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All about: Chloraseptic Spray

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Generic Name: Phenol Oral Spray (FEE-nole)
Brand Name: Chloraseptic

Chloraseptic Spray is used for:

Treating sore throat pain, sore mouth, pain associated with canker sores, and minor mouth irritation. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Chloraseptic Spray is an oral anesthetic and analgesic combination. It works by numbing the painful or irritated areas.

Do NOT use Chloraseptic Spray if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Chloraseptic Spray
  • you have a history of allergic reaction to local anesthetics (eg, benzocaine)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Chloraseptic Spray:

Some medical conditions may interact with Chloraseptic Spray. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Chloraseptic Spray. However, no specific interactions with Chloraseptic Spray are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Chloraseptic Spray may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Chloraseptic Spray:

Use Chloraseptic Spray as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Apply to affected area. Allow to remain in place for at least 15 seconds and then spit out.
  • If you miss a dose of Chloraseptic Spray and you are using it regularly, use it when you remember. If it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your health care provider. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Chloraseptic Spray.

Important safety information:

  • Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat that occurs with high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting may be serious. Check with a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • If irritation, pain, or redness do not improve or if they become worse, or if you develop swelling, rash, fever, or difficulty breathing, check with your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose or take Chloraseptic Spray for longer than 2 days for sore throat or 7 days for sore mouth without checking with your doctor.
  • Use of this medicine is not recommended in CHILDREN younger than 3 years of age without first checking with your doctor. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Chloraseptic Spray, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Chloraseptic Spray during pregnancy. It is unknown if Chloraseptic Spray is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Chloraseptic Spray, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Chloraseptic Spray:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Numbness of cheeks, tongue, or mouth.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever; nausea; shortness of breath; vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Chloraseptic Spray:

Store Chloraseptic Spray at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Chloraseptic Spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Chloraseptic Spray, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Chloraseptic Spray is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Chloraseptic Spray. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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