How to Take Amlexanox and Dose of Amlexanox


Find out how to take Amlexanox (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Amlexanox


How it should be taken  

It comes as a paste to apply topically, as directed by your physician.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult: Topical- As a 5% oral paste: Apply approx 0.5 cm of oral paste directly on to each ulcer 4 times/day following oral hygiene after meals and at bedtime.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for aphthous ulcers or canker sores in people with normal immune systems. Because amlexanox decreases the healing time, it also decreases the pain you feel. 

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Warnings and Precautions  

For topical use on mouth ulcers only, avoid contact with the eyes.
Wash your hands thoroughly after using this medication.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of weakened immune system, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid alcohol and nicotine because these products can irritate the sores.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30C).

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