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Dyclonine/ menthol lozenges

Generic Name: dyclonine/menthol (DYE-kloe-neen/MEN-thol)
Brand Name: Sucrets Complete

Dyclonine/ menthol lozenges are used for:

Temporarily relieving cough and minor pain or irritation of the mouth or throat.

Dyclonine/menthol lozenges are an oral anesthetic and cough suppressant. It works by numbing and cooling the affected area.

Do NOT use dyclonine/ menthol lozenges if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in dyclonine/menthol lozenges

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

Before using dyclonine/ menthol lozenges:

Some medical conditions may interact with dyclonine/menthol lozenges. 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 mouth sores
  • if you have a history of asthma, chronic cough, lung problems (eg, chronic bronchitis, emphysema), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or if your cough occurs with large amounts of mucus

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with dyclonine/menthol lozenges. Because little, if any, of dyclonine/menthol lozenges are absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if dyclonine/menthol lozenges 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 dyclonine/ menthol lozenges:

Use dyclonine/menthol lozenges as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Dissolve 1 lozenge slowly in your mouth as directed on the package labeling or by your doctor.
  • Dyclonine/menthol lozenges may be repeated every 2 hours as needed or as directed by your doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of dyclonine/menthol lozenges, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use dyclonine/menthol lozenges.

Important safety information:

  • Do not use more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • Contact your doctor if your sore throat or sore mouth is severe or persistent, or if it occurs with or is followed by a high fever, headache, rash, swelling, or nausea. These may be signs of a serious condition.
  • Do not use for longer than 2 days for sore throat or 7 days for sore mouth without checking with your doctor.
  • Contact your doctor if your cough lasts for more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with a fever or persistent headache. These may be signs of a serious condition.
  • Do not use dyclonine/menthol lozenges for a cough with a lot of mucus. Do not use it for a long-term cough (eg, caused by asthma, emphysema, smoking). However, you may use it for these conditions if your doctor tells you to.
  • Dyclonine/menthol lozenges should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 2 years old without first 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 dyclonine/menthol lozenges while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use dyclonine/menthol lozenges, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of dyclonine/ menthol lozenges:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with dyclonine/menthol lozenges. 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).

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 dyclonine/menthol lozenges:

Store dyclonine/menthol lozenges at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Avoid temperatures above 100 degrees F (37 degrees C). Store in original packaging until just before use. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep dyclonine/menthol lozenges out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about dyclonine/menthol lozenges, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Dyclonine/menthol lozenges are 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 dyclonine/menthol lozenges 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 dyclonine/menthol lozenges. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to dyclonine/menthol lozenges. 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 dyclonine/menthol lozenges.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

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