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Amlexanox - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Amlexanox

Generic Name : Amlexanox
Pronunciation : am-LEX-an-ox
Latest prescription information about Amlexanox. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti-allergic and Anti-inflammatory Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Amlexanox

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Why is Amlexanox 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. 

When should Amlexanox not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Amlexanox?

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.

How should Amlexanox be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Amlexanox?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Amlexanox?

Mucositis (inflammation of mucous membrane), white patches or sores inside the mouth or on the lips, slight pain, stinging, or burning of the skin that appears and disappears, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, nausea, and diarrhea.

What are the other precautions for Amlexanox?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Amlexanox?

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

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