Bonjela

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Bonjela Brand Name(s): Bonjela.

Uses

What is Bonjela® used for?

Bonjela® is commonly used for mouth ulcers, denture irritation, infant teething pain and cold sores.

How should I take Bonjela®?

Adults aged 16 and over should gently massage approximately 1cm of Bonjela® adult gel or Bonjela® cool mint gel into the sore area of the mouth using a clean fingertip. Leave at least three hours between applications.

For denture irritation, leave 30 minutes after applying the gel before putting the dentures back in. Don’t apply the gel directly to the dentures, as this can further irritate the gums.

If your symptoms last for more than seven days, consult a doctor or dentist.

Don’t exceed the recommended dose.

How do I store Bonjela®?

Bonjela® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Bonjela® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Bonjela® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Bonjela® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Bonjela®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Bonjela® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have an active stomach ulcer.
  • You are allergic to salicylates, e.g., aspirin.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Bonjela® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Bonjela®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Bonjela®?

Allergic reactions such as asthma attacks in susceptible people.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Bonjela®?

Bonjela® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Especially if you are taking warfarin.

Does food or alcohol interact with Bonjela®?

Bonjela® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Bonjela®?

Bonjela® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Bonjela®.

What is the dose of Bonjela® for an adult?

Apply small amount onto affected area, repeated after 20 minutes then every 3 hrs.

What is the dose of Bonjela® for a child?

Under 3 months, not recommended; over 3 months, apply small amount onto affected area, repeated after 20 minutes then every 3 hrs.

How is Bonjela® available?

Bonjela® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Gel

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Bonjela®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: June 20, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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