Strength: 262. 5 micrograms
Difflam Spray is a spray that is for those who are suffering from a mouth condition. The conditions Difflam Spray treats include:
A sore throat
Sore tongue or gums
Discomfort from teeth or dentures
For children under 6, spray one puff for every 4kg of weight. with a maximum of four puffs to the sore area every 90 minutes to 3 hours For children between 6-12, spray four times every 90 minutes to 3 hours. For adults and children over 12, spray between 4-8 times every 90 minutes to 3 hours.
Try not to get Difflam spray in your eyes.
Potential side effects of using Difflam include:
- Skin rash
- Numbness or stinging in the mouth/throat
- Skin redness or swelling
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.