Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableDrug class: Respiratory

Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray

(Phenol)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableDrug class: Respiratory
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Relieves sore throat.

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

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Upsides

  • 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

  • It can stain your hair, nails, and skin.
  • It doesn’t cure throat or mouth infections.
  • Only lasts about 2 hours.
How it works

Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is a local anesthetic. It blocks receptors on nerve endings, which creates a numbing sensation and relieves pain.

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Risks and Warnings for Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol)

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  • 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.

Common concerns from people taking Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol)

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Alcohol
  • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is alcohol, sugar, and aspirin free, so it’s pretty safe to use.
Pain
  • 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.