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Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops (oral mucous membrane)

Generic name: menthol lozenge (oral mucous membrane) [ MEN-thol-TOP-ik-al ]
Brand names: Cepacol Sore Throat Max Numb, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops, Koldets Cough Drops, Luden's Honey Lemon Throat Drops, Medikoff, ... show all 8 brands
Drug class: Topical rubefacient

Medically reviewed by on Oct 12, 2023. Written by Cerner Multum.

What is Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops (for use inside the mouth) is used to provide temporary relief from cough associated with a cold, minor irritation or sore throat in adults and children at least 5 years old.

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

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.


Follow all directions on the label and package. Use exactly as directed.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops if you are allergic to menthol.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have ever had:

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.

How should I use Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Allow the Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops to dissolve in your mouth without chewing.

Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops may be used once every 2 hours as needed.

Your dose needs may change if you switch to a different brand, strength, or form of this medicine. Avoid medication errors by using exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

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?

Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops is used when needed. If you are on a dosing schedule, skip any missed dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

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 using Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

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

What other drugs will affect Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops?

Other drugs may affect Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.

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.