Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP)
What is Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP) used for?
Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP) is a painkilling gel, administered as a mouthwash. The active ingredient is a type of NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which prevents the release of substances known as prostaglandins, which can cause swelling and pain. It is used to treat inflammation and pain of the mouth and throat, such as that caused by radiation therapy. This gel can also function as a local anesthetic.
How should I use Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP)?
Patients using Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP) should follow the advice of their physician before using this gel. To use it, you should dilute it with water, and gargle it in the mouth for 30 seconds, after which you should spit it out into the sink. Do not swallow the gel.
What are the side effects of Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP)?
Some side effects of Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP) include:
You should consult your physician and discuss the risk of side effects before using this gel.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tantum (Benzydamine HCL BP). 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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.