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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2017, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 99) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2017.00018.0

Local anesthetics and topical antiseptics in the treatment of sore throat

Ahmad Shoaib

University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rayat-Bahra University, Mohali, 140104, India

Online published on 22 September, 2017.


Mild to severe sore throat is often associated withe pharyngitis. Lozenges are a traditional treatment of sore throat and reduce discomfort caused by oral inflammation. Amylmetacresol and dichloro-benzylalcohol are topical antiseptics popular Strepsils lozenges. Antibiotics are not recommended for treating sore throat which can be managed by use of local anesthetics as well as topical antiseptics. Present article is an attempt to review the developments in new approach for managing sore throat in clinical conditions.



Sore throat, Pharyngitis, Lozenges, Strepsils, Amylmetacresol.


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