Treating canker sores.
Amlexanox is an anti-inflammatory agent. How amlexanox works is not fully known. It appears to stop inflammatory reactions (eg, pain, redness, swelling) and allow sores to heal.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Amlexanox . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Amlexanox . Because little, if any, of Amlexanox is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Amlexanox may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Amlexanox as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Amlexanox .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Short-term pain, stinging, or burning at the application site.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); inflammation of the lining of the mouth.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; vomiting.Proper storage of Amlexanox :
Store Amlexanox at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Amlexanox out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Amlexanox . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.