Lozenge & Mouthwash Questions: FAQ

When you need fast-acting, numbing relief for your sore throat pain, use Cepacol® Extra Strength. These lozenges provide the maximum amount of numbing medication you can get without a prescription and work to alleviate sore throat pain. For more powerful relief, try our Cepacol® Instamax® lozenges. They contain two max strength medicines to deliver maximum numbing relief as well as maximum cooling you can feel in seconds to knock out sore throat pain fast.

Q: Why does my throat feel numb after using certain Cepacol® products?
A: 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.

Q: What does the "S" stand for on the Cepacol® lozenges?
A: It is a decorative swirl.

Q: Where can I get MSDS information?
A: Visit www.RBNAinfo.com for more details.

Q: Can you swallow Cepacol® mouthwash?
A: No.

Q: What is cetylpyridinium chloride in Cepacol® mouthwash?
A: Cepacol® Antibacterial ingredient that kills the germs that cause bad breath.

Q: Are Cepacol® sore throat products safe to use for children?

  • The following products are safe with adult supervision for children 5 years or older: Cepacol® Extra Strength Sore Throat Lozenges (Cherry, Honey Lemon & Tangerine) and Cepacol® Instamax® Sore Throat Lozenges (Arctic Cherry & Berry Frost)
  • The following products are safe with adult supervision for children 6 years or older: Cepacol® Extra Strength Sore Throat & Cough Lozenges (Mixed Berry) & Cepacol® Antibacterial Mouthwash

Q: Are Cepacol® products safe for pregnant/breast-feeding women?
A: Please ask a health professional before use.

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