What is Difflam Spray?
Difflam Spray contains the active ingredient benzydamine hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Difflam Spray works by stopping pain and swelling (inflammation) in the mouth or throat, including: mouth ulcers, teething, sore throat, sore tongue or gums, and discomfort associated with dentures or dental work.
How to use this product
Always use Difflam Spray exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. Do not use Difflam Spray in or near your eyes. If any spray gets in your eyes, wash them immediately with cold water.
For adults, adolescents and elderly, spray 4 - 8 puffs to the sore area every 1½ to 3 hours. For children between 6-12 years of age, spray 4 puffs to the sore area every 1½ to 3 hours. For children under 6 years of age, spray 1 puff for every 4 kilograms of body weight, up to a maximum of 4 puffs to the sore area every 1½ to 3 hours.
To use the spray, hold the bottle in an upright position and lift the spray-tube to 90 degrees until it’s horizontal. Do not raise the spray-tube more than shown in the patient information leaflet. The first time you use the spray you need to prime it. Point the spray-tube away from your face and press down firmly on the green plunger until a fine spray appears from the end. The spray is now ready to use.
Aim the spray-tube at the sore part of your mouth or throat and press down on the green plunger again. One press releases one puff. After spraying the desired number of puffs, wipe the end of the spray-tube with a tissue, this helps to stop it becoming blocked. Push the spray-tube back down, as this stops any puffs being accidentally released. Do not push anything into the end of the spray-tube if it becomes blocked.
What causes a sore throat?
A sore throat can present many symptoms - it might feel scratchy, dry, tender, itchy, or have a raw, burning sensation, typically when you talk or swallow. Your throat and tonsils may be swollen, red, or have white spotting.
A sore throat is very common and is usually caused by a cold or flu virus, which will go away on its own. It could also be caused by bacteria, which you may need treatment for if your symptoms don’t improve.
Is Difflam Spray suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine.
When should this product not be used?
Difflam Spray may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not use this spray if you are allergic to benzydamine hydrochloride or any of the other listed ingredients. Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have any of the following:
- A history of asthma
- If you are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs
- If you’re taking any other medicines
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, Difflam Spray may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Side effects may include numbness and/or stinging in the mouth and/or throat.
For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Store below 30°C in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U 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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- Benzydamine Hydrochloride .15% w/v. Also contains Ethanol 8.1% w/v FU, Glycerol Ph Eur, Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate Ph Eur, Mouthwash Flavour, Saccharin FU, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Ph Eur, Polysorbate 2 Ph Eur, Purified Water Ph Eur.
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Can I use Difflam spray for a dry cough with sinus problems?
Difflam Spray is a metered dose pump throat spray.
Difflam Spray is a locally acting analgesic and anti-inflammatory treatment for the throat and mouth. It is especially useful for the relief of pain in traumatic conditions such as following tonsillectomy or the use of a naso-gastric tube; dental surgery.
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