This treatment is a local anaesthetic which is designed to numb the throat area when you have symptoms of a sore throat. The cherry flavour takes away any sour taste, soothing and cooling the throat.
Use this medicine when you are suffering from the symptoms of a sore throat, it is easy to fit in your pocket or bag and will give instant relief.
Ultra chloraseptic throat spray contains the active ingredient benzocaine, which is a type of medicine called a local anaesthetic.
Local anaesthetics numb the area they’re applied to. They work by temporarily stopping pain signals from building up and travelling along the nerves to the brain. This relieves pain in the affected area. This therefore numbs your throat pain until it is healthy again.
You can buy certain pack sizes and doses over the counter in the UK. You don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, but a pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
Sore throats are usually caused by viruses (like cold of flu) and can also be caused from smoking. They are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves in a week.
The symptoms are similar for children, but children can also get a temperature and appear less active.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this throat spray. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience them. Some common side effects are listed below:
Before you use the spray for the first time you should press the pump down three times to activate it. Point the spray away from your face while you do this.
Adults and children over 12 years of age should take 3 sprays to the back of the throat every two or three hours as needed. Do not use more than 8 times in 24 hours.
For children aged 6 to 12 years, have one spray to the back of the throat every two or three hours as needed. Do not use more than 8 times in 24 hours.
Keep ultra chloraseptic in a cool and dry place, do not store above 25 degrees. Keep out of the sight and reach of children, make sure that children are supervised when taking this medicine.
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