Hexaspray

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Uses

What is Hexaspray® (biclotymol) used for?

Hexaspray® is commonly used for local symptomatic treatment of acute oropharyngeal disorders.

How should I take Hexaspray® (biclotymol)?

To use this drug, you should:

  • Shake before each use.
  • To spray, simply rotate the rod tip a quarter turn.
  • Spray holding the bottle upright.
  • After rotating the tip, press thereof directing the spray at the bottom of your throat.
  • Keep Hexaspray® vertically.

How do I store Hexaspray® (biclotymol)?

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

This drug is contraindicated in case of:

  • Children under 30 months (risk of laryngospasm)
  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance or any excipients

Prolonged use (more than 5 days) is not desirable because it is likely to alter the natural microbial balance of the throat.

Simultaneous or sequential use of antiseptics should be avoided due to possible interference (antagonism, inactivation).

In case of occurrence of fever, sputum (phlegm) purulent, a difficulty swallowing food as in case of worsening or no improvement after 5 days, consult your doctor.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Hexaspray® (biclotymol)?

These following side effects may occur while using Hexaspray®:

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 Hexaspray® (biclotymol)?

Hexaspray® 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 Hexaspray® (biclotymol)?

Hexaspray® 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 Hexaspray® (biclotymol)?

Hexaspray® 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 Hexaspray® (biclotymol).

What is the dose of Hexaspray® (biclotymol) for an adult?

Spray 2 sprays of Hexaspray® for each time, 3 times a day. Do not exceed 5 days of treatment.

What is the dose of Hexaspray® (biclotymol) for a child?

Children over 30 months

The recommended dose is 2 sprays 3 times daily.

How is Hexaspray® (biclotymol) available?

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

  • Hexaspray® oromucosal spray 0.75 g

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 Hexaspray®, 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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