Anbesol Teething Gel contains 1.0%w/w of lidocaine hydrochloride, 0.1%w/w of chlorocresol and 0.02%w/w of cetylpyridinium chloride.
Anbesol Teething Gel is available in 10g tubes and offers effective soothing relief from teething pain where non-medicinal methods have not provided relief, as well as mouth ulcers and denture irritation.
Anbesol Teething Gel is used to help relieve pain and discomfort associated with teething, in children from 5 months of age, when other non-medicinal methods such as massaging of the gums or use of teething rings do not provide necessary
The product may also be used for the temporary relief of pain caused by recurrent mouth ulcers and denture irritation.
It is also sugar-free. Anbesol teething gel is available from your pharmacy – Always read the label. For short-term use of no more than 7 days, where non-medicinal methods have not provided relief. For children from age 5 months.
Lidocaine hydrochloride is a local anaesthetic that works by stopping the sensation of pain. Chlorocresol and cetylpyridinium chloride kill bacteria.
When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year
Some babies are born with their first teeth. Others start teething before they are 4 months old, and some after 12 months. But most babies start teething at around 6 months.
Baby teeth sometimes emerge with no pain or discomfort at all.
At other times, you may notice:
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Anbesol Teething Gel is available to buy over the counter at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
Directions: Adults and elderly: Apply a small amount of Anbesol Teething Gel to a clean fingertip and spread gently onto the affected area. Do not apply more frequently than every 9 hours
Babies teething (over 5 months old) and children: Apply a pea sized amount of Anbesol Teething Gel with a clean finger to the affected area. The does may be repeated if necessary after 3 hours, up to a maximum of 6 doeses in 24 hours. Do not use for more than 7 days for each teething episode.
Do not use Anbesol Teething Gel:
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• If you are allergic to lidocaine hydrochloride, chlorocresol, cetylpyridinium
chloride, other anaesthetics similar to lidocaine or any of the other ingredients in this medicine (listed in Section 6).
• You have porphyria (a disease which causes stomach pain, constipation, changes in the colour of urine, skin rashes and disturbed behaviour).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Anbesol Teething Gel:
• If you have open wounds or damaged areas in the lining of your mouth as this may result in too much of the active ingredients being absorbed.
• If symptoms continue for more than 7 days or recur frequently, speak to your pharmacist, doctor or dentist.
Do not use at the same time as other products containing lidocaine.
Do not give this medicine, if your child is under 5 months old.
Do not use more Anbesol Teething Gel than recommended (as listed in Section
3) as this may result in the active ingredients being absorbed into the body causing serious side effects, such as convulsions (fits).
Other medicines and Anbesol Teething Gel
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take
any of the following medicines as they may interfere with Anbesol Teething Gel:
• Other anaesthetics or medicines similar to lidocaine for example
antiarrhythmic drugs such as mexiletine which are used to control abnormal
• Erythromycin a type of antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections
• Itraconazole a type of antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections
• Antiarrhythmic drugs such as amiodarone which are used to control abnormal
• Cimetidine used to treat stomach ulcers or heartburn
• Beta-blockers used to treat heart conditions, high blood pressure or migraine
• Calcium chloride used for the treatment of hypocalcaemia or as a food
• Codeine phosphate used to treat pain, diarrhoea or relieve coughs
• Diamorphine hydrochloride a painkiller used to treat severe pain
• Paveretum used to treat moderate to severe pain and to calm you before an
• Quinine hydrochloride used to treat malaria or leg cramps
• Methylcellulose used to treat constipation
• Non-ionic surfactants such as Cetomacrogrol 1000 and polysorbate 80 which
are used in medicines, foods and cosmetics
Active Ingredients: Lidocaine Hydrochloride 1.00% w/w, Chlorocresol 0.10% w/w, Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.02% w/w.
Also contains Alcohol, Clove Oil, Glycerol, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Sodium Saccharin, Ponceau 4R (E124), Purified Water.
Like all medicines, this medicine may cause side effects, although not everybody
• Allergic reactions (eg difficulty breathing, rash or itch).
• Some people have reported suffering from ulcers.
• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin that can cause red, itchy and scaly skin).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard, or search
for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
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