Amylmetacresol - drug information

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Amylmetacresol - drug information
Amylmetacresol - drug information

Amylmetacresol is an antiseptic drug that is commonly used to relieve symptoms of pain and burning in the throat due to infection. This drug is often found in combination with other antiseptics, such as dichlorobenzyl alcohol

Amylmetacresol works by killing bacteria or viruses that cause infection by changing the acid-base level in the mouth and throat. This medication is available in the form of lozenges or lozenges that are sold over-the-counter at pharmacies or supermarkets.

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What is Amylmetacresol

Class OTC drugs
Categories Antiseptic
Benefits Relieve sore throat
Used by Adults and children
Amylmetacresol for pregnant and lactating women Category N: Not categorized yet.

It is not yet known whether amymetacresol can be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, it is recommended to consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Medicine form Lozenges

Warning Before Taking Amylmetacresol

Here are things you need to pay attention to before taking amylmetacresol:

  • Do not take amylmetacresol if you are allergic to this drug.
  • Consult your doctor about using amylmetacresol if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor about using amylmetacresol if you are taking other medications, supplements, or herbal products.
  • Consult your doctor if sore throat symptoms do not subside or persist after 3 days of taking amylmetacresol.
  • Do not give amylmetacresol to children under 6 years of age.
  • Consult your doctor about using amylmetacresol if you have fructose intolerance, impaired glucose and galactose absorption, or sucrase isom altase deficiency.
  • See your doctor immediately if you have an allergic reaction or overdose after taking amylmetacresol.

Amylmetacresol Dosage and Instructions

The dose of amylmetacresol is different for each patient. In general, the dosage of amylmetacresol to treat sore throat is as follows:

  • Adult: 1 lozenges, every 2-3 hours. The maximum dose is 8 lozenges per day.
  • Children aged 5–12 years: 1 lozenges, every 2–3 hours. The maximum dose is 4 lozenges per day.

How to Take Amylmetacresol Correctly

Read the instructions for use listed on the amylmetacresol package. If you have any doubts or have certain medical conditions, consult your doctor to get the right dose and duration of treatment.

Amylmetacresol can be taken before or after meals, every 2-3 hours. Consume amylmetacresol by sucking it slowly until it dissolves in the mouth.

While undergoing treatment with amylmetacresol, you are advised not to eat spicy foods, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, nuts, and chips because they can increase the risk of irritation of the mouth and throat.

Try to take amylmetacresol at the same time every day for maximum treatment. Do not double the dose of amylmetacresol to make up for the missed dose.

Store amylmetacresol at room temperature and place in a closed container. Keep out of direct sunlight and keep out of reach of children.

Amylmetacresol Interaction with Other Drugs

It is not yet known what effect can occur if amylmetacresol is used together with other drugs. To prevent drug interactions, consult your doctor if you are taking certain medications before taking amylmetcresol.

Amylmetacresol Side Effects and Dangers

A side effect that can occur after taking amylmetcresol is itching in the mouth or throat. Check with your doctor if these side effects don't go away or get worse.

See your doctor immediately if you experience any serious allergic reactions or side effects after taking amylmetacresol, such as:

  • Glossdynia or burning sensation in the mouth and tongue
  • Tongueache
  • Swollen tongue
  • Red tongue
  • Tongue with plaque or thick feeling
  • Scald tongue