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What does Benzydamine treat?
Benzydamine is a locally-acting nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that’s prescribed for painful mouth and throat ailments such as mouth ulcers, sore gums and sore throat. It may also be prescribed to treat inflammation post dental surgery and sore throat or mouth sores due to radiation therapy. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Benzydamine dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Never swallow Benzydamine oral rinse or gel. Use the prescribed amount of Benzydamine as a mouth wash or as a gargle. Keep this for at least 30 seconds, and spit it out.
Missed a dose?
Use it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Benzydamine is used along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Benzydamine.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Benzydamine might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects that one may encounter are burning or stinging in the mouth or throat and numbness. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Benzydamine
- Can I use Benzydamine along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Benzydamine?
- What is the dosage of Benzydamine to be used?
- How should I use Benzydamine?
- How will Benzydamine work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Benzydamine be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Benzydamine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.