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Cepacol Sore Throat and Cough
Active Ingredients
In each lozenge:
Benzocaine 7.5 mg; Oral pain reliever
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 5 mg; Cough suppressant
 
Uses

temporarily relieves

  • sore throat
  • sore mouth
  • minor mouth irritation
  • pain associated with canker sores
  • cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold
Warnings

Allergy alert

  • Do not use this product if you have a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as procaine, butacaine, benzocaine or any other 'caine' anesthetics.

Sore throat warning

  • If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea or vomiting consult a doctor promptly.

Do not use in a child under 6 years of age.

Do not use if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema
  • cough that is accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus)

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 develops
  • cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious illness

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

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Do not exceed recommended dosage.


Directions
  • adults and children 12 years and older: take 2 lozenges (one immediately after the other) and allow each lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth; may be repeated every 4 hours, not to exceed 12 lozenges in any 24-hour period, or as directed by a doctor
  • children 6 to under 12 years of age: take 1 lozenge and allow to dissolve slowly in the mouth; may be repeated every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 lozenges in 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor
  • children under 6 years of age: do not use
Other Information
  • tamper evident: product is sealed in blister package for your protection. Do not use if carton is damaged or if printed seal on blister is broken or missing.
  • store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • protect contents from humidity
Inactive Ingredients
acesulfame potassium, FD&C blue #1, FD&C red #40, flavors, glucose, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium bicarbonate, sucrose
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