|(am LEKS an
Anti-inflammatory, Locally Applied|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to amlexanox or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for the treatment of aphthous ulcers in patients
with normal immune systems.
|How does it work?|
- Amlexanox improves healing of these ulcers. It has anti-inflammatory
|How is it best taken?|
- Use as soon as symptoms of ulcer start. Use after meals and at
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Clean teeth first then squeeze a dab on finger. Dab onto each ulcer in
mouth. Use gentle pressure.
- Use medicine until ulcer heals.
- Keep away from nose and eyes.
- Do not swallow medicine. Only to be put on mouth
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Apply a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not apply a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Pain, stinging, or burning where this medicine is being
|What should I monitor?|
- Healing of the ulcer. Is it better, worse, or the same?
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- If healing has not occurred after using this medicine for 10 days.
- Rash or irritation in the
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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