This product is used to temporarily relieve pain from minor mouth problems (such as canker sores, sore gums/throat, mouth/gum injury). Benzocaine is a local anesthetic that works by numbing the painful area. Menthol works by providing a cooling feeling and increasing saliva in the mouth.Do not use this product for children younger than 5 years due to risk of serious side effects. Ask your doctor for more details.Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.
How to use Cepacol Sore Throat (Benzocaine-Menthol) 15 Mg-3.6 Mg Lozenges Oral Topical Anesthetics
Read and follow all directions on the product package before using this medication. If you have any questions, consult your pharmacist. If your doctor has directed you to use this product, use it as directed.
This product is usually used every 2 hours as needed. If your doctor has directed you to use it, follow your doctor's instructions on how to use it. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than directed.
If you have a sore throat that is severe or that lasts more than 2 days, or a cough that lasts more than 7 days or keeps coming back, or symptoms occur with a fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting, tell your doctor promptly. If sore mouth/throat or cough symptoms do not get better or last more than 7 days, see your doctor or dentist promptly. These could be signs of a serious condition. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
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