What is a Chloraseptic
Chloraseptic is an American brand of oral analgesic produced by Prestige Brands Inc. Its active ingredient is phenol, a compound whose antiseptic properties were discovered by Sir Joseph. Other Chloraseptic formulas are based on benzocaine. Chloraseptic was invented and originally made by Robert Schattner it was later bought by Richardson Vick, which merged with Procter and Gamble in 1985. Chloraseptic can come in many forms for example a chloraseptic spray, chloraseptic mouthwash and chloraseptic lozenges.
Chloraseptic Spray Ingredients
Active Ingriendinets : Phenol 1.4%
Inactive Ingredients Ingriedients : Flavor, Glycerin, Purified Water, Red 40 and Saccharin Sodium
Chloraseptic Spray uses
Its basic use is mainly to numb the pain
- painful sore throat
- painful mouth ulcers
- sore mouth
- recurrent painful canker sores
- minor mouth irritation
- any other conditions indicated by the medical physician
Chloraseptic Spray Directions
- First, Spray the chloraseptic spray to the affected area.
- Allow to remain in place for at least 15 seconds and then spit out. Do not try to double the dose even if you missed the first dose.
- Chloraseptic spray may be used every 2 hours or use as directed by a physician or dentist.
- For those 12 years and above , spray 5 times onto throat or affected area.
- For children 2 to under 12 years, spray 3 times onto throat or affected area.
- Children under 12 should be supervised by an adult.
- Contraindicated for children below 2 years of age.
Commonly asked questions about Chloraseptic Spray
1. Is it okay to use the product while pregnant or a nursing mother ?
No it is not recommended, however consult your physician for further advice.
2. Is it okay to use the product if I’m a diabetic?
Chloraseptic spray are sugar free and may be used by diabetics.
3. Is it okay to use the Chloraseptic spray with other medications?
Refer to the product labels for specific warnings.Consult your pharmacist or doctor who can guide you in taking multiple medications.
4. Is it okay to swallow the spray?
It is suggested not to swallow the chloraseptic spray after spraying it into your mouth. However if you do, do not worry it is not lethal.
5. Is it okay to eat or drink after using the product?
Yes it is, but due to the numbing effect, the taste sensation might be a little off.
6. Does the product contain alcohol,gluten,aspirin?
7. What type of flavors are there?
Cherry, Menthol, Grape and Citrus flavor is available.
Chloraseptic spray safety information
Some medical conditions may interact with Chloraseptic Spray. So 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 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
Chloraseptic spray side effects :
Feeling of numbness on the tongue, mouth or cheek is a very common side effect. Therefore, it is important to remember that if a child uses the chloraseptic spray , ensure that an adult is keeping an eye on them because the child might bite on their cheek and tongue without realizing it and cause serious injuries.
Severe allergic reactions which encompasses rashes, convulsion, vomiting, shock, and fainting. If any of these symptoms are observed immediately contact your medical physician.
What to do in case of chloraseptic spray emergency
This drug should be kept out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional advice or contact a poison control center immediately. As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.
Immediately consult a doctor if :
- sore throat is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea or vomiting.
- sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days or is accompanied by difficulty in breathing.
- sore mouth symptoms do not improve in 7 days or if irritation, pain or redness persists or worsens.