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Altaseptic



USES: This medication is an anesthetic which numbs the area it has been applied to. This spray is used in the mouth to numb the mouth or throat.

 
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Altaseptic

Uses
This medication is an anesthetic which numbs the area it has been applied to. This spray is used in the mouth to numb the mouth or throat.
Notes
  • It takes only 1 to 2 minutes for the numbing effect of this medication to occur and it lasts for 10 to 15 minutes.

Storage
  • Store spray at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and open flames.
  • Because the contents of the canister are under pressure, do not puncture or burn this.
  • Keep out of reach of children.


How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is sprayed in the mouth as directed.
  • To use, shake the container gently.
  • Open your mouth wide and point the spray nozzle at the site to be numbed.
  • Depress the nozzle to spray the medication.
  • This medication is for use on the mouth surface.
  • Do not swallow or inhale this.
  • Avoid spraying near eyes.
  • Avoid eating or chewing gum for at least 1 hour after use.
  • The risk of choking or biting the tongue or cheek is greater when the mouth, tongue or throat are numb.

Side Effects
  • This medication is generally well tolerated.
  • Minor burning or stinging may occur upon application.
  • If this persists or the area becomes red or swollen, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience irregular heartbeat, difficult breathing, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, vision changes, nausea, twitching or tremors while using this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing liver disease, heart disease or any allergies especially to anesthetics.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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