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Anbesol Oral Gel 20%

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • local anesthesia
  • mouth pain
  • sore throat
  • mouth ulcers

Instructions

Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected area in the mouth. Keep the medicine in place for at least one minute, then spit out. Do not swallow.

Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.

Do not take the medicine more than four times during 24 hours.

Cautions

This medicine is not approved for use in children younger than 2.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any swelling of your hands, face, lips, eyes, throat or tongue.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • temporary burning, stinging or tingling where the medicine is applied
  • numbness of mouth or throat

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • shallow, irregular breathing
  • fainting
  • slow heartbeat
  • seizures

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • dizziness
  • feeling cold or numb, especially in arms and legs
  • severe or persistent headache
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
  • shortness of breath
  • blue-gray skin color
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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