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Medications for Mucositis

About Mucositis:  Inflammation of a mucous membrane. Oral mucositis is a common complication of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Drugs Used to Treat Mucositis

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
chlorhexidine C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Brand names:  Peridex, Periogard, Denti-Rinse, PerioChip, Acclean …show all

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage,

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Peridex C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Gelclair N N Add review Rate

Generic name: sodium hyaluronate topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Biotene Mouthwash N N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Periogard C N 1 review
10

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

palifermin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: palifermin systemic

Brand name:  Kepivance

Drug class: miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

saliva substitutes N N 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Brand names:  Biotene Mouthwash, NeutraSal, Caphosol, Aquoral, Salivart, Biotene Oral Balance, Numoisyn, Glandosane Unflavored, Moi-Stir, Mouth Kote, Optimoist, SalivaMAX, Xerolube, XyliMelts …show all

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage,

NeutraSal N N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Caphosol N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Aquoral N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Salivart N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

sodium hyaluronate N N Add review Rate

Generic name: sodium hyaluronate topical

Brand name:  Gelclair

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage,

Denti-Rinse C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Kepivance C N Add review Rate

Generic name: palifermin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Biotene Oral Balance N N 1 review
10

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Numoisyn N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

PerioChip C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Acclean C N Add review Rate

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Glandosane Unflavored N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Moi-Stir N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Mouth Kote N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Optimoist N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

SalivaMAX N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Xerolube N N Add review Rate

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

XyliMelts N N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: saliva substitutes topical

Drug class: mouth and throat products

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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