What is Cepastat® used for?
Cepastat® is commonly used for temporarily relieving:
How should I take Cepastat®?
Dissolve a lozenge slowly in mouth.
How do I store Cepastat®?
Cepastat® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Cepastat® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Cepastat® 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 Cepastat® 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 Cepastat®?
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 Cepastat® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Cepastat® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Cepastat®.
What side effects can occur from Cepastat®?
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
- Sore throat is severe, lasts for more than 2 days, occurs with or is followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea or vomiting.
- Sore mouth symptoms last more than 7 days, or irritation, pain or redness continues or worsens.
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.
What drugs may interact with Cepastat®?
Cepastat® 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 Cepastat®?
Cepastat® 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 Cepastat®?
Cepastat® 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.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Cepastat®.
What is the dose of Cepastat® for an adult?
Adults and children 12 years and older: take up to 2 lozenges every 2 hours as needed.
What is the dose of Cepastat® for a child?
Children 6 to under 12 years: take up to 1 lozenge every 2 hours; not more than 18 lozenges in 24 hours.
Children under 6 years: Ask a doctor.
How is Cepastat® available?
Cepastat® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
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 Cepastat®, 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.
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