Sucrets (Cold Remedies)

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Generic Name: Sucrets (Cold Remedies) Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Sucrets® used for?

Sucrets® is commonly used temporarily relieving cough and minor pain or irritation of the mouth or throat.

How should I take Sucrets®?

Dissolve 1 lozenge slowly in your mouth as directed on the package labeling or by your doctor.

Sucrets may be repeated every 2 hours as needed or as directed by your doctor.

How do I store Sucrets®?

Sucrets® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Sucrets® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Sucrets® 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 Sucrets® 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 Sucrets®?

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 Sucrets® or other Sucrets® s.
  • 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 by fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • Cough that lasts or is chronic such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema
  • Cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus)

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Sucrets®?

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Sore mouth symptoms do not improve in 7 days.
  • Irritation, pain or redness persists or worsens.
  • Swelling, rash or fever develops.
  • Cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with a fever or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

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 Sucrets®?

Sucrets® 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 Sucrets®?

Sucrets® 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 Sucrets®?

Sucrets® 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 Sucrets®.

What is the dose of Sucrets®  for an adult?

Dissolve 1 lozenge slowly in the mouth. May be repeated every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor or dentist.

What is the dose of Sucrets®  for a child?

Children 4 years of age and older: Dissolve 1 lozenge slowly in the mouth. May be repeated every 2 hours as needed or as directed by a doctor or dentist.

Children under 4 years of age: consult a doctor or dentist.

How is Sucrets® available?

Sucrets® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Sucrets 18 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 Sucrets®, 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: June 24, 2017 | Last Modified: June 24, 2017

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