Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine)
What is Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine) used for?
Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine) is a topical gel used to treat pain caused by sores or ulcers in the mouth. It is a local anesthetic that operates by blocking pain signals from being sent to the brain numbing the application site and alleviating pain caused by these conditions. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine)?
Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. A small amount of gel is normally applied directly to the affected area once or twice daily, but your individual instructions may differ based on your health condition and the severity of you symptoms. Wash your hands prior to each application to remove any dirt or contaminants. Put a thin strip of gel on your finger and gently apply it to the area being treated. It is not necessary to rub the medication into the gums as it will be absorbed naturally. Wash your hands with soap and water following each use to prevent it from contacting any areas not being treated or other mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine)?
The use of Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine) will not cause side effects in most patients when applied correctly. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as an intense skin reaction, severe swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of application, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not apply Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine) to skin that is severely damaged or broken. It is not recommended to apply the medication to children that are under two months old. It is also important to inform your physician if you have a mouth infection, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Mucopain Gel (Benzocaine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.