How do you gargle benzydamine?
If you are using this medication to treat pain from a sore throat, use as directed by your doctor, usually every one-and-a-half to three hours. Gargle for 30 seconds, and then spit it out. Do not swallow the liquid.
When should you take lozenges?
For the symptomatic relief of mouth and throat infections, dry, irritating cough associated with the common cold and nasal congestion. Use the lowest dose for the shortest duration necessary to relieve symptoms. Adults: One lozenge every 2 3 hours up to a maximum of 12 lozenges in 24 hours.
What happens when you swallow a throat lozenge?
Eating a large quantity of cough drops can result in stomach upset with nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may occur if there is an artificial sweetener in the lozenge since those may have a laxative effect. Cough drops can also be a choking hazard for young children. If you find your child eating cough drops, do not panic.
Can Difflam make your throat worse?
Allergic reactions, such as itching, rash, spasm of the throat or airways causing shortness of breath, or swelling of the face, throat or tongue are very rare side effects of Difflam spray. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using the spray and get medical advice immediately.
Do throat lozenges help with phlegm?
Many cough drops contain menthol which claims to clear a stuffy nose or help a ticklish throat. But Dr Mcmullin says studies show menthol does nothing for congestion.
What is benzydamine lozenges?
Benzydamine is an anti-inflammatory and painkilling medicine. It reduces pain and discomfort associated with sore throat or mouth conditions such as ulcers and sore throat. It is available as lozenges to suck, a mouthwash which you can gargle with, or as a spray which can be directed towards the sore areas of your mouth.
Is benzydamine an anti inflammatory drug?
As benzydamine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), it is necessary to determine if a patient is allergic to NSAIDs before considering its use 5, 6, 7. Intoxication is expected as a consequence of accidental ingestion of large quantities of benzydamine (over 300 mg ingestion).
How long can you use benzydamine?
Benzydamine eases painful conditions of the mouth or throat. It is available as a mouth rinse, lozenges and as a mouth spray. You can use benzydamine for up to seven days, but do not continue to use it for longer than this except on the advice of a doctor or dentist.
What are the side effects of benzydamine and potassium chloride?
Potassium chloride may increase the hyperkalemic activities of Benzydamine. The risk or severity of bleeding and hemorrhage can be increased when Benzydamine is combined with Potassium citrate. Potassium gluconate may increase the hyperkalemic activities of Benzydamine.