Bonjela Cool Mint Gel
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Read all of th|s leaflet carefully berfause it contains important information for you.
This medicine! is available without prescription. However, yoir still need to use Bonjela carefully to get the best results from it. i_
jKeep this leaflet. You may need td> read it again.
|Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice. | j
You must contact a doctor if yourjsymptoms Worsen or do not improve after 7 days.
Ilf any side effect gets serious, or if you notice any jside effect noi listed in this leaflet please tell your Idoctor or pharmacist. |
jin this leaflet:!
1. What Bonjela Cool Mint Gel isjand what it ! is used for i
'2. Before you! use Bonjela Cool Mint Gel |3. Howto use Bonjela Cool Mint'Gel
4. Possible side effects !
5. How to stojre Bonjela Cool Miijit Gel
j6. Further information i
1. WHAT BONJELA COOL MINT GEL IS AND k WHAT IT IS USED FOR
jBonjela Cool Mint Gel is used to
i* relieve the p)ain and discomfort frf common jmouth ulcers and cold sores, i i* aid healing (if sore spots and uljcers due to Ventures and braces.
“BonjeTa Cool Mint Cells a dear, almost colourless gel, which is applied to the inside of the mouth or gums. It contains! choline salicylate (4 pain killer and anti-inflammatory) which soothes sore areas in the mouth and an antiseptic called cetalkonium chloride, which kjlls bacteria and heljis prevent infection.
Bonjela Cool Mint Gel is intended for adults and children over the agje of 16.
2. BEFORE YOU USE BONJELA COOL MINT GEL!
As with all medicines, Bonjela Cool Mint Gel may ! not be suitable frjr everybody. i !
Do not ! ! !
• give to childrens or adolescents uijder 16 years j
of age. This is because there is a possible link i between salicylates and Reye's syndrome when ! given to children. Reye's syndromejis a very rare disease which affects the brain and liver and can be fatal. j j j
• use if you are suffering from a stomach ulcer
• use if you are a|llergic to salicylates! or to any of ! the other ingredients in this product j
(see Section 6). ! ! !
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Taking other medicines
Salicylates may increase the effect of! blood i thinning medicines (anticoagulants) and can ' decrease the effect of medicines to treat gout ! (uricosurics) suchj as probenic acid, j benzbromarone. i i i
Speak to your pharmacist or doctor before taking this product withjother medicines, j
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant! planning to ! become pregnant, fir j
breast-feeding, speak to your i j doctor or your pharmacist. j
Important information about iome of the ingredients In Bonjela Cool Mjnt Gel
Bonjela Cool Mint Gel contains aismall amount of ethanol (alcojiol), less than 100njg per dose.
3. HOW TO USE BONJELA COOL MINT GEL
For adults and children over the age of 16 years only. ! !
- Mouth ulcets and sores
Massage approximately one centimetre (half an inch) of Bonjela Cool Mint Gel onjto the sore area. This can be repeated after 3 hours.
- Denture sofes
Massage approximately one centimetre of Bonjela Cool Mint Gel onto the sore area) and leave at least 30 minutes before reinsertirig the dentures. Do not apply Bonjela Cool Mint Gel directly onto the dentures.) )
Do not exceed the stated dose as salicylate toxicity may (occur as a result. !
If your symptpms do not go away after 7 days of treatment you should see your doctor or dentist.
In the case of a missed dose, sirjiply apply a new dose and follow the instructions described above. In the event pf an overdose, sedk medical advice. If you have aijiy further questionsjon the use of this product ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medidnes, Bonjela Cool Mint Gel can cause side effects, although not Everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions to salicylates ) such as an asthma attack may occur. I
If this gets serious, or if you notice any other side effects, please tell ytjur doctor or jiharmacist.1
Ink a | Varnish Free
5. HOW TO STORE BONJELA COOL MINT GEL
Keep out of the teach and sight of children.
Do not use Bonjela Cool Mint Gel afjer the expiry date which is stated on the carton and on the tube. The expiry date refers to the lajst day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
Medicines shoultjf not be disposed of) via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how fo dispose of medicjnes no longer required. These measures will help to protect the ' environment. )
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Bonjela Cool Mint Gel contains
The active ingredients (which make the medicine work) are cholinh salicylate 8.714% \nIw, cetalkonium chloride 0.01 % w/w. The other ingredients are ethanol, glycerol, menthol, hypromellose 451)10, mint flavour, sodjum saccharin and water. i
Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited, Hull HU87DS
Licence number: )PL00063/0122 Date of last revision 05/2010