Chloraseptic (Phenol Oral Spray and Rinse)
Generic name: Phenol Oral Spray and Rinse [ FEE-nol ]
Drug class: Topical anesthetics
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 26, 2023.
Uses of Chloraseptic:
- It is used to treat a sore throat, sore mouth, or mouth irritation.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Chloraseptic?
- If you have an allergy to phenol or any other part of Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse).
- If you are allergic to Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse); any part of Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Chloraseptic?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not use Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse) for longer than you were told by your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Chloraseptic) best taken?
Use Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
All oral products:
- Some of these drugs need to be shaken before use. Be sure you know if this product needs to be shaken before using it.
- Do not swallow Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse).
- Swish around for 15 seconds and then spit out.
- Spray affected part of the mouth.
- Wait 15 seconds and then spit out.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- If you use Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse) on a regular basis, use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse) is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad irritation where Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse) is used.
What are some other side effects of Chloraseptic?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Mouth tingling.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Chloraseptic?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Chloraseptic (phenol oral spray and rinse), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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