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Lexanox Plus Oral Paste

Manufactured byMACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
ContainsAmlexanox (50 mg) + Lidocaine (20 mg)
Description

Lexanox Plus Oral Paste is used for the treatment of mouth ulcers called canker sores or aphthous ulcers with or without recurrence. It also relieves tooth or gum pain by producing a numbing effect. Do not use this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lexanox Plus Oral Paste

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

Uses of Lexanox Plus Oral Paste

What is it prescribed for?

  • Aphthous Ulcers
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

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

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Other medicines

This medicine 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 this medicine.

Contact mucositis or rash

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

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

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

Liver/kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver/kidney function due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments and constant monitoring of liver/kidney function are advised in such cases.
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
Amlexanox reduces pain and promotes faster healing. Lidocaine works by altering the way the body senses the pain by blocking pain signals from the body to the brain.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical anesthetics, Anti-aphthous ulcer agent

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 26 April 2019]. Available from:

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

[Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 26 April 2019]. Available from:

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

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

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

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 26 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00281
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Information on this page was last updated on 24 Jul 2019

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