Orajel extra strength
Orajel extra strength and what it is used for
The name of your medication is Orajel Extra Strength. It contains benzocaine at a concentration of 20% w/w.
Benzocaine belongs to a class of medications known as local anaesthetics. It effectively relieves pain by numbing the affected area.
Orajel Extra Strength relieves temporary toothache discomfort caused by a fractured tooth or filling.
2. Before you use ORAJEL EXTRA STRENGTH
Do not use Orajell Extra Strength:
• If you have had an allergic reaction to benzocaine or any of the ingredients in the gel particularly sorbic acid. An
allergic reaction may include a rash, stinging, swelling or itching. This product contains sorbic acid, which may
cause local skin reactions (eg contact dermatitis).
• If you have been told by your doctor that you have difficulty converting a component of your blood called
methaemoglobin to haemoglobin. See section 4 for more details.
• In children below the age of 12 years
Taking other medicines
Do not use Orajell Extra Strength if you are taking any antibiotics called sulphonamides, for example
co-trimoxazole, as benzocaine may prevent them from working well.
Please tell your doctor, pharmacist or dentist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, make sure it is safe for you to apply Orajell Extra Strength.
If you are unsure, talk to your pharmacist, doctor or dentist.
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3. How to use ORAJEL EXTRA STRENGTH
If you are unsure, you should check with your doctor, pharmacist or dentist.
Avoid taking hot drinks whilst using Orajell Extra Strength.
For adults and children 12 years and over, remove cap, cut open tip of tube and with a clean finger apply an
amount of gel the size of a green pea into the tooth cavity.
Do not use in children below the age of 12 years.
You can use Orajell Extra Strength up to a maximum of 4 times a day.
Orajell Extra Strength is intended for short-term use until you can get to a dentist. It should not be used
If the toothache persists, consult your dentist.