hexylresorcinol (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Sucrets Original Formula Sore Throat
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

lozenge

  • 2.4 mg

Pharyngitis

Indicated for temporary relief following occasional mouth and throat symptoms including minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat

Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly in mouth; may be repeat q2hr PRN

Not to exceed 10 lozenges/day

Dosage Forms & Strengths

lozenge

  • 2.4 mg

Pharyngitis

Indicated for temporary relief following occasional mouth and throat symptoms including minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat

<6 years: Safety and efficacy not established (lozenge may be a choking hazard)

>6 years: Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly in mouth; may be repeat q2hr PRN

Not to exceed 10 lozenges/day

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Lozenges considered a choking hazard in young children

Advise patients to discontinue and seek medical advice if sore throat is severe, lasts for >2 days, occurs with or is followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting

Advise patients to discontinue and seek medical advice if sore mouth symptoms last more than 7 days, or irritation, pain, or redness continues or worsens

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Elicits local anesthetic effect

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