Cantalene tablet to suck Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

CANTALENE, lozenge, box of 24
83 / 100

Generic drug of the Therapeutic class: Otorhinolaryngology
active principles: Lysozyme ,Chlorhexidine ,Tetracaine

what is Cantalene medication used for and indication?

This medication is indicated for mild sore throat without fever, canker sores and small mouth sores in adults and children over 6 years old.

NB: given the general clinical signs of bacterial infection, general antibiotic therapy should be considered.

Presentation (s) available for Cantalene

PVC-Aluminum blister pack (s) of 24 tablet (s)

Pharmaceutical class not communicated
Active substance (s) for one tablet: chlorhexidine (acetate) (2 mg), lysozyme (hydrochloride) (20 mg), tetracaine (hydrochloride) (0.20 mg)
General medicine no
Pharmaceutical form tablet to suck
Route (s) of administration oral route other
Selling price unregulated price
Social security reimbursement rate 0%
Laboratory (s) Cantalene manufacturer (s)
Conditions of issue available without prescription

Cantalene Dosage

Reserved for adults and children over 6 years old.

Adult and child over 15:

  • 1 tablet to be sucked 6 times per 24 hours.
  • catches should be spaced at least 2 hours apart.

Child from 6 to 15 years old:

  • 1 tablet to suck 3 times per 24 hours.
  • catches should be spaced at least 4 hours apart.

Cantalene Contraindications

Never take CANTALENE, tablet to suck:

  • in children under 6 years old,
  • if you are allergic to local anesthetics, chlorhexidine or the other ingredients of this medicine,
  • in cases of phenylketonuria (hereditary disease detected at birth), due to the presence of aspartame.


How To Take Cantalene ?

Route of administration

  • Oral route.
  • Slowly suck on the tablets without chewing them.

Duration of treatment

  • The duration of use is limited to 5 days
  • If symptoms persist for more than 5 days, consult your doctor.

how does Cantalene work?

  • Lysozyme : substance normally present in the body.
  • Tetracaine hydrochloride : absorption through the mucous membranes is rapid, the local anesthetic effect lasts about 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Chlorhexidine is a broad spectrum local antiseptic belonging to the biguanide class.
  • Metabolization takes place mainly in the liver. Elimination is mainly urinary.

How To Store Cantalene ?

  • Keep this medication out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and / or blister after EXP.
  • The expiration date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Store away from light and moisture
  • Do not throw away any medicines via a wastewater treatment plant or with household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away the medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Cantalene Side Effects

Like all medicines, CANTALENE, lozenge can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The following effects may occur:

  • Rashes (allergic reactions on the skin): in this case, stop the treatment,
  • Possibility of temporary numbness of the tongue,
  • In the event of a false route (cough during a meal with the impression of “swallowing askew”) it is advisable to interrupt the treatment and seek the advice of a doctor.
  • Brown coloring of the tongue; it is harmless and goes away when treatment is stopped.
  • Staining of the teeth can also occur; it can be easily prevented by daily brushing.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, or if any side effects get serious, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Cantalene Interactions

Interactions of Cantalene with other drugs

  • This medicine contains a local anesthetic (tetracaine hydrochloride) and chlorhexidine (antiseptic). Other medicines contain it. Do not combine them, so as not to exceed the maximum recommended doses.
  • Do not use several medicines containing an antiseptic at the same time.
  • If you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, talk to your pharmacist.

Interactions of Cantalene with food and drink

  • The lozenges should not be taken before meals or before taking a drink.

Effects on ability to Drive and use machines

No effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been observed.

Warnings and Precautions

Precautions for use of Cantalene

  • The anesthesia caused by this drug in the throat can promote false routes (cough during a meal with the impression of “swallowing askew”) when swallowing food. It is therefore imperative:
    • only use this medication with caution in children under 12 years old,
    • not to use this medication before meals or before taking a drink.
  • Prolonged use (more than 5 days) of this medication is undesirable because it can modify the natural microbial balance of the mouth, throat.
  • Sore throat: in the event of fever, purulent sputum (sputum), discomfort when swallowing food, such as worsening or no improvement after 5 days: CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.
  • Canker sores, small mouth sores: in case of extensive lesions, lesions extensions, fever appear: CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
  • The use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome or sucrase / isomaltase deficiency (rare hereditary diseases).
  • This medication contains 0.93 g of sucrose per tablet, which must be taken into account in the daily ration in the event of a low-sugar diet or in the event of diabetes.




  • There are no reliable data on teratogenesis in animals.
  • Clinically, no particular malformative or foetotoxic effect has appeared to date. However, the monitoring of pregnancies exposed to this drug is insufficient to exclude any risk.
  • Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is best not to use this drug during pregnancy.

Feeding with milk

  • The use of this medication should be avoided if breast-feeding.

What happens if I overdose from Cantalene ?

Possibility of neurological and cardiovascular repercussions in the event of overconsumption.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take CANTALENE, tablet to suck

  • Not applicable.
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What happens if you stop taking Cantalene ?

If you stop taking CANTALENE, tablet to suck

  • Not applicable.
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If you have further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What is  Forms and Composition ?

Appearance and shape

  • Tablet to suck
  • 24 tablets in blister packs (PVC / Aluminum).


Active ingredient Tablet to suck
Lysozyme 20 mg * *
Chlorhexidine 2 mg *
Tetracaine 0.2 mg *

* per unit dose

Active ingredients: Lysozyme ,Chlorhexidine ,Tetracaine

Excipients with known effects 

  • Aspartame

Other excipients: Vanillin, Colloidal anhydrous silica, Magnesium stearate, Strawberry flavor: Ethyl ester of acetic acid, Ethyl ester of butyric acid, Ethyl ester of valerian acid, Maltol, Ethylmaltol, Gamma undecalactone, Vanillin, Gum arabic, Maltodextrin, Alveo-sugar with 2.5% maltodextrin: Sucrose, Maltodextrin


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Special warnings:

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