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Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops (oral mucous membrane)

Generic Name: menthol topical (oral mucous membrane) (MEN thol TOP ik al (OR al MYOO kus MEM brane))
Brand Name: Cepacol Sore Throat Max Numb, Flanax Cough, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops, Koldets Cough Drops, Luden's Honey Lemon Throat Drops, Medikoff, N Ice, Robitussin Cough Drop Almond Honey, VapoDrops Menthol

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Aug 27, 2018 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

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).

Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops (for use inside the mouth) is used to treat minor sore throat pain, or mouth irritation caused by a canker sore.

Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

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.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops 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:

A menthol lozenge may contain glucose (sugar) or phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you have diabetes or phenylketonuria (PKU).

Do not give this medicine to a baby or young child without a doctor's advice.

How should I use Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

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 Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops 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 Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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 other drugs will affect Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops 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.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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