Difflam is an over the counter medicine available in pharmacies island-wide. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions regarding the product or your medical condition. Carefully read the instructions on the product label and use only as directed.
Main active ingredient in Difflam is Benzydamine HCl which has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving) and local anaesthetic properties to relieve pain, inflammation and swelling of the throat, mouth and gums. It works fast to provide relief from conditions such as tonsillitis, sore throat, mouth ulcers, pharyngitis, pain following mouth, throat surgery and dental procedures, oral mucositis and ulcers following radiotherapy.
Most viral infections e.g. sore throats are self-limiting. Uninterrupted treatment with Difflam for symptomatic relief should not exceed 7 days unless under medical supervision. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms are persisting or you develop other symptoms after this period.
The safety of Difflam products in pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Please consult your doctor or specialist (obstetrician) for medical advice.
Difflam Throat Spray and Difflam Solution contain the same active ingredient. Difflam Throat Spray provides a convenient to carry, on-the-go, targeted relief of sore mouths, throats and gums due its extended nozzle. It is a convenient, pocket-sized and travel-handy, so that you can take it with you anywhere you go. Difflam Solution can be used in the comfort of your home to cover a wider surface area to relieve sore and inflamed throats, mouths and gums and the Difflam-C Solution has an added antiseptic (Chlorhexidine gluconate) ingredient that can help to reduce the development of plaque and fight minor infections.
Adults and children older than 6 years may suck 1 lozenge every 1 to 2 hours, to a maximum of 12 lozenges per day. Always read the product label and use only as directed. Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect.
Apply 1 cm of gel with your fingertip directly to the affected area, every 2 to 3 hours, up to a maximum of 12 applications per day. Difflam Mouth Gel is suitable for adults and children older than 6 years.
There is no absolute way to prevent all mouth ulcers. Avoid foods that irritate the mouth including acidic and spicy foods. See your dentist to determine if any dental hardware or teeth may be irritating your mouth. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and supplement as necessary. Try to reduce your stress and always maintain good oral hygiene.
For more information, refer to the Product Information Leaflet. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.