Dosage
The lozenges are designed to dissolve slowly in the mouth, allowing the active ingredients to come into contact with the affected areas of the throat and mouth. As the lozenge dissolves, the active ingredients are released and provide relief.
- Adults and children 5 years or older: Allow the lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth. You can place the lozenge in your mouth and let it sit on your tongue or against the affected area of your throat. Avoid chewing or swallowing the lozenge whole. The active ingredients in the lozenge will gradually be released and provide relief. The lozenge can be repeated every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Children under 5 years of age: Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon should not be used for children under 5 years of age. Consult with a healthcare professional for appropriate options for younger children.
Common Side Effects of Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon (Dichlorobenzy/Amylmetacreso I - non-Rx):
- Burning sensation
- Dry mouth
- Mild irritation or numbness
- Swelling in the mouth
- Taste alteration
- Throat after using the lozenges
Serious Side Effects of Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon (Dichlorobenzy/Amylmetacreso I - non-Rx):
- Severe irritation
- Signs of a severe allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, and rash
Forms and Strength
Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon (Dichlorobenzy/Amylmetacreso I - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon: Lozenges
- Allergic reactions: Some individuals may be allergic to certain ingredients in the lozenges. Read the label carefully and check for any known allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients.
- Use as directed: Follow the instructions provided on the packaging or as directed by a healthcare professional. Do not exceed the recommended dosage or frequency of use.
- Age restrictions: Some lozenges may have age restrictions. Check the label to ensure the product is suitable for the age of the person using it. For example, certain lozenges may not be recommended for children under a certain age.
- Interactions with other medications: If you are taking any other medications or have any underlying health conditions, consult with a healthcare professional before using Cepacol Lozenges. Certain medications or health conditions may interact with the lozenges or affect their effectiveness.
- Age restrictions: Cepacol Lozenges may have age restrictions. Check the label and follow the recommended age range for use. For example, some lozenges may not be suitable for children under a certain age.
- Allergy alert: If you have a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as benzocaine or any other 'caine' anesthetics, do not use Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon.
- Consult a doctor: If your sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.
- Do not exceed recommended dosage: Follow the instructions provided on the packaging or as directed by a healthcare professional. Avoid exceeding the recommended dosage or frequency of use.
- Discontinue use if symptoms worsen: If irritation, pain, or redness persists or worsens after using Cepacol Lozenges, stop using the product and consult a doctor or dentist.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon if I have diabetes?
The Lozenges are sugar-free, which makes them a suitable option for individuals with diabetes.
Can I use Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Consult with your healthcare provider before using any medication or lozenges during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. They can provide guidance on whether Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon are safe and appropriate for you.
How long does the numbing effect of Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon last?
The numbing effect of Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon can vary from person to person. The numbing effect generally lasts for a short duration, providing temporary relief from sore throat pain.
It's important to purchase Cepacol Lozenges Sugar Free Lemon from verified Canadian pharmacy.