Benzydamine

Description

Benzydamine is a painkiller medicine containing Benzydamine. This medicine is used to relieve pain and swelling associated with conditions of the mouth and throat such as sore throat, mouth ulcers, pain after dental surgery, sore tongue or gums, radiation therapy-induced dry mouth or mouth sores, etc. Benzydamine works by inhibiting the production of certain substances in your body that cause pain and swelling. Benzydamine may rarely cause side effects. If present, it causes numbness in the mouth, throat irritation, nausea and vomiting. Consult your doctor if these side effects disturb you or persist for a longer period. Avoid using this mouthwash if you are allergic to it. Benzydamine should be used as instructed by your doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose of this medicine. Benzydamine should be diluted before using it. Follow all the instructions given in the leaflet before using this medicine. Benzydamine is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Benzydamine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Benzydamine

  • Numbness of mouth
  • Stinging feeling in mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Irritation of throat

Uses of Benzydamine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mouth and throat conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for Benzydamine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The duration for which Benzydamine remains active in your 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 for Benzydamine.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    It is not known whether Benzydamine may cause harm to the developing foetus. Hence inform your doctor if you are pregnant before you start using it.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Benzydamine passes into breastmilk. Hence contact your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Do not use Benzydamine if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical help if you experience moderate to severe allergic reactions like redness, hives (itchy, painful eruptions that sting), breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

It is not known whether Benzydamine may cause harm to the developing foetus. Hence inform your doctor if you are pregnant before you start using it.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Benzydamine passes into breastmilk. Hence contact your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Allergy

Avoid using Benzydamine if you experience any allergic reactions or irritation and inform your doctor as soon as possible.

External use only

Benzydamine is for external use only. Hence avoid contact with your eyes, ears and nose.

Other medicines

Benzydamine 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 before using this medicine.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe Benzydamine 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 your doctor in such cases.

Use in children

Benzydamine is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age as the safety and efficacy data is not established.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose of Benzydamine as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Benzydamine.
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.
Benzydamine is used for relieving pain and swelling associated with mouth and throat problems. Use this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Benzydamine should be diluted with a small amount of water before consuming. Do not use in larger amounts than prescribed. Benzydamine is not intended for swallowing. Hence rinse/gargle your mouth with Benzydamine and spit it out. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Benzydamine is an external preparation. Hence avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact, rinse your eyes thoroughly with water.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Benzydamine works by inhibiting the production of certain substances in your body that cause pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Mouth and throat products, Topical analgesics

Schedule

OTC

Coolora Mouthwash - Sore Throat Medicine with Benzydamine [Internet]. ICPA Health Products Ltd. 2018 [cited 21 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.icpahealth.com/product/coolora/

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

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/par/documents/websiteresources/con854969.pdf

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

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

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

https://pdf.hres.ca/dpd_pm/00041910.PDF

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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Jan 2022

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