Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

How to use this medicine:

  • Apply this medicine to the canker sore as soon as you notice it.
  • Squeeze a small amount of the paste (about 1/4 inch) onto your fingertip. Using gentle pressure, dab the paste onto each sore in your mouth.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using amlexanox paste.
  • Keep using the medicine until the sore is healed. However, if it is not healed after 10 days, check with your doctor.
  • Do not get any of the paste in your eyes. If any gets in your eyes, wash them out with water right away.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For mucosal-local dosage form (oral paste):
    • For treatment of canker sores:
      • Adults—Apply to each canker sore in the mouth four times a day, after you brush your teeth after breakfast, lunch, dinner, and at bedtime.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.