Compare Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge vs. Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray

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Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (Benzocaine)

Over-the-counter
Relieves sore throat and mouth pain.

Chloraseptic lozenges relieves sore throat pain and doesn't have many side effects.

Relieves sore throat.

Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) relieves sore throat pain and doesn't have many side effects.

Upsides
  • Chloraseptic lozenges is effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. It starts working right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • It's available in a pharmacy without a prescription.
  • Comes in a sugar-free form.
  • Available in different flavors, so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.
  • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. It starts working right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • It's available in a pharmacy without a prescription and comes in different flavors.
  • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is alcohol, sugar, and aspirin free, so it’s pretty safe to use.
  • If you buy the "max" throat spray, it contains an additional medication that forms a soothing film over your throat.
Downsides
  • These lozenges don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
  • Pain relief doesn't last long, so use a new lozenge every 2 hours.
  • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 5 years old.
  • It can stain your hair, nails, and skin.
  • It doesn’t cure throat or mouth infections.
  • Only lasts about 2 hours.
Used for
  • Sore throat
  • Sore mouth
  • Mouth irritation
Dosage forms
  • Lozenge
  • Throat spray
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Side effects
The Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (Benzocaine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Abnormal blood levels of methemoglobin (Methemoglobinemia)

    Children age 2 or younger

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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