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Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief (benzocaine / menthol topical).

Moderate

Benzocaine (applies to Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief) methemoglobinemia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: G-6-PD Deficiency

Rarely, benzocaine has induced methemoglobinemia resulting in respiratory distress and cyanosis. Therapy with benzocaine should be administered cautiously to patients with or predisposed to methemoglobinemia. If life-threatening or severe methemoglobinemia develops, methylene blue infused at a dosage of 1 to 2 mg/kg body weight will rapidly reverse or improve the condition except in G-6-PD-deficient patients.

References

  1. "Product Information. Americaine (benzocaine topical)." Novartis Consumer Health (2001):
  2. "Product Information. Americaine Otic (benzocaine otic)." Medeva Pharmaceuticals (2001):

Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief drug interactions

There are 41 drug interactions with Cepacol Sore Throat with Pain Relief (benzocaine / menthol topical).


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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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