Anbesol Teething Gel 10g

SKU : OTCANBTGEL10 PIP-Code : 0872002 EAN : 0000096032909
Anbesol Teething Gel provides temporary pain relief from teething, recurrent mouth ulcers and denture irritation.
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Anbesol Teething Gel

Anbesol Teething Gel provides temporary pain relief from teething, recurrent mouth ulcers and denture irritation. It contains lidocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic which works by stopping the sensation of pain, as well as chlorocresol and cetylpyridinium chloride to kill bacteria.  


Babies only
  • Apply a small amount of gel to a clean fingertip and spread gently onto the sore area of the gum. 
  • Do not apply more frequently than every 3 hours. 
Adults, the elderly and children:
  • Apply a small amount of gel to a clean fingertip and spread gently onto the sore area of the gum.
  • Two applications straight away will normally be enough for temporary pain relief.
  • Do not apply more frequently than every 3 hours.


  • Active Ingredients: Lidocaine Hydrochloride 1.0%w/w, Chlorocresol 0.1%w/w and Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.02%w/w.
  • Other Ingredients: Alcohol, Clove Oil, Glycerol, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Sodium Saccharin, Ponceau 4R (E124) and Purified Water.


  • Anbesol Teething Gel contains chlorocresol and the azo dye Ponceau 4R (E124) which may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
  • Anbesol Teething Gel contains 66.605% ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 0.754ml per dose, equivalent to 15.1ml beer, 6.3ml wine per dose which may be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. To be taken into account in pregnant or breastfeeding women, children and high risk groups such as patients with liver disease, or epilepsy.
Do not use Anbesol Teething Gel:
  • If you are allergic to lidocaine hydrochloride, chlorocresol, cetylpyridinium chloride, other anaesthetics similar to lidocaine or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
  • You have porphyria (a disease which causes stomach pain, constipation, changes in the colour of urine, skin rashes and disturbed behaviour).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Anbesol Teething Gel:
  • 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.
  • If symptoms continue for more than 7 days or recur frequently.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking, have recently taken or might take any of the following medicines as they may interfere with Anbesol Teething Gel:
    • 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 or as a food additive.
    • Codeine phosphate used to treat pain, diarrhoea or relieve coughs.
    • Diamorphine hydrochloride a painkiller used to treat severe pain.
    • Paveretum 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.
    • Non-ionic surfactants such as cetomacrogrol 1000 and polysorbate 80 which are used in medicines, foods and cosmetics.

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