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CHOLINE SALICYLATE

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

CHOLINE SALICYLATE WARNINGS

Choline salicylate should be used with caution in: pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It should not be used in:

  • children aged under 16 years
  • people who are allergic to choline salicylate
  • people who are allergic to other salicylates including aspirin
  • people who are allergic to NSAIDs or to any other ingredients in the medicine
  • people with stomach ulcers.

Also see list of precautions and interactions

STORAGE

No specific storage instructions

CHOLINE SALICYLATE USES

What is it used for?

  • Choline salicylate is used to relieve pain and inflammation in the mouth.
  • It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin, sometimes known as an NSAID.
  • It is used to relieve pain and discomfort associated with common mouth ulcers. It also helps to relieve pain and inflammation in the mouth caused by dentures and braces. Choline salicylate works by blocking the action of cyclo-oxygenase in the body. Cyclo-oxygenase is involved in the production of several chemicals in the body including prostaglandins which cause pain and inflammation. By blocking cyclo-oxygenase, choline salicylate prevents the formation of prostaglandins, and reduces pain and inflammation in the area of the mouth it is applied to.
  • In general this drug is used to relieve pain and discomfort associated with common mouth ulcers and pain and inflammation in the mouth caused by dentures and braces.
  • Benefits of being on this drug can include relief from pain and inflammation in the mouth.

Listed below are the typical uses of choline salicylate.

  • Mouth ulcers
  • Sore spots from braces
  • Denture irritation.

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

HOW TO USE/TAKE

How often do I take it?

  • For adults and children aged 16 years and over, using a clean finger apply 1 centimetre or half an inch of gel with gentle massage not more often than every 3 hours. Choline salicylate should not be applied directly to dentures. After applying choline salicylate leave at least 30 minutes before reinserting your dentures.
  • Choline salicylate should not be used in children under the age of 16 year
  • Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days consult a doctor or dentist.
  • Remember to use it at the same time each day - unless specifically told not to by your doctor.
  • It may take up to 30 minutes before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.
  • Certain medical conditions may require different dosage instructions as directed by your doctor.

Do I need to avoid anything?

  • None known. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

When can I stop?

  • Always complete the full course as prescribed by your doctor.

CHOLINE SALICYLATE SIDE EFFECTS

Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:

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.

CHOLINE SALICYLATE PRECAUTIONS

Before taking choline salicylate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other salicylates or NSAIDs; 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 you have:

  • an allergy to choline salicylate
  • allergies to other salicylates including aspirin
  • allergies to NSAIDs or to any other ingredients in the medicine
  • stomach ulcers.

Before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially any of the following you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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 choline salicylate.

The elderly: choline salicylate can be used in the elderly.

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

PREGNANCY

Choline salicylate is not known to be harmful when used by pregnant women provided the recommended dose is not exceeded. It should be avoided towards the end of pregnancy. Check with your doctor, dentist or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are pregnant.

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

Choline salicylate may pass into breast milk in very small amounts. Check with your doctor, dentist or pharmacist before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

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.

CHOLINE SALICYLATE 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:

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

CHOLINE SALICYLATE OVERDOSE

Taking too much choline salicylate may cause the following: ulceration and soreness at the site of application in the mouth.

If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of choline salicylate 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, apply choline salicylate gel 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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