Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® is a pharmacy-only, over-the-counter drug which can be used for sore throats and swallowing difficulties in the context of an infection of the oropharynx. The throat tablets have an anesthetic effect and also relieve symptoms such as tingling, scratching or burning in the throat. The additional antibacterial effect can support the body's own immune system in fighting the infection and thus lead to faster healing.
Indications for Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ®
Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® are used for infections of the mouth and throat. Above all, they play a role in so-called symptomatic therapy, which means that they do not adequately combat the cause of the inflammation, for example viruses or bacteria, but only alleviate the current symptoms and relieve the patient. Possible clinical pictures for which dorithricin can be used are, for example, sore throat and difficulty swallowing, inflammation of the tonsils or throat, and laryngitis. In the early stages of an infectious inflammation of the mouth and throat, dorithricin can provide rapid relief and support the natural immune system in fighting it. With additional symptomatic therapy such as tea and bed rest, most sore throats can be managed without further therapy. However, if the infection is more advanced and accompanied by other severe symptoms such as fever and nausea, other drugs such as Antibiotics may be needed. In any case, sore throat and swallowing problems that persist for several days and cannot be alleviated should be clarified by a doctor. A doctor should also be consulted promptly if the general condition deteriorates suddenly.
How do Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® work?
The active ingredient of Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® are Tyrothricin, Benzalkonium chloride and Benzocaine. They work on three different mechanisms of action: in addition to relieving sore throats, dorithricin also has a supporting antibacterial and cleansing effect in the mouth and throat. The active substance Tyrothricin is one of the so-called polypeptide antibiotics and has an antibacterial effect locally in the mouth and throat.In contrast to antibiotics, which are swallowed in tablet form and absorbed in the stomach, tyrothricin has a strictly local effect and thus does not lead to the typical side effects such as Gastrointestinal complaints. Benzalkonium chloride has an antiseptic effect and thus prevents bacteria from growing and disinfects the mouth and throat to a certain extent. Benzocaine however, it is a so-called local anesthetic. Its task is to numb the mouth and throat and thus relieve the patient of his sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Similar to the syringe before dental treatment, this is achieved by manipulating the ion channels on the mucous membrane.
What are the side effects of Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ®?
As with any medication, side effects can occur with Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ®. In rare cases (1-10 out of 10,000 people treated), hypersensitivity to the individual active ingredients and carriers may occur. So far, data are only available for the breakdown products of benzocaine and for the mint oil used as a carrier. Hypersensitivity reactions (allergies) can manifest themselves in many ways. Skin rashes and itching or gastrointestinal discomfort may occur. In the worst case, a so-called anaphylactic shock with shortness of breath that requires emergency medical attention. However, this is only the case if the allergy is extreme, and in most cases only a fleeting rash occurs. If you suddenly feel unwell after taking the lozenges, it is always advisable to stop taking the tablets and seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Which drugs can Dorithricin ® interact with?
Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® are currently not known to interact with other drugs. Nevertheless, you should inform the doctor or pharmacist of the current medication with every new drug.
Can you take Dorithricin ® together with an antibiotic?
Most infections of the mouth and throat heal on their own without taking an antibiotic. This is also due to the fact that a large number of infections are mediated by viruses that do not respond to antibiotics, as these are only directed against bacterial infections. However, in some cases, such as purulent tonsillitis, a prescription of an antibiotic may be necessary. This is usually done by the family doctor or ENT doctor after a thorough examination. This ultimately also decides whether additional symptomatic therapy with dorithricin is appropriate and helpful. In principle, taking an antibiotic is not a contraindication to Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ®, but the attending physician should be asked for advice in any case. If necessary, he or she will recommend another preparation, with which he can e.g. has had better experience.
Are there any contraindications for Dorithricin ®?
Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® must not be taken if there is a known hypersensitivity to the active ingredients Tyrothricin, Benzalkonium chloride or Benzocaine is known. If you have had an allergic reaction to the pain injection at the dentist in the past, this is an indication of hypersensitivity to local anesthetics, which include benzocaine. The same applies to the other carrier substances of the drug, namely:
- Sucrose stearate type III,
- Saccharin Sodium 2H2O,
- Mint oil,
- Povidone (K 25) and
- Carmellose sodium.
You should also refrain from taking Dorithricin ® tablets if there are open wounds in the mouth and throat.
Dorithricin and alcohol - are they compatible?
The consumption of alcohol is generally not recommended for infections of the mouth and throat, as it can disrupt the natural self-healing of the body and weaken the immune system.
The manufacturer of Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® does not explicitly warn against the simultaneous use of its drug and alcohol. There are also no known interactions. However, alcohol consumption is not recommended for the reasons mentioned above.
Use of Dorithricin ® during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® have so far not provided any indications of harm to the unborn or newborn child. However, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, every new drug should only be taken after consulting the attending physician!
Is Dorithricin ® also suitable for children?
Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® are also approved for children, but it must be ensured that the children can properly suck the tablets in their mouths. Since this ability is not present in infants and young children, the use of the drug is prohibited for children under 24 months of age.
Can there be interactions with the pill?
Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® contain the active ingredient tyrothricin - this is an antibiotic. Many antibiotics impair the function of the gastrointestinal tract and can thus reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill and thus no longer offer reliable protection against pregnancy. In the case of Dorithricin ®, on the other hand, the antibiotic active ingredient through the lozenge acts strictly locally in the mouth and throat and thus has no systemic influence - and thus also not on the gastrointestinal tract and the effect of the pill. However, it should be noted that infections of the mouth and throat and hypersensitivity to the drug can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea and nausea. In these cases, the absorption of the active ingredients of the contraceptive pill cannot be guaranteed and other contraceptive products such as condoms should be used.
What is the recommended dosage of Dorithricin ®?
The recommended dosage of the manufacturer of Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® is to slowly suck 1-2 tablets several times a day (every 2-3 hours) as required. The recommendation of the doctor or pharmacist who recommended the drug to you takes priority. The tablets should also be taken one day after the symptoms have subsided.
What does Dorithricin ® cost?
Dorithricin throat tablets Classic ® are made by the company Medice and can only be purchased as a pharmacy-only drug in (mail order) pharmacies. Various pack sizes are available. 20 tablets cost about 5-7 euros.
Which drugs can you take as an alternative to Dorithricin ®?
There are numerous alternatives to Dorithricin Throat Tablets Classic ® to alleviate the symptoms of infections of the mouth and throat, especially sore throats. Just going to the kitchen at home presents a variety of helpful home remedies for a sore throat. This includes, for example, sage tea, which can not only be drunk but also gargled and can help with its antibacterial and pain-relieving effect. Gargling also works with salt water.
For more home remedies for a sore throat, read on too "Home remedies for a sore throat".
There are also numerous medicines that have an effect similar to Dorithricin ®. Examples would be Lemocin ®, Dolo-Dobendan ® or neo-angin ®. It is best to seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist, who will be able to recommend the right medicine for you depending on the symptoms.