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Generic name: amlexanox (topical) [am-LEXa-nox]
Drug-class: products for the throat and mouth

What is Aphthasol?

Aphthasol is a 5% amlexanox-based ingredient in an oral paste that is adhesive.Aphthasol can be used to treat canker sores. They are also known as aphthous ulcers within the mouths of people with healthy immune systems.Aphthasol can also be employed for other purposes than those mentioned in this guideline for medication.Utilise Aphthasol according to the directions on the label or as your physician has advised. Don't use the medicine in greater amounts or for a longer period than is recommended.If you have missed the dose, take it whenever you remember. If it's almost time to take your next dose, put off using the medication, and then avoid the dose you missed. Don't use any extra medicine to replace the missed dose.Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of these symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, trouble breathing; hives; and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.More minor negative side effects are more likely, or you could not have any whatsoever. You might feel a mild burning or stinging sensation when applying the Aphthasol oral paste. Consult your physician about any unusual or unpleasant adverse effects.Don't use aphthasol in case you are allergic to amlexanox.Before you start using this medication, inform your physician about any allergies you may have to any drug or have an immune system that is weak, caused by illness, or due to taking certain medicines or chemotherapy for cancer. You might not be able to use aphthasol.FDA pregnancy category B Aphthasol is not expected to harm the unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while receiving treatment. It isn't known if amlexanox can be absorbed into breast milk or if it can harm babies who are nursing. Don't use aphthasol without letting your doctor know when you breastfeed babies.

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How to take Aphthasol?

Utilise Aphthasol precisely as stated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use it in higher doses or for a longer period than is recommended.To get the best results, begin taking Aphthasol as soon as you begin to notice signs of a canker sore.Aphthasol oral toothpaste is generally applied four times per day, typically at lunchtime, after breakfast and dinner, and before bedtime.It is recommended that you apply the paste after having cleaned and brushed your teeth. Make sure to dry the sore with a clean towel prior to applying Aphthasol oral paste.Cleanse your hands before applying the paste to your mouth.Dry the sore of the canker with the help of a soft, clean cloth prior to placing the paste.To use the paste, wet the tips of your fingers with water. Then squeeze a 1/4-inch dab of the paste onto the damp edge of your index finger.Apply the aphthasol paste to the canker sore. It is not necessary to massage the medication.Hands should be washed with soap and water to wash away any paste that remains on your fingers.Consult your physician. If your symptoms don't change after one week of therapy,Keep Aphthasol Oral Paste at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilise the dose missed immediately after you remember. If it's getting close to taking your next dose, wait until the time to take the medication and avoid the dose you missed. Do not take extra medication to replace the dose that was missed.

What happens if I overdose?

An excessive dose of aphthasol is unlikely to cause serious health issues. Some symptoms of an overdose include nausea and diarrhoea.

What should be avoided?

There aren't any limitations on beverages, food, or any activity when you use Aphthasol unless your physician has advised you otherwise.

Side effects of Aphthasol

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit any of these symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as asthmatic hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat, as well as your tongue. Stop taking
Aphthasol and contact your doctor in case you experience any of these severe adverse consequences:

  • Itchy skin;
  • New mouth ulcers,
  • White patches or sores within the mouth, or even on your lips.

A lesser degree of aphthasol adverse reactions could include a mild burning or stinging sensation when it is first applied to the drug.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Others could happen. Discuss with your physician any unusual or unpleasant side effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

There could be other drugs that could affect Aphthasol. Inform your doctor of all of your prescription and over-the-counter medicines, including minerals, vitamins, herbal products, and medicines prescribed by other doctors. Do not begin an entirely new drug without consulting your doctor.