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Benzydamine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Benzydamine

Generic Name : Benzydamine
Pronunciation : ben-ZID-uh-meen
Latest prescription information about Benzydamine. 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 : Y45.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Benzydamine

India : 

International : 

Amigdazol Nf, Apo-Benzydamine, Verax, Xentafid, Andolex, Andolex-C, Andosept-Co, Azutan Colutorio, Bencidamina Clorhidrato, Bencidamina, Benflogin, Benzidan, Benzirin, Bevi Dam, Biozendi, Bucco-Tantum Read more..
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Why is Benzydamine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a locally-acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, prescribed for painful musculoskeletal and soft tissue disorders and inflammation of the mouth and throat.  

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When should Benzydamine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Benzydamine?

Topical- Painful musculoskeletal and soft tissue disorders- As 3-5% cream (as HCl) or 6% cream/spray (as salicylate): Apply as directed.
Mouth/Throat Inflammation of the mouth and throat- as 0.15% solution: As HCl: Gargle 15 mL 1-3 hourly for not >7 days.

How should Benzydamine be taken?

It comes as a cream and solution for oral rinsing.

What are the warnings and precautions for Benzydamine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease and any allergy.

What are the side effects of Benzydamine?

   Topical : Redness of the skin, rash and photosensitivity.
   Mouth/throat preparations : Numbness or stinging sensation of mouth.

What are the other precautions for Benzydamine?

Only for rinsing purpose, do not swallow it.

What are the storage conditions for Benzydamine?

Store it at room temperature.




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