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Zilactin-B Gel is a topical medication used to provide relief from mouth sores and canker sores. It contains the local anesthetic Benzocaine that works by numbing the affected area, reducing pain and discomfort. Zilactin-B gel forms a bioadhesive film over the sore that helps promote healing and protects the lesion from further irritation.
Use and Dosage
Use Zilactin B Gel as directed by your doctor or as indicated on the label, do not use it more than four times a day. Apply a thin layer of the medication on the affected area and allow it to stay for at least one minute before spitting out or rinsing your mouth.
Stop using Zilactin B Gel and tell your doctor if your sore throat is severe or if it lasts for more than 2 days, or if your sore mouth symptoms last more than 7 days, or if you have a fever, headache, rash, swelling, nausea, or vomiting. You may have a serious medical problem that may require different treatment. If your condition lasts or gets worse, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
Common Side Effects of Zilactin B Gel (Benzocaine - non-Rx):
- Mild stinging, burning, or itching where the medicine is applied
- Skin tenderness or redness
- Dry white flakes at the application site
Serious Side Effects of Zilactin B Gel (Benzocaine - non-Rx):
- Difficulty breathing
- Fast heartbeats
- Feeling light-headed or short of breath
- Oozing, blistering, or any signs of infection
- Pale, blue, or gray appearance of the skin, lips, or fingernails
- Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights
- Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats fluttering in the chest shortness of breath sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out.
- Severe burning, stinging, or sensitivity where the medicine is applied
- Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Swelling, warmth, or redness
Forms and Strengths
Zilactin B Gel (Benzocaine - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Zilactin B Gel: Gel
- Zilactin-B Gel should not be used if there is a known allergy to benzocaine or any other ingredient in the medication.
- Avoid using too much Zilactin-B, as overdosing can lead to serious side effects such as methemoglobinemia, which reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood.
- Zilactin-B should not be used for an extended period without consulting a healthcare professional.
- Zilactin-B Gel may cause stinging, burning, and irritation at the site of application.
- Zilactin-B Gel is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years.
- Zilactin-B Gel should not be used to treat large areas of the body or for prolonged periods of time.
- Zilactin-B Gel may interact with other medications and should be used with caution when combined with other topical medications, such as other pain relievers or antibacterial creams.
- Follow the usage instructions provided on the product label and not exceed the recommended dosage.
- Zilactin-B Gel should not be used on open wounds, broken skin, or in the mouth and throat of children under 12 years old, as it can cause serious side effects.
- If the symptoms do not improve or worsen after using Zilactin-B Gel and consult a healthcare professional.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a healthcare professional before using Zilactin-B Gel.
- Zilactin-B Gel should not be used if the skin or mucous membranes in the area of application are infected.
- Zilactin-B Gel should not be used in combination with other products that contain benzocaine, as it increases the risk of overdose.
- Zilactin-B Gel should be stored at room temperature and out of reach of children and pets.
- Zilactin-B Gel should not be ingested or applied to the eyes, as it can cause serious harm. If it occurs accidentally, medical attention should be sought immediately.
- Zilactin-B Gel may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as liver disease or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, and they should consult a healthcare professional before using it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often can I apply Zilactin B gel?
Zilactin B gel can be applied up to four times a day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Can Zilactin B gel be used on open wounds?
Zilactin B gel should not be used on open wounds or broken skin.
Can Zilactin B gel be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a healthcare professional before using Zilactin B gel.
How long does the numbing effect of Zilactin B gel last?
The numbing effect of Zilactin B gel may last up to 6 hours.
It's important to purchase Zilactin B Gel from verified Canadian pharmacy.