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Aphthasol Side Effects

Generic Name: amlexanox topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about amlexanox topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Aphthasol.

For the Consumer

Applies to amlexanox topical: paste

Along with its needed effects, amlexanox topical (the active ingredient contained in Aphthasol) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of amlexanox topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less Common or Rare

  • Burning, stinging, or pain at place medicine is applied
  • inflammation of mucous membranes
  • diarrhea
  • nausea

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.

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