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Oragard B 20% Gel

Manufacturer: Colgate-Palmolive Company
Medicine composition: Benzocaine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: July 20, 2019

Oragard B 20% Gel is a local anesthetic, which is used as a pain reliever. It helps alleviate pain caused by skin irritations, sore throat, sunburn, teething pain, vaginal or rectal irritation, ingrown toenails, hemorrhoids etc. This drug comes in many forms including dental gel, topical solution, topical ointment, otic solution, spray, topical gel, dental cream.

Side effects of Oragard B 20% Gel include headache, breathing problems, increased sweating, seizures, urticaria, rash, edema, contact dermatitis, itching and vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention in case the side effects persist.

Before using this medicine talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding; if you are taking any other medicine; tell your doctor about any known allergies you might have; if you have diabetes or skin irritation.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • pain

  • Skin irritation

  • Allergy

    Avoid this medication if you are allergic to it or any of its constituents.
  • Pulmonary haemorrhage

  • Cough

  • Headache

  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

  • Renal injury

  • Vomiting.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Studies carried out on humans and animals have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Doctor consultation is recommended in such cases.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible and avoid taking it if its almost time for the other dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    A doctor should be consulted immediately if such a situation is suspected.

Oragard B 20% Gel is a local anesthetic that acts as analgesic. It binds reversibly to sodium channels and decreases neuron permeability to sodium ions. This inhibits neuronal membrane depolarization, which stops nerve impulse initiation and conduction.

Ques: What is Oragard B 20% Gel?

Ans: Benzocaine is a salt which performs its action by obstructing pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain. Benzocaine is used to treat conditions such as Local anesthesia of oral and pharyngeal mucous membranes, Ear ache, Surgical or procedural local anesthesia, and Anesthesia for hemorrhoids.

Ques: What are the uses of Oragard B 20% Gel?

Ans: Benzocaine is a salt, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Local anesthesia of oral and pharyngeal mucous membranes, Ear ache, Surgical or procedural local anesthesia, and Anesthesia for hemorrhoids.The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Benzocaine to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Oragard B 20% Gel?

Ans: Benzocaine is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Benzocaine which are as follows: Methemoglobinemia, Seizures, Coma, Irregular heartbeat, Respiratory depression, Contact dermatitis, and Anaphylaxis. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Benzocaine.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Oragard B 20% Gel?

Ans: Benzocaine should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: Should I use Oragard B 20% Gel empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: Taking this medication with the food will be much beneficial than using it on an empty stomach, as the mechanism of the medication requires nutrients to carry out the reaction. Taking it on an empty stomach may cause abdominal discomfort as well. Please consult a doctor before using Benzocaine

Ques: How long do I need to use Oragard B 20% Gel before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: There is no specific time duration of using this medication in which you can see improvement in your condition. The doctor will prescribe you the doses according to your condition. It is advised to consult your doctor while you are under the usage of medication, to analyze your improvement and tell whether to stop using Benzocaine or not.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: The diet should be normal, there is nothing as such to avoid. However, eating healthy, doing physical exercises and avoiding any kind of harmful practices like smoking or drinking can uplift your health.

Ques: Will Oragard B 20% Gel be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: Please follow the doses of the medication, as prescribed by your doctor. If you take more than the recommended doses of Benzocaine, it may cause some side effects. It is advised to ask your doctor to re-examine your condition if the severity in the health is not reducing.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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