Active substance: CLOVE OIL

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Important information about Clove Oil
• This medicine is applied onto the affected
tooth and gives temporary relief of toothache.
• It can be used on adults, the elderly and
children over 2 years old.


• Do not use in teething.
• Do not use on surrounding gums.
• Talk to your dentist as soon as possible.

Clove Oil has a local anaesthetic and mild
antiseptic effect and can be used to relieve
toothache temporarily.

2. Before you use this
Do not use the medicine....

Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

• If you or your child have an allergy to Clove
Oil, Eugenol or Peru Balsam.
• For teething pain in children.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you or your child have….

• Blood that does not clot easily.
• Diseased or damaged gums.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you or your child are taking….

• Medicines used to prevent blood clotting such
as warfarin, as the anti-clotting effects could
be increased by using Clove Oil.

3. How to use this medicine
Important things you need to know

• Use with caution in the mouth.
• Avoid contact with the skin and gums.
• Repeated use may cause gum damage.
• See your dentist as soon as possible.
Apply it only to the affected tooth.

Adults, the elderly and children
over 2 years old

• Apply a small amount to a cotton bud and
place directly on the affected tooth as required.
• Not recommended for children under 2 years old.

If you swallow some

Swallowing small amounts of Clove Oil once
applied to your tooth is unlikely to cause a
If you accidentally swallow liquid straight from
the bottle see a doctor straight away.
Take the pack with you to show which medicine
you have swallowed.

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1. What the medicine is for

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

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Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Clove Oil
should not be used in pregnancy unless the
doctor has told you to do so.

• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Keep the bottle tightly closed and protected
from light.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this

What is in this medicine

The active ingredient is: clove oil 100%.
There are no other ingredients.

What the medicine looks like

Clove Oil is a yellow liquid which has a strong
smell of cloves.
It is supplied in 10ml and 50ml bottles.

Marketing authorisation holder and
Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.

This leaflet was revised in September 2013

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6. Further information


Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
Alternatively you can call Freephone 0808 100 3352
(available from 10am to 2pm Mondays to

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If you notice these or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

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5. Storing this medicine

Like all medicines, Clove Oil can have side
effects, although these don’t affect everyone.
Side effects are:
• Temporary skin irritation.
• Dermatitis (skin rash, itching, flaking).
• Swelling of the lips.
• Blistering and swelling in the mouth.
• You may also become sensitive to Clove Oil.


4. Possible side effects


Clove Oil

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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