Benzydamine Hydrochloride

Composition

Each ml mouthwash contains 1.5 mg Benzydamine Hydrochloride (w/v)

Indications

Benzydamine Hydrochloride mouthwash is used to treat many painful conditions affecting the throat or mouth including: Sore throat, Sore tongue or gums, Mouth ulcers, Discomfort caused by dentures, Pain after dental surgery etc.

Therapeutic Class

Topical anti-inflammatory preparations

Pharmacology

Benzydamine Hydrochloride mouthwash is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) with analgesic and local anesthetic properties. The clinical pharmacology of Benzydamine mouthwash is well known. Benzydamine is poorly absorbed in the blood, thereby limiting systemic exposure to the drug when applied topically but ensures high concentration at the site of injury in mouth or throat. Therefore, it provides excellent oropharyngeal pain relief with minimal side effects.

Although Benzydamine is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory agent, it possesses a different mechanism of action that distinguishes it from conventional NSAIDs. Benzydamine mouthwash shows analgesic & anti-inflammatory action by inhibiting pro-inflammatory cytokines & reducing vascular permeability. Moreover, Benzydamine mouthwash shows local anesthetic property which provides an immediate effect on pain.

Dosage & Administration

15 ml of Benzydamine mouthwash should be rinsed or gargled every 1.5-3 hours or as required, for 20-30 seconds. If stinging occurs, it can be diluted with an equal volume of water.

Contraindications

Patients allergic (hypersensitive) to Benzydamine or other component of mouthwash should not use the preparation. Contact with eye should be avoided. If accidentally get into eyes, they should be immediately washed with cold water.

Side Effects

Benzydamine Hydrochloride mouthwash can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects are generally minor.
  • Severe allergic reaction which may include a red and lumpy skin rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, mouth, lips or eyelids, unexplained high temperature (fever) and feeling faint. If the swelling affects throat and makes breathing difficult and swallowing difficult, patients should be hospitalized
  • Itchy rash, sometimes with pale, raised areas of skin with red edges (urticaria).
  • A feeling of numbness in mouth.
  • A stinging feeling in mouth- the mouthwash may be diluted with water if you experience stinging. This should help to reduce the stinging effect.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety of Benzydamine has not been established in pregnant patients. Risk to benefit ratio should be established if this drug is to be used in these patients.

Storage Conditions

Keep away from light, store in cool and dry place under 30º C. Keep out of reach of children.