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Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat+Cough Lozenges Side Effects

Generic Name: benzocaine / dextromethorphan / menthol

Note: This document contains side effect information about benzocaine / dextromethorphan / menthol. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Chloraseptic Total Sore Throat+Cough Lozenges.

Applies to benzocaine/dextromethorphan/menthol: mucous membrane lozenge



Frequency not reported: Angioedema


Rare (less than 0.1%): Fixed-drug eruptions

Frequency not reported: Angioedema[Ref]



Frequency not reported: Contact dermatitis, urticaria


Frequency not reported: Pruritus, rash, urticaria[Ref]



Frequency not reported: Burning, stinging


Frequency not reported: Application site redness/irritation[Ref]



Frequency not reported: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, gastrointestinal disturbance, nausea, upset stomach, vomiting[Ref]



Frequency not reported: Abuse, excitation, insomnia, mental confusion[Ref]

Nervous system


Frequency not reported: Convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness[Ref]



Postmarketing reports: Methemoglobinemia[Ref]



Frequency not reported: Respiratory depression[Ref]



Frequency not reported: Edema[Ref]


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Further information

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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