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glycerin oropharyngeal (OTC)Brand and Other Names:Orajel Dry Mouth

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral gel

  • 18%
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Sore/Dry Mouth

Apply 1-inch strip of gel directly to tongue and around inside and outside of tooth/gum surface PRN

Do not rinse out

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral gel

  • 18%
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Sore/Dry Mouth

< 2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

≥2 years: Apply 1-inch strip of gel directly to tongue and around inside and outside of tooth/gum surface; may repeat PRN

Do not rinse out

Supervise use in children <12 years

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Adverse Effects

None reported

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Do not swallow or ingest excessive amounts; may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, or confusion in toxic amounts

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk, but likely compatible with breast feeding

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Oral demulent used for relief of dry mouth

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