Best OTC Drugs 2024

Best OTC Choices in Children's Sore Throat Products

Products designed to ease the pain of a sore throat for children may have much the same ingredients as adult formulations. But kids’ versions are more likely to be flavored and to have dosing information directed to younger users.

Here are Money’s picks for the best children’s motion sickness products. The selections were chosen by, using a methodology that combines expert assessment with analysis of online reviews, ratings and other customer data.

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Active Ingredients
Important Points
Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat Benzocaine Menthol
  • Safe in children 5 years and older
  • Available in a lozenge
  • Available in different flavors
Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray Phenol
  • Safe to use in children 3 years and older
  • Sugar-free
  • Available as a spray
Halls Kids Cherry Cough and Sore Throat Pops Menthol
  • Available as a lolipop
  • Safe in children 5 years and older
  • Dye-free
Hyland's 4 Kids Sore Throat Relief Aconitum Napellus Ferrum Phosphoricum Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum Phosphorus Spongia Tosta
  • Homeopathic
  • Safe for children 2 years and older
  • Available as a liquid
  • Dye-free
  • Sugar-free
Little Remedies Sore Throat Pops Pectin
  • Available as a lolipop
  • Safe to use in children 3 years and older
  • Preservative-free
Ricola Herbal Immunity Citrus Gummies Vitamin C Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Ginseng root
  • Available as gummies
  • Safe for children 4 years and older
  • Dye-free
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