Amlexanox

Description

Amlexanox is used for the treatment of mouth ulcers called canker sores or aphthous ulcers with or without recurrence. Do not use this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Amlexanox

  • Short-term pain, stinging or burning at the application site
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

Uses of Amlexanox

What is it prescribed for?

  • Aphthous Ulcers
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to amlexanox or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since safety and efficacy have not been clinically established.

Other medicines

Amlexanox may interact with many other medicines and may cause adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with Amlexanox.

Contact mucositis or rash

Discontinue the therapy with this medicine in case of contact mucositis or skin rash.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause undesirable side effects
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop using this medicine without consulting the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine reduces pain and promotes faster healing.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anti-inflammatory agents, Anti-allergic agent

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01025

[Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601017.html

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2002/20511s002lbl.pdf

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/amlexanox

Zuventus Healthcare [Internet]. Zuventus.co.in. 2019 [cited 12 April 2019]. Available from:

http://www.zuventus.co.in/patient_wise_products_selected.aspx?Medi_Id=160

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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Apr 2019

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