Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

Halls Menthol Lozenges 

(menthol)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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Relieves sore throat and mouth pain.

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Our bottom line

Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) relieve sore throats well and don't have many side effects.

Upsides

  • Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) are effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. They work right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • Come in a sugar-free form (which can be better for your teeth).
  • Available in different flavors so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.
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Downsides

  • These cough drops don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
  • Pain relief doesn't last long, so you may need to take a new cough drop every 2 hours.
  • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 5 years old.
How it works

Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) contain menthol, a local anesthetic. Menthol creates a cooling sensation that distracts you from feeling pain.

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Risks and Warnings for Halls Menthol Lozenges (menthol)

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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 Halls Menthol Lozenges (menthol)

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Pain
  • Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) are effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. They work right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • Pain relief doesn't last long, so you may need to take a new cough drop 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.