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    Orofar Lozenges

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Orofar?

    Orofar Lozenges is used for Infections of throat, Infections of the throat, Rheumatic fever, Pain of anorectal muscular spasm and other conditions. Orofar Lozenges may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Orofar Lozenges contains Benzoxonium Chloride and Lidocaine Chlorohydrate as active ingredients.
    Orofar Lozenges works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria; relieving the pain of anorectal muscular spasm;
    Novartis Consumer Health Sa manufactures Orofar Lozenges.
    Detailed information related to Orofar Lozenges's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Orofar Lozenges Uses

    Orofar Lozenges is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2
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    Orofar Lozenges Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Orofar Lozenges improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 2

    Orofar Lozenges - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Orofar 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.

    Orofar Lozenges - Side-effects

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Orofar Lozenges - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Orofar 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.

    Orofar Lozenges - Drug Interactions

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Orofar Lozenges - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Orofar Lozenges is a contraindication. In addition, Orofar Lozenges should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Where to Buy Orofar Lozenges

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    Orofar Lozenges - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Orofar Lozenges safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Benzoxonium Chloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Lidocaine Chlorohydrate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Orofar Lozenges safe while breastfeeding?
      • Benzoxonium Chloride: No
      • Lidocaine Chlorohydrate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Orofar Lozenges be used for infections of throat and infections of the throat?
      Yes, infections of throat and infections of the throat are among the most common reported uses for Orofar Lozenges. Please do not use Orofar Lozenges for infections of throat and infections of the throat without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Orofar 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 Orofar 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 Orofar 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 Orofar 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: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Overdosage of Orofar 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 Orofar 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: 7, 8, 9

    Storage of Orofar 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 Orofar Lozenges.
    References: 10, 11, 12, 13

    Expired Orofar Lozenges

    • Taking a single dose of expired Orofar 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: 14, 15

    Dosage Information

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

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    Orofar Lozenges - Packages and Strengths

    Orofar Lozenges is available in the following packages and strengths
    Orofar Lozenges - Packages: 24s (8s Blister x 3)

    Orofar Lozenges - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Orofar Lozenges - Demographic Information

    References

    1. Weibel, MA; Cortat M; Lebek G; LeCotonnec JY; Kitler ME; Barcherini G (1 April 1987). "An approach of the in vivo antibacterial activity of benzoxonium chloride and comparison with other buccopharyngeal disinfectants". Arzneimittel-Forschung. pp. 467–71. Retrieved 26 August 2016. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. Pubmed Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Jun;56(6):768-73. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e31828b282c. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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