Generic Name: Luden's Topical Cough Suppressant Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Luden ® topical cough suppressant used for?

Luden ® topical cough suppressant is commonly used for temporarily relieves: occasional minor irritation, pain, sore mouth, and sore throat

How should I take Luden ® topical cough suppressant?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not swallow the menthol lozenge whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing.

Use a new lozenge every 2 hours or as needed.

How do I store Luden ® topical cough suppressant?

Luden ® topical cough suppressant is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Luden ® topical cough suppressant in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Luden ® topical cough suppressant that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Luden ® topical cough suppressant down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Luden ® topical cough suppressant?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Luden ® topical cough suppressant or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Sore throat warning: if sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. These may be serious.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • Sore mouth does not improve in 7 days
  • Irritation, pain or redness lasts or worsens

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Luden ® topical cough suppressant during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Luden ® topical cough suppressant.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Luden ® topical cough suppressant?

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.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Luden ® topical cough suppressant?

Luden ® topical cough suppressant may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Luden ® topical cough suppressant?

Luden ® topical cough suppressant may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Luden ® topical cough suppressant?

Luden ® topical cough suppressant may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Luden ® topical cough suppressant.

What is the dose of Luden ® topical cough suppressant for an adult?

Allow drop to dissolve slowly in mouth.

Repeat as necessary every 2 hours, or as directed by doctor.

What is the dose of Luden ® topical cough suppressant for a child?

Children 3 years of age and older: allow drop to dissolve slowly in mouth. Repeat as necessary every 2 hours, or as directed by doctor.

Children under 3 years of age: ask a doctor.

How is Luden ® topical cough suppressant available?

Luden ® topical cough suppressant is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Lozenges

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Luden ® topical cough suppressant, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 2, 2017 | Last Modified: September 2, 2017