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Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray

Generic Name: glycerin/phenol (GLIS-er-in/FEE-nol)
Brand Name: Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray

Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray is used for:

Treating sore throat pain, sore mouth pain, and minor mouth irritation. It is also used to protect irritated areas in sore mouth and sore throat. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray is an oral anesthetic/analgesic and demulcent combination. It works by numbing the painful or irritated areas.

Do NOT use Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray:

Some medical conditions may interact with Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray. 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 are 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
  • if you have a history of allergic reaction to other local anesthetics

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray. However, no specific interactions with Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray:

Use Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • If you are using Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray for relief of sore throat irritation or pain, apply to the affected area as directed by your doctor or the package labeling. Allow to remain in place for at least 15 seconds and then spit out.
  • If you are using Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray to protect an irritated area, apply to affected area as directed by your doctor or the package labeling. Gargle, swish in the mouth for at least 1 minute, then spit out.
  • Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray may be repeated every 2 hours or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you do not understand how to use Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
  • An adult should supervise the use of Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old.
  • If you miss a dose of Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray.

Important safety information:

  • Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat that occurs with fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting may be serious. Check with a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or they become worse, contact your doctor. Contact your doctor if you develop swelling, rash, fever, or trouble breathing.
  • Do not use more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use for longer than 2 days for sore throat or 7 days for sore mouth without checking with your doctor.
  • Use of Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray is not recommended in CHILDREN younger than 3 years of age without checking with the child's doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray while you are pregnant. It is not known if Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Numbness of cheeks, tongue, or mouth.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); shortness of breath.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray:

Store Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Vicks Formula 44 Sore Throat Spray.

Issue Date: December 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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