GlaxoSmithKline | Aphthasol (Medication)


Aphthasol contains 5% amlexanox in an adhesive oral paste. Amlexanox oral paste, 5%, is indicated for the treatment of aphthous ulcers in people with normal immune systems. This medication is used to treat mouth (canker) sores. Canker sores usually heal on their own after 7 to 10 days.

This medication helps the sore heal faster so that you can eat/speak more comfortably. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. ...

Side Effect:

Temporary pain, stinging, or burning at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor/dentist or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor/dentist immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:increased mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. ...


Before using Aphthasol, tell your doctor/dentist or pharmacist if you are alergic to amlexanox or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor/dentist or pharmacist your medical history, especially of immune system problems.

Avoid alcohol and nicotine because these products can irritate the sores.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...