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.
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.
It comes as a paste to apply topically, as directed by your physician.
• 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.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C).
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