Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate)
What is Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate) used for?
Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate) is used to provide relief from pain occurring as a result of mouth ulcers, denture irritation, sore spots from braces and cold sores. It contains the active ingredient choline salicylate, which is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by inhibiting the action of a substance in the body known as cyclo-oxygenase, thereby helping to relieve inflammation and pain where it is applied. Although this gel has been used for teething pain in infants, many experts have advised that it should not be used on children under 16.
How should I use Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate)?
Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate) should be gently rubbed directly into the area where the pain occurs. You should ensure that your hands and fingers are clean before applying the gel. Patients should use approximately half an inch of the gel. If you are using this gel to treat denture irritation, you should wait for 30 minutes after applying the gel before replacing the dentures. In order to avoid gum irritation, you should not apply the gel directly to the dentures.
What are the side effects of Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate)?
Some patients using Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate) have noticed ulceration at the application site. However, this is more likely to happen with excessive use. Discuss the risk of side effects with your physician before using this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Bonjela Teething Gel (Choline Salicylate). 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.
This gel may cause salicylate intoxication if used in young children. Many medical experts have advised against using this gel in children under 16 years of age.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.