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Local symptomatic and temporary mild infections of the mouth and throat involving pain relief, without fever, such as sore throat, hoarseness, small canker sores.
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1. WHAT FARINGESIC AND WHAT IT IS USED
The active ingredients of this medicine act combining antiseptic and disinfectant chlorhexidine with the local anesthetic benzocaine action.
This medicine is used for local and temporary symptomatic relief of mild infections of the mouth and throat involving pain, without fever, such as sore throat, hoarseness, small canker sores.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE
Do not take Faringesic if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlorhexidine, benzocaine or any of the other ingredients of Faringesic.
Take special care with Faringesic
- If you do not tolerate other local anesthetics such as para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), parabens or para-phenylenediamine (a component of hair dye).
- If you have severe or extensive lesion in the mouth.
- If you have periodontitis (gum disease), because chlorhexidine may produce an increase in supragingival calculus.
- It is recommended to maintain proper oral hygiene to reduce devel accumulation and possible staining of teeth that can cause chlorhexidine.
- You should not take more than the recommended in paragraph 3 (How to take Faringesic).
Using other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Although not described in the recommended conditions of use, it should not be used with other medicines application in the mouth without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
This is especially important in the case of:
- Other antiseptic mouth or throat.
- Medicine cholinesterase inhibitors (medicines for Alzheimer's).
- Sulphonamides (used for infections).
Anionic compounds and suspending agents, usual components of toothpastes, decrease the efficacy of chlorhexidine so you should rinse your mouth after using the toothpaste.
Interference with diagnostic tests
This medicine may interact with the test for determining pancreatic function using bentiromide. Do not take this medicine at least three days before the test and report to the doctor.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Medicine use during pregnancy can be dangerous for the embryo or fetus, and should be monitored by your doctor.
benzocaine should not be used during pregnancy unless the clinical condition of the woman requires treatment with benzocaine.
It is not known whether benzocaine is excreted in breast milk, so women are breastfeeding should not use this medicine without consulting a doctor.
Use in over 65 years
The elderly and debilitated patients may be more sensitive to benzocaine.
Use in children
This medicine should not be given to children under 6 years without consulting your doctor. Children may be more sensitive to benzocaine as the elderly and debilitated patients.
Driving and using machines
No cases have been reported to affect the ability to drive or operate machinery.
3. HOW TO TAKE FARINGESIC
Follow the instructions exactly Faringesic management provided by your doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have doubts.
The usual dose is:
Adults and children over 6 years:
1 lozenge every 2 to 3 hours, slowly dissolving in the mouth. more than 8 tablets will be taken to suck in 24 hours (1 day).
slowly dissolves the lozenge in the mouth without chewing or swallowing.
If you believe that Faringesic action is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is for oropharyngeal use, so the lozenge should be slowly dissolve in the mouth without chewing or swallowing, because its action is local and only occurs when the product is in direct contact with the affected area.
Always use the lowest effective dose.
If you notice symptoms worsen or persist for more than 2 days after starting treatment, or appears fever, headache, nausea or vomiting, should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
If you take more than you should Faringesic
If you have taken more than you should, immediately consult your doctor, pharmacist, or call a poison control center, phone (+034) 915 62 04 20, indicating the medicine and the amount taken.
Signs of overdose are manifested: stammering speech, numbness, staggering gait, blurred or double vision, dizziness, excitement or seizures, ringing in the ears, increased sweating and / or low blood pressure.
If you forget to take Faringesic
Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.