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Dyclonine

Brand Name and Other Names: Sucrets Classic Sore Throat, Sucrets Maximum Strength Sore Throat, Sucrets Children's Formula

Generic Name: Dyclonine

Drug Class: Anesthetics, Oropharyngeal

What Is Dyclonine Used For and How Does it Work?

Dyclonine is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for temporary relief following occasional mouth and throat symptoms including minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat.

Dyclonine is available under the following different brand names: Sucrets Classic Sore Throat, Sucrets Maximum Strength Sore Throat, and Sucrets Children's Formula.

Dosages of Dyclonine:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Lozenge
  • 1.2 mg
  • 2 mg
  • 3 mg

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Pharyngitis

  • Indicated for temporary relief following occasional mouth and throat symptoms including minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat
  • Adults and children over 2 years: Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly in mouth; may be repeat every 2 hours as needed
  • Children under 2 years: Safety and efficacy not established (lozenge may be a choking hazard)
  • Not to exceed 10 lozenges/day

QUESTION

Just about any painful sore throat is caused by strep. See Answer

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dyclonine?

Common side effects of dyclonine include:

  • There are no listed side effects of dyclonine.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Dyclonine?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Dyclonine has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.

Dyclonine has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.

Dyclonine has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.

Dyclonine has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Dyclonine?

Warnings

This medication contains Dyclonine. Do not take Sucrets Classic Sore Throat, Sucrets Maximum Strength Sore Throat, or Sucrets Children's Formula if you are allergic to dyclonine or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dyclonine?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Dyclonine?"

Cautions

  • Lozenges considered a choking hazard in young children
  • Advise patients to discontinue and seek medical advice if sore throat is severe, lasts for more than 2 days, occurs with or is followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting
  • Advise patients to discontinue and seek medical advice if sore mouth symptoms last more than 7 days, or irritation, pain, or redness continues or worsens

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use dyclonine with caution during pregnancy if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.

It is unknown whether dyclonine is distributed in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek the advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

Reviewed on 2/4/2020
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/sucrets-classic-sore-throat-sucrets-childrens-formula-dyclonine-999689
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