What is the active ingredient in Kenalog in Orabase®?
Where can I use Kenalog in Orabase®?
How do I know if I have a mouth ulcer or a cold sore?
Why do I have a gritty feeling after applying Kenalog in Orabase®?
What’s the difference between products like Kenalog, and other mouth ulcer gels like SM33, Bonjela and Difflam?
- M33 Gel contains lignocaine, an anaesthetic ingredient that temporarily numbs the sensation of pain, as well as salicylic acid, which has an anti-inflammatory effect, and ethanol which acts as a antiseptic.6
- Bonjela Mouth Ulcer & Teething Gel contains choline salicylate, which is an anti-inflammatory pain relieving agent.7
- Difflam Mouth Gel contains Benzydamine hydrochloride (an anaesthetic ingredient) and cetylpyridinium chloride, which is an antibacterial agent).8
Unlike SM-33 Gel, Bonjela Mouth Ulcer Gel and Difflam Mouth Gel, Kenalog in Orabase® contains a corticosteroid ingredient called triamcinolone acetonide, within a moist-wound healing hydrocolloid paste (known as Orabase®). Kenalog in Orabase® delivers a triple action that speeds up the healing process, reduces pain and inflammation and forms a protective film barrier over the mouth ulcer or sore. Kenalog is also effective in suppressing the recurrence of mouth ulcers.2,3
There are other important differences with each of these products, so always speak to your pharmacist who will decide which product, if any, is suitable for treating your mouth ulcer symptoms.
Can I use an antiseptic mouth wash with Kenalog in Orabase®?
Does Kenalog in Orabase® have any side effects?
What is the minimum age for using Kenalog in Orabase®?
Can I use Kenalog in Orabase® during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, do not use this product unless advised otherwise by your doctor.1
Where can I buy Kenalog in Orabase®?
Kenalog in Orabase® is available in most leading pharmacies Australia-wide. To find your closest retailer visit our store finder page. Kenalog in Orabase® is a ‘Pharmacist Only Medicine’ and can be purchased from behind the dispensary counter in pharmacies, without needing a prescription. Ask to speak to your pharmacist if you would like to purchase Kenalog in Orabase®.3