This information is intended for use by health professionals
Ultra Chloraseptic Anaesthetic Throat Spray
Benzocaine 0.71 % w/v
For full list of excipients, see 6.1
Direct application to the throat by spraying
Clear, colourless to straw coloured liquid
Symptomatic relief of sore throat pain.
Adults and children 13 years and over: Administer 3 sprays (3mg) to the back of the throat. Repeat every 2-3 hours up to a maximum of 8 doses per day.
Children 6-12 years: Use only under adult supervision. Administer 1 spray (1mg) to the back of the throat. Repeat every 2-3 hours up to a maximum of 8 doses per day
This product is contraindicated in children under 6 years.
Method of administration: oromucosal
Hold breath and spray to the back of the throat.
Do not use in a child who is unable to hold their breath whilst spraying.
Before first use, or after prolonged storage, activate the pump by spraying 3 times away from the face into the sink.
Children under 6 years.
Known hypersensitivity to benzocaine or any of the other ingredients.
Do not administer to children under 6 years.
Do not use for more than 3 consecutive days.
Do not spray into eyes.
If sore throat is severe or persistent, or accompanied by fever, headache or nausea consult your doctor.
You should experience temporary numbness in your throat after using the spray. This indicates that the product is working. Avoid eating or drinking as long as the numbness lasts.
Labelling will include the following information:
||Do not use if you have any difficulty in breathing, noisy breathing or severe difficulty in swallowing.Do not use if you have been told that you have a rare blood condition called methaemoglobinaemia.|
Contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.
Animal studies are insufficient with respect to effects on pregnancy and lactation. The potential risk for humans is unknown. Therefore Ultra Chloraseptic spray is not recommended during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Allergic reactions have been reported very occasionally with benzocaine. There have been occasional reports of temporary breathing difficulty, face or mouth swelling.
Methaemoglobinaemia has been reported with benzocaine use.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme: Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Pronounced reversible anaesthesia would be observed. No systemic adverse effects are expected due to the poor systemic absorption and low administered dose of benzocaine.
Treatment of overdose
ATC code: R02AD01
Benzocaine is a local anaesthetic of the ester type. The mode of action is a reversible inhibition of the flux of sodium and potassium ions through the axonal membranes of peripheral pain receptors. As a consequence, the depolarisation and propagation of nerve impulses are inhibited.
The onset of action of benzocaine on mucous membranes is rapid due to the spray delivery of the anaesthetic direct to the site of action, rapid absorption, and the surface analgesic effect. The local anaesthesia induced by benzocaine is temporary but Ultra Chloraseptic spray has not been tested for duration of action.
Benzocaine is absorbed into the mucosal membranes. After systemic absorption, which is negligible, the drug is thought to be metabolised to ethanol and aminobenzoic acid by plasma esterases. Aminobenzoic acid is excreted unchanged or conjugated with glycine to aminohippuric acid in the liver, the metabolites and unchanged benzocaine are excreted in the urine.
No animal data are available on Ultra Chloraseptic spray. Non-clinical studies on benzocaine showed local irritation and sensation, and methaemoglobinaemia at high doses in some species.
Sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Uncoloured, clear or textured Type III glass bottle, containing 15ml of product with a polypropylene/low density polyethylene pump and polypropylene cap.
Amber, clear Type III glass bottle, containing 15ml of product with a polypropylene/polyethylene pump.
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