Cepacol Antibacterial is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) benzyl alcohol + cetylpyridinium. On this page you will find out more about Cepacol Antibacterial, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: benzyl alcohol + cetylpyridinium
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cepacol Antibacterial Honey and Lemon lozenge, 2
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What this medicine is for
For temporary symptomatic relief and topical antibacterial effects in minor sore throats and in minor mouth infections and for the relief of throat irritations and tickling due to dust, allergy, smoke or excessive use of the voice.
Table of characteristics
Hard yellow round lozenge with a slight concave surface.
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|Route of administration||Oral|
16 lozenges per carton (2 x 8 blister platforms): Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
2 lozenge pack: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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