Anbesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Liquid

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Abesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Liquid

Anbesol Liquid is a local anaesthetic which works by stopping the sensation of pain. It can be used to help relieve pain caused by mouth ulcers and sore gums.


  • Suitable for the elderly 
  • Suitable for adolescents and children aged between 10-18 years old
  • Effective pain relief
  • No sugar

If you still have symptoms after 3 days, speak to your doctor or dentist.

How to use;

Follow these instructions carefully and never change the dose yourself. Do not exceed the stated dose. Adults, the Elderly and adolescents and Children aged 10-18 years old:

Apply undiluted to the affected area using a clean fingertip.

Two applications of the solution straight away will normally be enough for pain relief. 

Do not apply more frequently than every 3 hours, or as directed by the doctor or dentist. If you still have symptoms after 3 days, speak to your doctor or dentist.

Do not persist with any of this solution if results seem unsatisfactory, except on doctor’s advice.

If you use more Anbesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Oromucosal solution than you should: If anyone used more Anbesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Oromucosal solution than they should, or if large quantities of the solution are accidentally swallowed, contact your doctor or your nearest Accident and Emergency department, taking this leaflet and pack with you.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you have open wounds or damaged areas in the lining of your mouth as this may result in too much of the active ingredients being absorbed.

Do not use more Anbesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Oromucosal Solution than recommended (refer to Section 3) as this may result in the active ingredients being absorbed into the body causing serious side effects, such as convulsions (fits). Other medicines and Anbesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Oromucosal Solution

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any of the following medicines as they may interfere with Anbesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Oromucosal Solution: 

Other anaesthetics or medicines similar to lidocaine for example antiarrhythmic drugs such as mexiletine which are used to control abnormal heartbeats 

Erythromycin a type of antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections • Itraconazole a type of antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections 

Antiarrhythmic drugs such as amiodarone which are used to control abnormal heartbeats 

Cimetidine used to treat stomach ulcers or heartburn • Beta-blockers used to treat heart conditions, high blood pressure or migraine 

Calcium chloride used for the treatment of hypocalcaemia (low calcium levels) or as a food additive 

Codeine phosphate used to treat pain, diarrhoea or relieve coughs

Diamorphine hydrochloride a painkiller used to treat severe pain

Papaveretum used to treat moderate to severe pain and to calm you before an operation 

Quinine hydrochloride used to treat malaria or leg cramps

Methylcellulose used to treat constipation Anbesol

Non-ionic surfactants such as cetomacrogol 1000 and polysorbate 80 which are used in medicines, foods and cosmetics

Pregnancy, fertility and breast-feeding If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. If you are breast-feeding small amounts of the active ingredient lidocaine will pass into your breast milk but in such small quantities that it should not harm your baby if this medicine is used as directed.

Driving and using machines Anbesol Anaesthetic Antiseptic Oromucosal solution is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients This medicine contains chlorocresol and the azo dyes amaranth (E123) and sunset yellow (E110) which may cause allergic reactions. This medicine contains 151mg of alcohol (ethanol) in each dose (0.25 ml), which is equivalent to 604 mg/ml (65.6% w/v). The amount in 0.25 ml of this medicine is equivalent to less than 4 ml beer or 2 ml wine. Th

Active ingredients;

Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.90% w/w, Chlorocresol 0.10% w/w, Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.02% w/w.

Also contains: Ethanol, Levomenthol, Glycerol, Purified Water, E104, E110, E123,E142.


Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.



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