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Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat

(Benzocaine / Menthol)

  • Lozenge
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Relieves sore throat and mouth pain.

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Over-the-counterLower-cost generic available

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Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (Benzocaine / Menthol) relieve sore throat pain and don't have many side effects.

Upsides

  • Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (Benzocaine / Menthol) are effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. They start working right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • Have two medicines in one lozenge that work in different ways to provide pain relief.
  • Comes in a sugar-free form.
  • Available in different flavors so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.

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.
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What to expect when you take Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (Benzocaine / Menthol)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Use one lozenge every 2 hours as you need to for sore throat.
  • Since the lozenges could be mistaken for candy and can be a choking hazard, keep these away from children who are younger than 5 years old.
  • If you experience any uncomfortable burning or stinging, stop using Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (Benzocaine / Menthol).
  • Let your doctor know if you have an infection and your symptoms don’t get better after a few days.
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Side effects for Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (Benzocaine / Menthol)

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