Bonjela

 
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Overview

Information specific to: Bonjela.

About Bonjela and how it works

This medicine helps relieve the pain, discomfort and soreness of the mouth associated with mouth infections, ulcers and cold sores. It also helps relieve the irritation and discomfort caused by dentures and orthodontic devices. It contains choline salicylate which is an anti-inflammatory medicine which helps relieve pain and inflammation.

This medicine is available in the form of a gel which is applied directly on to the sore areas of the gums. You may apply a dose after every three hours.

If you are treating denture irritation you should remove your dentures and apply the medicine to the sore areas. You must wait for at least 30 minutes before you can put the dentures back into your mouth. Do not apply this medicine directly on to your dentures.

Consult your doctor or your dentist if your symptoms do not improve after seven days, or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Bonjela

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if this medicine is for someone who:

  • is allergic or sensitive to or has had a reaction to salicylates or any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • is under 16 years of age
  • has a stomach ulcer

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before using this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, mineral supplements and herbal or complementary preparations. The following medicines may interact with this medicine:

  • anticoagulants
  • uricosurics

Possible side effects of Bonjela

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:

  • bronchospasm or asthma attacks in people sensitive to salicylates

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should seek medical advice before using this medicine.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.

This medicine may contain alcohol.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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