1. Cepacol Extra Strength

1. What should I consider as a diabetic ?
Cepacol Extra Strength is available in 3 Sucrose Free flavours: Honey & Lemon, Cherry & Orange.  Please consult your doctor or a pharmacists before taking Cepacol.

2. Is Cepacol Extra Strength anesthetic ?
Yes. Cepacol Extra Strength contains Benzocaine with menthol the formula works as a local anesthetic to numb the throat and relieve pain.

3. Can I use Cepacol® products while taking other medications?
It is always a good idea to consult with a doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other medications with Cepacol® products.

4. Why does my throat feel numb after using certain Cepacol® products?
The action of Benzocaine in Cepacol® Lozenges works on the nerve receptors in your throat so they are temporarily unable to register sensations of pain, which is why your throat feels numb. Numbing action is a fast and effective way to relieve sore throat pain

2. Cepacol Sensations ?

1. What is the calorie content of Cepacol Sensations Sucrose Free Strawberry  & Sucrose Free Lemon lozenges?
The caloric content of Cepacol Sensations Sucrose Free Strawberry & Sucrose Free Lemon is approximately 6 calories/lozenges (25.5 KJ)

2. What should I consider as a diabetic ?
If you are a diabetic, you should consider one of the Cepacol Sensation Sucrose Free flavours: Strawberry & Lemon. However, as with all sucrose free products, they may provide a laxative effect; attention should be paid to the usage instructions.

3. What is the sodium content of Cepacol Sensations Sucrose Free lozenges?
Cepacol Sensation Sucrose Free lozenges contain 2g of sodium saccharin per lozenge. The sodium content is 91mg per lozenges.

4. Is Cepacol Sensations anesthetic ?
Cepacol Sensations n has no local anesthetic effect. The ingredients dichlorobenzylalcohol (DCBA) and Amylmetacresol (AMC) have an antibacterial effect. They fight bacteria in the oral mucosa inflammation, yeasts, fungi, and certain viruses in the mouth.

5. Do Cepacol Sensations contain gluten?
The glucose syrups used to produce Cepacol Sensations are gluten free. However no assessment has been made on the actual level of gluten in the finished product. The Commission Regulation 41/2009 concerning the harmonization of conditions for labelling related to the absence of gluten in food and control of the terms "gluten-free" and "very low gluten" states that the term "gluten free" can only be used for finished products, PARNUTS (Food for Particular Nutritional Uses Regulations) food or normal foods with a level of gluten below 20 mg/kg.

6. Is there a link between over-the-counter (OTC) medication containing antiseptics, such as lozenges, and antimicrobial resistance?
To date, in spite of widespread usage of Cepacol Sensations, no reports have highlighted any adverse effects of Cepacol Sensations on the normal protective bacterial floria of the throat. Moreover a clinical study of Cepacol Sensations in patients found no adverse effects on the microflora of the throat. It is therefore unlikely that short-term use of Cepacol Sensations for symptomatic throat infections will have a significant effect on antimicrobial resistance.

3. General Cepacol

1. What are the benefits of the lozenges dose format?
Lozenges are portable, easy to take, and can include a pre-measured quantity of the active ingredient. By sucking a lozenge, the salivary glands are stimulated to provide a flow of saliva which acts as a demulcent and further lubricates and soothes a sore throat.

2. Do products in the Cepacol range contain nuts or nut oils?
No product in the Cepacol range intestinally contains nut or nut oils. If any nut or nut oil was present, it would be due to contamination of an incoming raw material. Currently we do not ask our suppliers to guarantee that raw materials are free from nut and nut oil.

3. What is the difference between an antiseptic and an antibacterial agent?
Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances that either kill or inhibit the growth of microbes, usually at the surface of the body, helping to fight infection and sepsis. Antibacterial agents are antiseptics that are effective against bacteria. Antibacterial agents are not usually effective against viruses. Of note, there is substantial variability in the ability of different antiseptic and antibacterial agents to kill or inhibit different microbes.