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Amlexanox topical Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 7, 2023.

Applies to amlexanox topical: mucous membrane paste.

Warning

Use this medication as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. You may feel a slight burning or stinging when you first apply amlexanox oral paste. Talk to your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effects.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking amlexanox topical: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using amlexanox and call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

Less serious side effects may include may a slight stinging or burning when you first apply the medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to amlexanox topical: mucous membrane paste.

Local

Local side effects have included transient stinging, pain or burning at the site of application in 1% to 2% of patients.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included contact mucositis, nausea, and diarrhea in less than 1% of patients.[Ref]

References

1. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.