Gelclair

Generic Name: Polyvinylpyrrolidone

  • What is Gelclair?

    Gelclair is a medicine used to relieve pain in your mouth by adhering to the mucosal surfaces of your mouth, soothing lesions in your mouth (including inflammation of your mouth caused by cancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy), irritation caused by oral surgery, or traumatic ulcers caused by braces, dentures, or disease. Also, Gelclair is used to treat mouth ulcers called diffuse aphthous ulcers.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Gelclair?

    Rinse your mouth with Gelclair for at least 1 minute or as long as possible to coat your tongue, palate, throat, inside of your cheeks, and all tissue in your mouth. Do not eat or drink for at least 1 hour after using Gelclair.

    Do not use any packet that is not intact (torn, split, or otherwise damaged in any way).

    Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 7 days of treatment with Gelclair.

  • Who should not take Gelclair?

    Do not use Gelclair if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Gelclair?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Gelclair. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is 1 packet 3 times a day or as needed.

  • How should I take Gelclair?

    Use Gelclair exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    Pour the entire contents of 1 single-use Gelclair packet into a glass and add 1 tablespoon of water. If this is too thick, you can add 1-2 more teaspoonfuls of water. Stir the mixture well and use immediately. Rinse around the mouth for at least 1 minute or as long as possible. Gargle and spit out. If water is not available, Gelclair can be used undiluted.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Gelclair.

  • What should I avoid while taking Gelclair?

    Do not eat or drink for at least 1 hour after using Gelclair.

    Do not use any packet that is not intact.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Gelclair?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Gelclair at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Gelclair?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning sensation in your mouth

  • Can I receive Gelclair if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Gelclair during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Gelclair?

    Gelclair should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor. If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Gelclair?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from direct sunlight.