Difflam Oral Rinse works by stopping pain and swelling (inflammation). It is used to treat many painful conditions of the mouth or throat including:
Discomfort associated with dentures or dental work.Difflam Oral Rinse contains the active substance Benzydamine Hydrochloride and belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS.
The active substance is Benzydamine Hydrochloride. Each 15 ml contains 22.5 mg Benzydamine Hydrochloride.The other ingredients are ethanol, glycerol, saccharin sodium, mouthwash flavour 52 503/T, polysorbate 20, methyl hydroxybenzoate, Quinoline Yellow (E104) and Patent Blue V (E131), purified water.
The usual dose is 15 ml of solution to be used every 1½ to 3 hours. Use the measuring cup provided to measure the dose.
This medicine is not suitable for children aged 12 years or under.
This solution should not be used for more than 7 days unless your doctor or dentist tells you to.
If your symptoms worsen or do not improve contact your doctor or dentist.
Difflam is unlikely to cause adverse systemic effects, even if accidental ingestion should occur. Intoxication is only to be expected if large quantities of Difflam Oral Rinse are swallowed . Symptoms associated with ingested overdose of benzydamine are mainly gastrointestinal symptoms and symptoms of the central nervous system. Most frequent gastrointestinal symptoms are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and esophageal irritation. Symptoms of the central nervous system include dizziness, hallucinations, agitation, anxiety, and irritability.
What is Difflam?
Difflam is a brand of products used to treat sore throats caused by the common cold, infections or injury. Difflam contains the active ingredient benzydamine hydrochloride, which comes under the category of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
When Difflam products are applied directly to the mouth it gets to work immediately reducing pain and targeting inflammation, quickly leaving you feeling more comfortable.
Difflam is suitable for short-term use to offer temporary relief from a sore throat. The throat spray can be used by children and adults over 1 month and the oral rinse in those over the age of 12 years every 1.5 – 3 hours as required.
If you do not notice an improvement to your condition while using Difflam or your condition worsens you should speak to a doctor for advice.
What is Difflam used for?
Both Difflam throat spray and oral rinse offer effective short-term relief from oral pain. Difflam can be used to relieve pain caused by the following conditions.
Common causes of throat and mouth pain include:
Infections – oral thrush
Dental or oral surgery
How does Difflam work?
Benzydamine is the active ingredient in Difflam that is used to reduce pain and inflammation in the mouth and throat.
It is a medicine known as an NSAID which blocks the body’s natural response to pain and inflammation making your mouth feel almost instantly less painful. It works as a local anaesthetic making the areas in which it has come into contact with feel temporarily numb.
It is important that while using products such as Difflam that contain Benzydamine that you avoid eating and drinking very hot food and drink as you are at an increased risk of burning yourself and not being able to feel the impact as you usually would.
Difflam Throat Spray Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/827/pil
Difflam Sore Throat Rinse Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/9258/pil
Before using either Difflam throat spray or Difflam oral rinse, please read the Patient Information Leaflet for the full information on warnings and precautions.
Speak to a doctor or pharmacist or dentist before using Difflam if you suffer from asthma.
Or if you are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid or another (NSAID) drug.
Tell a doctor, pharmacist or dentist before using this product if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication.
Difflam & pregnancy
Speak to a doctor, pharmacist or dentist before using Difflam if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.