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Bioadherent oral rinse gel for rapid and effective relief of oral mucositis pain
Oral mucositis (OM) is an acute inflammation and ulceration of the surface of the mouth and throat. Oral mucositis can be a significant problem, especially in patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. It can be an intensely painful condition that can limit swallowing and adequate nutritional intake.
Gelclair is a bioadherent oral rinse gel indicated for the management of pain and relief of pain by adhering to the mucosal surface of the mouth, soothing oral lesions of various etiologies, including oral mucositis/stomatitis (caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy), irritation due to oral surgery, traumatic ulcers caused by braces or ill-fitting dentures, or disease. Gelclair is also indicated for diffuse aphthous ulcers.
Gelclair exerts its pain-relieving effect by forming a protective barrier over exposed and sensitized nerve endings and by lubricating, hydrating, and coating the damaged tissues, without numbing, stinging, or drying.
To view a brief video of one cancer patients experience with oral mucositis and Gelclair®(oral rinse gel) please click on the link provided below. The video also includes helpful advice provided by Elizabeth Feldman MS DMD MS Maxillofacial Prosthodontist/Dental Oncologist, University of Florida Cancer Center Orlando, Orlando, Florida.
For more information about oral mucositis, Gelclair, how to order or how to prescribe the product, please click on the appropriate tab found at the top of this page.
Important Safety Information: Do not use Gelclair if there is a known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. No adverse events have been reported in clinical trials, although postmarketing reports have included infrequent complaints of burning sensation in the mouth. While Gelclair should not be swallowed, no adverse events are anticipated.
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