Which medications in the drug class Miscellaneous throat and mouth products are used in the treatment of Pediatric Aphthous Ulcers?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Michael C Plewa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Miscellaneous throat and mouth products

These drugs accelerate aphthous ulcer (canker sore) healing.

Amlexanox oral paste (Aphthasol)

Mechanism of action is unknown, but elicits antiallergic and anti-inflammatory activity. Inhibits inflammatory mediators (ie, histamine, leukotrienes) from mast cells, neutrophils, and mononuclear cells. Available in 5 g tubes. One-fourth inch (about 0.5 cm) is approximately 100 mg of paste and contains 5 mg amlexanox.


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