Proper Use

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Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of this medicine, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than directed. To do so may increase the chance of absorption into the body and the risk of side effects.

This medicine should be used only for problems being treated by your doctor or conditions listed in the package directions. Check with your doctor before using it for other problems, especially if you think that an infection may be present.

Be careful not to get any of this medicine in your eyes because it can cause severe eye irritation. If any of the medicine does get in your eyes, wash it with water and check with your doctor right away. Also, be very careful not to inhale (breathe in) the medicine.

To use:

  • Apply or spray to the affected area.
  • Remain in place for at least 15 seconds, then spit the medicine out of your mouth.

Do not use this medicine for more than 2 days without checking first with your doctor.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oromucosal dosage form (spray):
    • For sore throat or mouth pain:
      • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—Spray 5 times to the affected area every 2 hours.
      • Children 3 to 12 years of age—Spray 3 times to the affected area every 2 hours.
      • Children younger than 3 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.