Septofort Strong 5 mg. 12 tablets
The active ingredients of this medicine combine antiseptic and disinfecting effect of chlorhexidine with local anesthetic effects of benzocaine.
This drug is used to locally and temporarily relieve the manifestations of mild throat infections, accompanied by a pain-free temperature, such as throat irritation, loss of voice and small, painful sores in the oral cavity.
2. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE STRONG SEPTOFORT
Do not take Septofort Strong:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlorhexidine, benzocaine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Warnings and Precautions
Should not be taken at doses higher than recommended in section 3 (How to take Septofort Strong).
Pay particular attention in the following cases:
if you can not tolerate other local anesthetics, such as para-amino benzoic acid (PABA), parabens or parafenilendiamini (component of hair dye);
if you have serious or major injury to the mouth;
if you have periodontitis (gum disease) since chlorhexidine may increase the amount of tartar.
It is recommended to maintain good oral hygiene, in order to reduce the accumulation of tartar and possible staining of teeth caused by chlorhexidine.
Other medicines and Septofort Strong
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Although not stated in the recommendations for use, this drug should not be taken with other medicines to treat mouth without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
This is particularly important in the following cases:
other antiseptics for mouth or throat;
cholinesterase inhibitors (drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease);
sulfonamides (used to treat infections).
Anionic compounds and suspending agents, common constituents of toothpastes reduce the effectiveness of chlorhexidine and, therefore, the mouth should be rinsed well after use of the toothpaste.
Interactions with diagnostic tests
This drug can be reacted with the test for testing the function of the pancreas using bentiromid. Do not take this medicine for at least three days prior to the survey and tell your doctor.
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WOMEN
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant before you start taking this medicine. Taking drugs during pregnancy can be dangerous for the embryo or fetus and should be under the supervision of your doctor.
Use in persons over 65 years:
Elderly and debilitated patients may be more sensitive to benzocaine.
Use in children:
This drug should not be used in children under 6 years old without consulting a doctor. Children and the elderly and debilitated patients may be more sensitive to benzocaine.
Driving and using machines
No case of interference with the ability to drive and use machines.
3. HOW TO TAKE STRONG SEPTOFORT
Follow the instructions for use of Septofort Strong, unless your doctor has told you otherwise. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you think that the effect of Septofort Strong is too strong or too weak.
This medicine is for oropharyngeal application so lozenges should be dissolved slowly in the mouth without chewing or swallowing because the effect is local and the action will occur only in direct contact with the affected area.
The usual dose is:
Adults and children over 6 years:
A lozenge every 2 or 3 hours, left to dissolve slowly in the mouth.
Do not take more than 8 lozenges 24 hours (1 day).
Allow the lozenge to dissolve slowly in the mouth without being chewed or swallowed.
If you notice that your symptoms worsen or last more than two days after starting treatment or are accompanied by fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
If you take more than the amount Septofort Strong
If you take more than you should immediately consult your doctor, pharmacist or call the hospital and enter the drug and quantity that you take.
Signs of overdose occur as follows: slurred speech, drowsiness and unsteady gait, blurred vision or double vision, dizziness, irritability or seizures, tinnitus, increased sweating. It is possible lowering of blood pressure.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Septofort Strong can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
May appear staining of the teeth. Spots or pigmentation may be more pronounced in individuals with tartar. The coloring of teeth is not permanent and can be removed with cleaners of the oral cavity. It can also occur colored fillings and in this case it may be permanent.
May and taste changes.
In some cases Septofort Strong can cause irritation of the mouth or the tip of the tongue, which are usually temporary, and allergic reactions to chlorhexidine or benzocaine.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE SEPTOFORT STRONG
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not store above 30 ° C.
Do not use Septofort Strong after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of the packaging and unnecessary medicines. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Septofort Strong
Each lozenge contains:
The active ingredients are: chlorhexidine dihydrochloride 5 mg, benzocaine 5 mg.
The other ingredients are mannitol (E-421), microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, magnesium stearate, sodium cyclamate, sodium saccharin, menthol flavor and orange flavor.
Strong Septofort looks like and contents of the pack
Lozenges with orange flavor, yellowish-white, round, beveled and scored on one side. Each pack contains 12 or 24 lozenges and package information for the patient.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.