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Please see the below FAQ’s for more information on Andolex® products.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Andolex®-C Spray and Oral Rinse contain the same active ingredients.1 Andolex®-C Spray provides on-target relief of sore mouths, throats and gums due its 3600 rotating nozzle.1,3 It is travel-handy, so that you can take it with you anywhere you go for all day relief (please refer to the package insert, use only as directed). The stay-in-place cap eliminates dust exposure, and limits leakage.Andolex®-C Oral Rinse can be used in the comfort of your home to cover a wider surface area to relieve sore and inflamed throats, mouths and gums and to reduce the development of plaque.1,6
Benzydamine HCL has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving) and local anaesthetic properties to relieve pain, inflammation and swelling of the throat, mouth and gums.4 It works fast to provide relief from conditions such as pharyngitis, laryngitis, aphthous ulcers, oral mucositis and ulcers following radiotherapy.3,4,5
Chlorhexidine Gluconate is a broad spectrum antiseptic which gets to work within 30 seconds.6,18 It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal actions, and has been shown to reduce plaque formation at an optimal concentration.6,7 Chlorhexidine is combined with benzydamine in the Andolex® -C range for the relief of a sore throat, mouth or gums which may be accompanied by minor infections, e.g. viral or bacterial infections,1,9 tonsilitis4,20 and after periodontal surgery.4,6 The Chlorhexidine Gluconate contained in Andolex®-C Anti-bacterial Mouthwash helps improve oral health by killing and inhibiting the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi and helps reduce plaque formation to prevent gum disease (e.g. gingivitis and periodontitis).6
Apply 1 cm of gel with your fingertip directly to the affected area, every 2 to 3 hours, up to a maximum of 12 applications per day. Andolex®-C Gel is suitable for adults and children older than 6 years.9
Adults and children older than 6 years may suck 1 lozenge every 1 to 2 hours, to a maximum of 12 lozenges per day.10
Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and the use of an anti-bacterial mouthwash such as Andolex®-C Anti-bacterial Mouthwash can kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria which causes plaque buildup and can lead to gum disease.21
Plaque is the sticky, colourless film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It makes teeth “feel fuzzy” to the tongue and is most noticeable when teeth are not brushed.21 Bacteria in plaque can build-up and lead to gum disease.11,12
Flu symptoms are usually much worse than cold symptoms, hits you fast and hard and affects your entire body. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme fatigue, and dry cough are more intense with the flu. Common cold symptoms are not as severe. A cold often begins with a sore throat and includes a runny or stuffy nose. Most symptoms of a cold tend to be above the neck.8
There is no absolute way to prevent all mouth ulcers. Avoid foods that irritate the mouth including acidic and spicy foods. See your dentist to determine if any dental hardware or teeth may be irritating your mouth. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and supplement as necessary. Try to reduce your stress and always maintain good oral hygiene.17
No, the common cold is mostly caused by a viral infection. Antibiotics do not work effectively against viruses. If you are unsure or have any questions regarding your treatment or condition, speak to your healthcare professional.8
The Andolex®-C range (red) contains Benzydamine HCL and Chlorhexidine and should be used when there is a minor infection of the mouth or throat tissue. The Andolex range (green) only contains Benzydamine HCL and should be used when there is no infection present.1,3
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The safety of Andolex products in pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Please consult your doctor or gynaecologist for medical advise.