Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel (Benzocaine - non Rx)

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Drug Description


Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel is an oral pain relief gel used to provide fast and effective relief from toothaches, gum pain, canker sores, and denture pain. It contains the active ingredient benzocaine.

Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel works by numbing the area where it is applied. The active ingredient in the gel is benzocaine, which is a local anesthetic that works by blocking the nerve signals that carry pain sensations to the brain. When applied topically to the affected area, the benzocaine in Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel temporarily numbs the nerves in the area, thereby reducing pain and discomfort.

Use and Dosage

Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel should only be used as directed and should not be applied more frequently than every 2 hours, or for longer than 7 days unless directed by a doctor. If your symptoms persist or worsen, or if you experience any adverse effects, stop using the product and consult with a healthcare professional.

To use Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel for relief from mouth pain, follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Remove the cap from the tube.
  3. Use your fingertip or a cotton swab to apply a small amount of the gel to the affected area.
  4. You can repeat this application every 2-4 hours as needed.
  5. Be sure to cap the tube tightly after use and store it at room temperature (20-25 degrees Celsius).

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel (Benzocaine – non-Rx):

  • Dry white flakes at the application site.
  • Mild stinging burning or itching where the medicine is applied
  • Skin tenderness or redness

Serious Side Effects of Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel (Benzocaine – non-Rx):

  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fast heartbeats
  • Feeling light-headed or short of breath
  • Hives
  • Oozing blistering or any signs of infection
  • Pale blue or gray appearance of the skin lips or fingernails
  • Severe burning stinging or sensitivity where the medicine is applied
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Warmth or redness

Forms and Strength

Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel (Benzocaine – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:

Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel: Gel

  • 20%


  • Only use as directed on the packaging or by a healthcare provider.
  • Do not use it on children under 2 years old without consulting a healthcare provider.
  • Talk to a healthcare provider before using if you have any medical conditions, such as heart disease or high blood pressure.
  • Do not use it if you are allergic to benzocaine or any other ingredients in the gel.
  • Avoid getting the gel in your eyes or mouth.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose or use for more than seven days without consulting a healthcare provider.
  • Stop using the gel and seek medical attention if you experience any allergic reactions or severe side effects such as swelling, itching, rash, or difficulty breathing.
  • Do not use it if the gel has changed color or consistency, or if it has passed its expiration date.
  • Avoid using the gel on open sores or wounds in the mouth, as this can increase the risk of infection.
  • Do not use the gel along with other oral pain relievers or local anesthetics without first consulting a healthcare provider.
  • Keep the gel out of the reach of children, as accidental ingestion can be dangerous.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel for all types of oral pain?

The gel is designed to provide relief for toothaches, gum pain, canker sores, and denture pain. However, talk to a healthcare provider before using the gel on any other types of oral pain.

How long does it take for the gel to work?

The speed at which the gel works may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the pain. However, many users report feeling relief within minutes.

Can I use Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Talk to a healthcare provider before using the gel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel addictive?

No, the gel is not addictive. However, follow all instructions and cautions on the packaging.

Can I use Anbesol Maximum Strength Gel on my tongue or throat?

No, the gel is designed for use on teeth, gums, and other oral surfaces, but not on the tongue or throat.



Additional information

Generic name:

Benzocaine – non Rx





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