What is Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride) used for?
Difflam® is commonly used for relieving pain and irritation of the mouth and throat.
How should I take Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride)?
Take Difflam® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule. You should keep the lozenge under your tongue and let it dissolve slowly in your mouth up to three times a day.
Read the label carefully before using Difflam®.
Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
How do I store Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride)?
Difflam® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Difflam® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Difflam® 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 Difflam® 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 Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride)?
Before using Difflam®, tell your doctor if you have:
- 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 Difflam® or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breast-feeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Difflam® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Difflam®.
What side effects can occur from Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride)?
Some of side effects are listed below:
- Any sudden swelling in the mouth/ throat
- Difficulty breathing
- Rash or itching especially if affecting the whole body
- Sensation and dryness of the mouth
- Sensitivity to light
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.
What drugs may interact with Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride)?
Difflam® 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.
Does food or alcohol interact with Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride)?
Difflam® 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 Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride)?
Difflam® 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.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride).
What is the dose of Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride) for an adult?
Recommended daily dose for adults is one lozenge taken 3 times. Do not take more than 3 lozenges per day.
What is the dose of Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride) for a child?
Recommended daily dose for children overs 6 years old is one lozenge taken 3 times. Do not take more than 3 lozenges per day.
For children from 6 to 11 years old: Difflam® should be administered under an adult supervision.
It may be unsafe for children under 6 years old. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Difflam® (Benzydamine Hydrochloride) available?
Difflam® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Lozenge, 3 mg of Benzydamine Hydrochloride
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 Difflam®, 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.
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