FAQs Difflam®

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Difflam®

Difflam® is available for sale at major pharmacies in Singapore island-wide.

All Difflam® products are suitable for children over 6 years of age.

Please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions regarding Difflam® products or your medical condition.

Carefully read the instructions on the product label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.

Here are answers to our customers’ most frequently asked questions about Difflam® products.

Difflam Anti-Inflammatory Anti-bacterial Lozenges is available as over the counter medicines in pharmacies island-wide. For other Difflam products, ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions regarding the product, availability or your medical condition. Carefully read the instructions on the product label and use only as directed.

The main active ingredient in Difflam® products is benzydamine HCl, which has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving) and local anaesthetic (numbing) properties to relieve pain, inflammation and swelling of the throat, mouth and gums.

Difflam® products work quickly to provide pain relief from inflamed conditions such as tonsillitis, sore throat, pharyngitis, mouth ulcers, pain following dental procedures and oral surgery, and oral mucositis following radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Most viral infections such as sore throats are self-limiting (which means they get better by themselves after a certain amount of time). Uninterrupted treatment with Difflam® products 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 time.

The safety of Difflam® products in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established. Please consult your doctor or obstetrician for medical advice.

Difflam® Throat Spray and Difflam® Solution contain the same active ingredient benzydamine.

Difflam® Throat Spray provides 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-friendly, so 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. Difflam®-C Solution has an added antiseptic (chlorhexidine gluconate) that can help to reduce the development of plaque and fight minor infections.

Always read the product label and use only as directed. Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect.

 Product Dosage
 Difflam Anti-Inflammatory Lozenges  Above 6 years old : 1 lozenge every 1-2 hours, max 12 lozenges per day
 Difflam Anti-Inflammatory Anti-bacterial Lozenges
 Difflam Anti-Inflammatory w/ Cough Suppressant Lozenges  6-12 years old: 1 lozenge every 3 hours, max 6 lozenges per day
Above 12 years old : 2 lozenges every 3 hours, max 12 lozenges per day
 Difflam Plus Anaesthetic Sore Throat Lozenges  Above 6 years old : 1 lozenge every 2-3 hours, max 12 lozenges per day

Apply approximately 1cm of gel with your clean fingertip to the affected area. Gently massage into the affected area. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes. Apply every 2-3 hours up to a maximum of 12 applications a day. Difflam Mouth Gel is suitable for adults and children over 6 years.

There is no absolute way to prevent all mouth ulcers. But it might help to avoid foods that irritate your 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. See your doctor if you are experiencing frequent mouth ulcers.