Brand and Other Names:Tantum
- Classes: Local Anesthetics, Oral
Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
Gargle or rinse 15 mL in mouth (for 30 seconds, followed by expulsion from mouth) 3-4 times per day
Begin treatment 1 day prior to radiation therapy and continue daily during treatment
Gargle or rinse 15 mL in mouth (for 30 seconds, followed by expulsion from mouth) q1.5-2hr
Do not swallow
<6 years old: Safety & efficacy not established
Burning /stinging sensation
Frequency Not Defined
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: Not available. Safety has not been established in pregnant women.
Lactation: excretion in milk unknown; use with caution
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.
Absorption: through oral mucosa
Mechanism of Action
Local anesthetic & anti-inflammatory
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