Difflam Sore Throat Rinse contains the active substance benzydamine hydrochloride and belongs to the group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Difflam Sore Throat Rinse works by stopping pain and swelling (inflammation).
It is used to treat many painful conditions of the mouth and throat, including sore throats.
How much Difflam Sore Throat Rinse to use:
- Adults, adolescents and elderly: The usual dose is 15 ml every 1½ to 3 hours. Use the measuring cup provided to measure the dose.
- Children: This medicine is not suitable for children aged 12 years or under
- The active substance is benzydamine hydrochloride. Each 15 ml contains 22.5 mg of Benzydamine hydrochloride.
- The other ingredients are ethanol, glycerol, saccharin, sodium hydrogen carbonate, mouthwash flavour 52 503/T, polysorbate 20, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, quinoline
yellow (E104) and patent blue V (E131), purified water
Warnings and restrictions
- This medicine contains glycerol, which may cause headache, upset stomach and diarrhoea.
- If you take too much Difflam Sore Throat Rinse or you accidentally swallow large quantities of this product, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
- Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
- Do not use Difflam Sore Throat Rinse after the expiry date on the bottle.
- The expiry date refers to the last day of the printed month.
- If you store the product without the original carton, make sure it is kept out of the direct sunlight.
- Do not dispose of medicines via waste water or household waste.
- Return any medicine you no longer need to your pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Difflam Sore Throat Rinse can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some side effects could be serious. If you have any of the side effects listed below, seek immediate medical help:
- Serious allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock), signs of which include difficulty breathing, chest pain or chest tightness, feeling dizzy/faint, severe itching of the skin or raised lumps on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat. Some of these symptoms may potentially be life threatening.