Brand Names: Cepacol Sore Throat (obsolete1), Cepacol Sore Throat from Post Nasal Drip, Cepacol Sore Throat from Post Nasal Drip Cherry, Cepacol Sore Throat Max Numb, Cheracol Sore Throat and Cough, Flanax Cough, Halls Citrus Blend, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops Black Cherry, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops Cherry, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops Honey-Lemon, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops Ice Blue, Halls Mountain Menthol, Halls Sugar-Free Honey Lemon, Koldets Cough Drops, Luden's Honey Lemon Throat Drops, Luden's Honey Licorice Throat Drops, Medikoff, N Ice, N Ice Cherry, N Ice Citrus, N Ice Eucalyptus, N Ice Honey/Lemon, Ricola Cherry Honey, Robitussin Cough Drop Almond Honey, Robitussin Cough Drop Cherry, Robitussin Cough Drop Honey Lemon, Robitussin Cough Drop Honey Lemon Tea, Robitussin Cough Drop Menthol Eucalyptus, Robitussin Cough Drop Sugar Free, Robitussin Cough Drop Sunny Orange, VapoDrops Cherry, VapoDrops Menthol, Vicks Cough Drop
Generic Name: menthol topical (oral mucous membrane)
- What is menthol topical?
- What are the possible side effects of menthol topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about menthol topical?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using menthol topical?
- How should I use menthol topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking menthol topical?
- What other drugs will affect menthol topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What is menthol topical?
Menthol is either manmade or made from the extracts of mint oil. Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin or other tissues (such as the tongue, gums, or inside the cheeks).
Menthol topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of menthol topical?
Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about menthol topical?
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using menthol topical?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to menthol.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:
- cough with mucus;
- cough caused by smoking, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis;
- a sore throat with fever, headache, swelling, skin rash, or nausea and vomiting; or
- if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not give this medicine to a baby or young child without a doctor's advice.
How should I use menthol topical?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not swallow the menthol lozenge whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing.
Use a new lozenge every 2 hours or as needed.
Call your doctor if your sore throat is severe or continues for longer than 2 days, especially if you also have a fever, headache, skin rash, swelling, or nausea and vomiting. Stop using and call your doctor if you have a cough that does not improve after 7 days of treatment.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since menthol topical is when needed, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking menthol topical?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect menthol topical?
Menthol topical used in the mouth is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about menthol topical oral mucous membrane
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