Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat Alternatives

(benzocaine / menthol)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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Compare Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol) or used for similar purposes.

Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat
(benzocaine / menthol)

Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge
(benzocaine)

Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
(phenol)

Relieves sore throat and mouth pain. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (Benzocaine / Menthol) relieve sore throat pain and don't have many side effects.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.
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Reviews for Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)
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Have you used Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)?
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Reviews for Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (benzocaine)
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-33% worse vs. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)
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-33% worse vs. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)
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-33% worse vs. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)
Have you used Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (benzocaine)?
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Reviews for Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (phenol)
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Same vs. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)
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-50% worse vs. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)
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Same vs. Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)
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Side effects
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray

We haven’t found good data for Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray side effects.

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How it works
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (Benzocaine / Menthol) have two types of local anesthetics. Benzocaine creates a numbing sensation that relieves pain and menthol creates a cooling sensation that distracts you from feeling pain.Chloraseptic lozenges is a local anesthetic. It blocks receptors on nerve endings, which creates a numbing sensation and relieves pain.Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is a local anesthetic. It blocks receptors on nerve endings, which creates a numbing sensation and relieves pain.
Type of medication
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Available as
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
  • Lozenge
  • Lozenge
  • Throat spray
Used for
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
  • Sore Throat
Risk factors for serious side effects
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
    Coming soon.
    • Children age 2 or younger
    • Using Chloraseptic lozenges at a higher dose and longer than recommended l History of smoking and breathing problems
    • Heart disease
    • Blood problems that affect hemoglobin
    Detailed Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (benzocaine) risks & warnings »
      Detailed Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (phenol) risks & warnings »
      Pregnancy

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

      Alcohol
      Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
      No alcohol related info.No alcohol related info.
      • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is alcohol, sugar, and aspirin free, so it’s pretty safe to use.
      Pain
      Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
      • Pain relief doesn't last long, so use a new lozenge every 2 hours.
      • Pain relief doesn't last long, so use a new lozenge every 2 hours.
      • If your sore throat gets worse or you begin to have a high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting, talk to your doctor since these could all be signs of a worsening infection.
      • If your sore throat gets worse or you begin to have a high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting, talk to your doctor since these could all be signs of a worsening infection.
      Upsides and benefits
      Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
      • 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.
      • 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 and risks
      Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
      • 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.
      • 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.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatChloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeChloraseptic Sore Throat Spray
      • 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.
      • 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 Chloraseptic lozenges.
      • Let your doctor know if you have an infection and your symptoms don’t get better after a few days.
      • Only spray Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) on painful areas in your mouth. Let it sit for 15 seconds and then spit the liquid out.
      • Don't swallow Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) because it could upset your stomach.
      • Don’t use more than one spray every 2 hours.
      • If your mouth or throat still hurts after 2 days, it could be due to a worsening infection. Work with a doctor to find the best medication for you.
      Learn more
      More about Cepacol Extra Strength Sore ThroatSide effectsReviews & ratingsAlternativesFDA package insert
      Have you used Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat (benzocaine / menthol)?
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      More about Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat LozengeSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
      Have you used Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat Lozenge (benzocaine)?
      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
      More about Chloraseptic Sore Throat SpraySide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
      Have you used Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (phenol)?
      Worth itNot sureNot worth it