Anbesol vs Orajel for Sore Gums

Anbesol
(OTC)
Orajel
(OTC)
Satisfaction Score
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5.0
Extremely Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.3
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
11,424 Discussions
27,439 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Teething
#2 for Pain
#3 for Mouth Ulcers
#4 for Tooth Pain
#5 for Canker Sores
#6 for Teething Pain
Anbesol is approved for Teething and Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Teething
#2 for Drooling
#3 for Tooth Pain
#4 for Teething Pain
Orajel is approved for Teething and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Anb
Numbness
10
Exhaustion
1
Weight Loss
1
Weight Gain
1
Restlessness
1
Dehydration
1
Addiction
1
Tingling
1
Cancer
1
Stomach Problems
1
Ora
Sleep Disorders
1
Diarrhea
1
Severe Pain
1
Anxiety
1
Weight Gain
1
Paranoia
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Nausea
1
Methaemoglobinaemia
1
Cancer
1
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Anbesol
Anb
Orajel
Ora
Numbness
Anb
Ora
10
0
Exhaustion
Anb
Ora
1
0
Weight Loss
Anb
Ora
1
0
Weight Gain
Anb
Ora
1
1
Restlessness
Anb
Ora
1
0
Dehydration
Anb
Ora
1
0
Addiction
Anb
Ora
1
0
Tingling
Anb
Ora
1
0
Cancer
Anb
Ora
1
1
Stomach Problems
Anb
Ora
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Ora
Anb
1
0
Diarrhea
Ora
Anb
1
0
Severe Pain
Ora
Anb
1
0
Anxiety
Ora
Anb
1
0
Weight Gain
Ora
Anb
1
1
Paranoia
Ora
Anb
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Ora
Anb
1
0
Nausea
Ora
Anb
1
0
Methaemoglobinaemia
Ora
Anb
1
0
Cancer
Ora
Anb
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Anbesol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Anbesol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Orajel and alcohol.
Method of use
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Oral Gel
Oral Gel
Dosages
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Gel:
Liquid: 6.3%
Packet: 6.3%-0.5%
Gel: 7.5%, 10%, 20%, 20%-0.1%-0.02%
Solution: 10%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Benzocaine/Povidone-Iodine/Phenol , Benzocaine/Phenol , Benzocaine
Benzocaine, Benzocaine/Zinc Chloride/Benzalkonium Chloride, Benzocaine/Allantoin, Carbamide Peroxide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Anbesol and Orajel: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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