WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Relieving pain from:
- Mouth ulcers.
- Reduce Baby Teething Pain
- Denture irritation.
- Sore spots from braces.
- Cold sores.
BONJELA GEL CONTAIN TWO ACTIVE INGREDIENTS, CHOLINE SALICYLATE AND CETALKONIUM CHLORIDE.
Choline salicylate belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is similar to, but not the same as aspirin. Choline salicylate works by blocking the action of a substance in the body called cyclo-oxygenase.
Cyclo-oxygenase is involved in the production of various chemicals in the body, including some known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins have many actions, and are involved in causing inflammation. The body produces prostaglandins in response to injury and they cause an increase in the blood supply to the area of damage. This results in swelling, heat, redness and pain in that area.
By blocking cyclo-oxygenase, choline salicylate prevents the formation of prostaglandins and hence reduces inflammation and pain in the area of the mouth it is applied to.
Cetalkonium chloride is an antiseptic that kills a variety of bacteria and fungi that might infect sore or broken skin in the mouth.
The choline salicylate in Bonjela gel is used to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by mouth ulcers, denture irritation, sore spots from braces and cold sores. The antiseptic helps prevent the irritated areas from getting infected and this can help them heal.
The gel should be massaged into the sore area of the mouth with a clean fingertip. Approximately half an inch of the gel should be used for adults over 16 years of age.
For denture irritation, leave 30 minutes after applying the gel before putting the dentures back in. Don't apply the gel directly to the dentures, as this can further irritate the gums.