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Composition for TANTUM


food interaction for TANTUM

alcohol interaction for TANTUM

pregnancy interaction for TANTUM

lactation interaction for TANTUM

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tantum gel at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tantum gel is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Tantum gel is used in the treatment of pain and inflammation caused by sore throat, sore tongue and gums, mouth ulcers, discomfort and pain caused by dental surgeries, removal of tonsils (tonsillectomy) or the use of a naso-gastric tube, or oral ulceration due to radiation therapy.

How it works

Tantum gel belongs to a class of medication called as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting the production of chemical (prostaglandin) which causes pain and inflammation, thereby providing relief.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Allergic skin rash, Shortness of breath


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Expert advice for TANTUM

• Benzydamine can be diluted with water if ‘stinging’ occurs when used undiluted. 
• Rinse immediately with plenty of water in case of contact with eyes. 
• Do not use the benzydamine continuously for more than 7 days and consult your doctor if the pain and inflammation persists even after 7 days of consequent use. 
• Do not swallow the mouthwash. Seek immediate medical attention if large amounts of benzydamine have been accidently consumed as it may cause mucosal irritation.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients who are allergic to benzydamine or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to children < 6 years. 

Frequently asked questions for TANTUM


Q. Is benzydamine over the counter?
No, benzydamine is not available over-the-counter. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner.
Q. Does benzydamine contain alcohol/penicillin?
Yes, benzydamine contains 96% ethanol.
Q. Does listerine contain benzydamine?
No, it does not contain benzydamine.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)