Assure Sore Throat

1 What is Assure Sore Throat?

Brand: Assure Sore Throat, Cheracol Sore Throat, Chloraseptic, Isodettes Sore Throat, Oralseptic, Osco Sore Throat, Painalay

Generic: Phenol

Phenol is used to alleviate pain caused by sore throat, sore mouth, or canker sores.

This product is available in spray and lozenge/troche.

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2 What to Know Before Using

Before taking this medication, tell your healthcare professional first if you are allergic to this drug or to any other drugs.

Safety and effectiveness of Phenol have not been established in elderly and in children below 3 years of age. Discuss with your doctor first the use and effect of this medicine before taking this medication.

Tell your doctor if you have any infections or large sores in or around your mouth because these medical conditions can interact with this medication.

3 Proper Usage

Take Phenol only as directed by your doctor. Avoid excessive intake and extended use of this medication. Prolonged use of this medication may increase the chance of absorption into the body and the risk of side effects.

Avoid getting this medication to your eyes because it can cause severe eye irritation. When the medication gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with cool water and go to the doctor immediately. Furthermore, do not inhale the medication.

Direction to use Phenol (spray):

  • Spray this medication to the affected area.
  • Keep the medication to your mouth for at least 15 seconds. Afterwards, spit the medicine out of your mouth.
  • If it is more than 2 days, check with your doctor first before using this medication.

Recommended dosage of Phenol spray for sore throat or mouth pain:

  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Spray 5 times to the affected area every 2 hours.
  • Children 3 to 12 years of age—Spray 3 times to the affected area every 2 hours.
  • Children younger than 3 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your physician.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is near for your next dose, skip the missed dose and start again to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Store the medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Do not keep expired medications.

4 Precautions To Take

Check with your doctor if your condition does not improve after one week or if it has worsened.
If you are spraying this medicine to your child, observe your child if he/she did not get any medication to his/her eyes or if he/she did not inhale the medication.

Discontinue the medication if you have developed any signs of allergic reaction. Check with your doctor immediately if that happens.

If you start to have signs of infection, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

5 Potential Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur, check with your doctor right away:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Vomiting
  • Worsening of pain, redness, swelling, or irritation in or around the mouth

Not all side effects are listed above. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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