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Medications for Aphthous Ulcer

Other names: Canker Sores; Mouth Ulcer; Ulcer, aphthous

About Aphthous Ulcer

These small sensitive painful craters in the mouth are common canker sores. There are many possible causes of apthous ulcers and frequently the cause is unknown.

Drugs used to treat Aphthous Ulcer

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
triamcinolone 10 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Brand names:  Oralone, Trianex

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dexamethasone 9.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand name:  De-Sone LA

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

FIRST Mouthwash BLM 10 2 reviews
Rx N N X

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / diphenhydramine / lidocaine / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Oralone Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

benzocaine 8.0 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Brand names:  Orajel, Anbesol, Zilactin-B, Benzo-Jel, Ora film, Denti-Care Denti-Freeze, Hurricaine, Laryngesic, Opahl, Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel …show all

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Orajel 8.0 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Trianex Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Anbesol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

De-Sone LA Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Zilactin-B Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Benzo-Jel Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ora film Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Denti-Care Denti-Freeze Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Hurricaine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Laryngesic Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Opahl Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Super Dent Topical Anesthetic Gel Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Topics under Aphthous Ulcer

Alternative treatments for Aphthous Ulcer

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Aphthous Ulcer. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Aphthous Ulcer.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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