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BENZYDAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Brand Name(s) : Difflam
Warnings
Uses
Side Effects
Precautions
Interactions
Overdose

BENZYDAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE WARNINGS

Benzydamine hydrochloride should be used with caution:

  • If you are using the cream, avoid contact with eyes, mouth, nose, genitals and anus
  • patients younger than 12 years.

It should not be used in:

  • People allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients

Also see list of precautions and interactions.

STORAGE

Store between 5°C and 30°C. Do not freeze.

BENZYDAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE USES

What is it used for?

  • Benzydamine hydrochloride is used to stop pain and swelling at a specific site.
  • It is a topical analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, sometimes known as a topical pain-killer.
  • It is used to reduce pain and swelling.
  • In general this drug is used to treat minor to moderate common aches and pains, including those in the mouth or throat.
  • Benefits of being on this drug can include relief from pain and inflammation.

Listed below are the typical uses of benzydamine hydrochloride.

  • relief of painful inflammatory conditions.

This drug is a locally acting analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory treatment for the relief of painful inflammatory conditions of the mouth and throat, including mouth ulcers, teething in infants, sore throat, sore tongue or gums, and discomfort associated with dentures or dental work. It is also a short-term treatment for the relief of pain and swelling, including acute inflammatory disorders including sprains, strains, bruises, muscular pains, non-arthritic inflamed joints and following fractures.

On occasion your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat a condition not on the above list.

HOW TO USE/TAKE

What is it used for?

  • Benzydamine hydrochloride is used to stop pain and swelling at a specific site.
  • It is a topical analgesic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, sometimes known as a topical pain-killer.
  • It is used to reduce pain and swelling.
  • In general this drug is used to treat minor to moderate common aches and pains, including those in the mouth or throat.
  • Benefits of being on this drug can include relief from pain and inflammation.

Listed below are the typical uses of benzydamine hydrochloride.

  • relief of painful inflammatory conditions.

This drug is a locally acting analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory treatment for the relief of painful inflammatory conditions of the mouth and throat, including mouth ulcers, teething in infants, sore throat, sore tongue or gums, and discomfort associated with dentures or dental work. It is also a short-term treatment for the relief of pain and swelling, including acute inflammatory disorders including sprains, strains, muscular pains, non-arthritic inflamed joints and following fractures.

On occasion your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat a condition not on the above list.

BENZYDAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE SIDE EFFECTS

  • Numbness or stinging
  • rash
  • redness
  • itching
  • sensitivity to sunlight.

If any of these persist or you consider them severe then inform your doctor or pharmacist.

Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: none known.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

The Yellow Card Scheme allows you to report suspected side effects from any type of medicine (which includes vaccines, herbals and over the counter medicines) that you are taking. It is run by the medicines safety watchdog called the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory agency (MHRA). Please report any suspected side effect on the Yellow Card Scheme website.

BENZYDAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE PRECAUTIONS

Before taking benzydamine hydrochloride, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents; or if you have any other allergies.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist in case of:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Does alcohol intake affect this drug?

  • Alcohol intake is not known to affect benzydamine hydrochloride.

The elderly: benzydamine hydrochloride can be used in the elderly.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding - please ensure you read the detailed information below.

PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, do not use benzydamine hydrochloride unless your doctor has told you that you can. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts or questions about this.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during pregnancy whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

BREAST FEEDING

Avoid using this product if you are breastfeeding unless your doctor has told you otherwise.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during breastfeeding whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

BENZYDAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE INTERACTIONS

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious, possibly fatal interactions may occur: none known.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: none known.

This information does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using benzydamine hydrochloride, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use.

BENZYDAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE OVERDOSE

An overdose of benzydamine hydrochloride is unlikely to cause adverse systemic effects, even if accidental ingestion should occur.

If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of benzydamine hydrochloride or intentional overdose is suspected, contact your local hospital, GP or if in England call 111. In Scotland call NHS 24. In Wales, call NHS Direct Wales. In the case of medical emergencies, always dial 999.

MISSED DOSE

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

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