What is Gum® Canker-X used for?
Gum® Canker-X is commonly used for:
How should I take Gum® Canker-X?
Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Apply 1 or 2 drops of gel to cover the whole sore.
Apply a thin coat of gel with a cotton swab or clean finger.
Do not touch the sore with the tongue for at least two minutes after application to allow the protective barrier to form.
Avoid eating or drinking for one hour.
For external use only.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use this medication.
How do I store Gum® Canker-X?
Gum® Canker-X is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Gum® Canker-X in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Gum® Canker-X 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 Gum® Canker-X 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 Gum® Canker-X?
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 Gum® Canker-X or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Do not use if tamper evident seals have been removed.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Gum® Canker-X during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Gum® Canker-X.
What side effects can occur from Gum® Canker-X?
Seek medical attention immediately if:
- Allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting.
- Condition worsens.
- Symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days.
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 Gum® Canker-X?
Gum® Canker-X 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 Gum® Canker-X?
Gum® Canker-X 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 Gum® Canker-X?
Gum® Canker-X 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 Gum® Canker-X.
What is the dose of Gum® Canker-X for an adult?
Apply gel directly to canker or mouth sore as often as needed.
What is the dose of Gum® Canker-X for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. 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 Gum® Canker-X available?
Gum® Canker-X is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
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 Gum® Canker-X, 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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Review Date: October 23, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019
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Gum® Canker-X. http://www.gumbrand.com/oral-pain-relief/canker-mouth-sores/gum-canker-x-gel-1772ra.html. Accessed October 23, 2017