What is Anbesol Adult Gel?
Anbesol Adult Gel is a powerful form of temporary relief for those who suffer from recurrent mouth ulcers. The active ingredient lidocaine hydrochloride is a local anaesthetic that soothes the pain. The two other active ingredients, cetylpyridinium chloride and chlorocresol, kill the bacteria in the mouth.
Who is Anbesol Gel suitable for?
This gel is suitable for adults and children aged 12 and over. It is not suitable for anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the gel. These are:
- Lidocaine hydrochloride
- Cetylpyridinium chloride
- Alcohol 96%
- Clove Oil
- Sodium Saccharin
- Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
- Ponceau 4R (E124)
- Purified Water
You should also not use this gel if you have porphyria, a disease which causes stomach pain, constipation, changes in the colour of urine, skin rashes and disturbed behaviour.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this Anbesol Gel?
If you are pregnant, then you should contact your doctor before using. Anbesol Gel is fine to use if you are breastfeeding.
Can I use this gel if I am taking other medication?
If you are taking any medication, prescribed or not, then contact your doctor before using this gel. This is because there could be interference between ingredients.
How often should I use Anbesol Gel?
One application should be enough to provide relief. In order to apply, put the solution on a clean finger, and then apply it to the affected area in the mouth. You should not use this gel again for at least 3 hours after applying.
Are there any side effects?
Any side effect will most likely be as a result of an allergic reaction. If you do notice a side effect, then contact your doctor as soon as possible.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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