What is Bonjela Teething Gel?
Bonjela Teething Gel helps to relieve pain, discomfort and inflammation caused by teething. Its fast-acting formula provides a protective film that soothes and calms gums. The gel acts as a local anaesthetic to numb the discomfort caused by teething symptoms. Bonjela teething is suitable for children over the age of 6 months. If you’re looking for easy and effective relief from teething symptoms for your little one, try Bonjela Teething Gel.
What is teething?
Most babies start teething around 6 months of age, but it is possible for them to start as early as 4 months and as late as 12 months and in some circumstances some babies can be born with their first teeth. Common symptoms of teething include:
- The gum is sore and red where the tooth is entering through
- Flushing (redness) on one cheek
- Your child is rubbing their ear
- Dribbling more than issue
- Gnawing and chewing on things, such as toys, fingers or other objects around them l
- Distress or fretting
Teething can be uncomfortable for your child and distressing for you, but there are steps you can take to help your baby cope with teething symptoms.
- Teething toys - there are many different types of teething toys, so experiment to find the one that is best for your child
- Cold - pop a teething toy in the fridge or, depending on your child’s age, use chilled fruit to soothe their gums
- Teething gel - use teething gels like Bonjela Teething Gel to numb your child’s gums and provide relief from teething pain
How can Bonjela Teething Gel relieve symptoms of teething?
Bonjela Teething Gel contains two active ingredients:
- Lidocaine Hydrochloride
- Cetalkonium chloride
Lidocaine Hydrochloride is a medicine known as a local anaesthetic, which can numb and area affected by pain. Cetylpyridinium chloride is an antiseptic which is commonly used to fight bacteria and infections in the mouth. These two active ingredients work together to soothe your child’s gums whilst preventing infection as your child’s teeth enter through the gum. The fast-acting formula provides lasting relief by forming a protective film which soothes and calms gums.
How to use this product
Bonjela Teething Gel is only suitable for babies over the age of 6 months. Administer this product exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as directed by a doctor. Massage around 1cm of Bonjela Teething Gel onto the sore area. This can be repeated after 3 hours. Do NOT apply a dose more than every 3 hours.
When NOT to use Bonjela Gel
Do NOT use this product if you or your child is allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list) or:
- To a child under the age of 6 months
- Where a liver or heart problem is present
Can this product be taken with other medicines?
Bonjela teething gel should not be taken with medicines that treat high blood pressure (propranolol) or stomach conditions (cimetidine) or water-retention (diuretics).
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- Cetalkonium Chloride, Lidocaine
The active ingredients (which make the medicine work) are lidocaine hydrochloride 0.33% w/w. Cetalkonium chloride 0.01% w/w.
The other ingredients are ethanol, glycerol, hypromellose 4500, sodium cyclamate, banana flavour E13174 and purified water.
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