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Hexaspray (biclotymol, antiseptic agent)

    Hexaspray is the brand name of a product that contains biclotymol and other ingredients. It has local antimicrobial properties which can treat acute mouth and throat infections.

    Currently, this drug is not available in the Philippines. This information is only for educational purposes.


    What is Hexaspray used for?

    Hexaspray treats local symptomatic treatment of acute oropharyngeal disorders.

    How should I take Hexaspray?

    Read the directions on the packaging for complete information. Check the label and expiration date.

    Steps for using this product:

    1. Blow your nose to remove excess mucus.
    2. Wash your hands thoroughly with mild soap and water.
    3. Gently shake the bottle and remove the cap without touching the nozzle.
    4. Tilt your head forward and press a finger against the side of one nostril.
    5. Insert the nozzle into the open nostril.
    6. Maintain the bottle in an upright position while aiming for the back of the nose.
    7. Press down while breathing normally.
    8. Repeat these steps in the other nostril.
    9. Wash your hands after using this product.

    How do I store Hexaspray?

    Store this product at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.

    There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

    You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

    Precautions & Warnings

    What should I know before using Hexaspray?

    Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

    • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
    • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
    • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

    Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

    Unfortunately, there isn’t enough information about the safety of using this drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking any medication.

    Side Effects

    What side effects can occur from Hexaspray?

    Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

    • Swelling of the lips
    • Hives
    • Rash
    • Erythema
    • Edema
    • Angioedema
    • Cutaneous disorders (rare)

    However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


    What drugs may interact with Hexaspray?

    This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.

    To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

    Does food or alcohol interact with Hexaspray?

    This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

    What health conditions may interact with Hexaspray?

    This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


    The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

    What is the dose for an adult?

    Administer 2 sprays per nostril, 3 times a day. Do not use longer than 5 days.

    What is the dose for a child?

    Children over 30 months old: Give 2 sprays 3 times a day.

    How is Hexaspray available?

    Hexaspray is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

    • Oromucosal spray 0.75 g/30 g

    What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

    In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

    What should I do if I miss a dose?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.


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    Biclotymol https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Biclotymol Accessed July 27, 2021

    Role of biclotymol-based products in the treatment of infectious sore throat https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28925466/ Accessed July 27, 2021

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    Written by Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated Jul 28, 2021
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