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    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges

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    What is Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs?

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges is used for Cough, Local anesthesia of oral and pharyngeal mucous membranes, Ear ache, Surgical or procedural local anesthesia, Anesthesia for hemorrhoids, Dental plaque, Gingivitis, Eye infections, Periodontitis, Skin infections and other conditions. Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges contains Benzocaine, Cetylpyridinium Chloride and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide as active ingredients.
    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges works by blocking nerve conduction reversibly; killing the bacteria; affecting the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex;
    Adcock Ingram manufactures Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges.
    Detailed information related to Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges Uses

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4
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    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 5, 6, 7
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 8, 9

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Asthma
    • Children over 6 years of age
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Consult your doctor if you need to use this drug for more than 7 days
    • Do not apply to eyes
    • Do not exceed recommended dosage
    • Do not wrap the affected area
    • Emphysema
    • Risk of methemoglobinemia
    • Seek medical attention if you experience vomiting, hallucinationg, difficulty breathing, or changes in vision while taking this medication
    References: 5, 6, 7, 7, 10

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Aminosalicylic acid
    • Isocarboxazid
    • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
    • Phenelzine
    • Selegiline
    • Sulfonamides
    • Tranylcypromine
    References: 7
    Learn more: Interactions

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges is a contraindication. In addition, Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • Allergic to its ingredients
    • Children under 6 years of age
    • Excess use
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Hypersensitivity to dextromethorphan
    • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
    References: 7, 10
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Benzocaine: No
      • Cetylpyridinium Chloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      References: 7
    • Is Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges safe while breastfeeding?
      • Benzocaine: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Cetylpyridinium Chloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      References: 7 11
    • Can Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges be used for cough and local anesthesia of oral and pharyngeal mucous membranes?
      Yes, cough and local anesthesia of oral and pharyngeal mucous membranes are among the most common reported uses for Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges. Please do not use Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges for cough and local anesthesia of oral and pharyngeal mucous membranes without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 12, 13, 14, 15

    Overdosage of Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 16, 17, 18

    Storage of Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges.
    References: 19, 20, 21, 22

    Expired Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges

    • Taking a single dose of expired Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 23, 24

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Packages and Strengths

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges is available in the following packages and strengths
    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Packages: 16

    Cepacol Sore Throat Cough Relief Discs Lozenges - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    References

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    9. Chou DT, Wang SC. Studies on the localization of central cough mechanism; site of action of antitussive drugs. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1975 Sep;194(3):499-505. PMID: 1159627
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