Generic name: Carbamide Peroxide Liquid [ KAR-ba-mide-per-OKS-ide ]
Brand names: Cankaid, Gly-Oxide
Drug class: Mouth and throat products
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 31, 2023.
Uses of Gly-Oxide:
- It is used to treat canker sores.
- It is used to treat mouth irritation.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Gly-Oxide?
- If you have an allergy to carbamide peroxide or any other part of Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid).
- If you are allergic to Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid); any part of Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Gly-Oxide?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
- This medicine may cause harm if a large amount is swallowed. If a large amount of Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Talk with the doctor before giving Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) to a child younger than 2 years of age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Gly-Oxide) best taken?
Use Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Use Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) after meals and at bedtime or as you have been told by your doctor.
- Do not swallow Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid).
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- If you use Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) on a regular basis, put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad irritation where Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) is used.
What are some other side effects of Gly-Oxide?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Irritation where Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid) is used.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Gly-Oxide?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in the original container to protect from light.
- Protect from heat.
- Put the cap back on after you are done using your dose.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Gly-Oxide (carbamide peroxide liquid), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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