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Aphtin (sodium tetraborate) - solution for use in the mouth

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Aphtin solution for use in the oral cavity; 200 mg / g (20%); 10 g Prolab 1.50 Check
Aphtin solution for use in the oral cavity; 200 mg / g (20%); 15 g Prolab b / d Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:sodium tetraborate

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Aphtin?

The drug has a disinfecting, antifungal and astringent effect.

What does Aphtin contain and how does it work?

The product contains sodium tetraborate (borax). It is used as a weak antiseptic. Boric acid and its salts belong to cellular poisons. They have a dehydrating effect on cellular cytoplasm, which leads to disturbances of the electrolyte and acid-base balance.
Borax binds irreversibly to structural and functional proteins of bacterial or fungal cells, resulting in bacteriostatic and antifungal activity.
The topical preparation can be absorbed through the mucous membrane, but the glycerol contained in the preparation prevents this process. It provides only the local antiseptic effect of borax, protecting against systemic absorption.

When should I use Aphtin?

The preparation is indicated for the treatment of thrush - yeast infections of mucous membranes.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients. Contraindications to the use of the preparation are also: extensive damage to the mucous membrane and severe renal dysfunction.

Take special care with Aphtin?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The drug should not be used for a long time. The preparation should not be swallowed. Use with caution in people with impaired renal function. Due to the risk of systemic effects, the preparation should be used with caution in children.

Dosage of Aphtin

The preparation is a solution for use in the mouth. Use the preparation as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
Adults and children after 1 year of age.
Change the affected areas with 1 or 2 drops of the preparation 2 or 3 times a day. Leaching should last 3-10 days; in children, use no longer than 3-5 days.
Children under the age of 1.
In children under one year of age, the preparation can be used only after consulting a doctor.

Can I use Aphtin during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor before using the product.
Due to the lack of data, the preparation should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter. In particular, consult your doctor if you are using any of the medicines listed below, as you may need to change your dosage or stop taking your medicine.
Agents containing alkaloate salts, mercuric chloride, zinc sulfate, metal ions, gums, inorganic acids can inactivate the formulation.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Aphtin can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
The following may occur: eating disorders, gastrointestinal disturbances (vomiting, diarrhea), menstrual disorders, confusion, convulsions, anemia, weakness, mucosal scaling, inflammation of the skin and damage to the kidney tubules.

Other preparations on the Polish market containing sodium tetraborate

Aphtin (liquid)
Aphtin (liquid for use in the mouth)
Aphtin Aflofarm (liquid)