12.3. Drugs acting on the oropharynx
12.3.1. Drugs for oral ulceration and inflammation
Used for painful inflammatory conditions of the mouth and throat.
Restrictions: Restricted to use only for oral ulceration
This is an unlicensed use of betamethasone soluble tablets. The tablets should be dissolved in around 20 ml of water to create a mouthwash, then rinsed around the mouth and not to be swallowed. See BNF for further detail.
12.3.2. Oropharyngeal anti-infective drugs
Restrictions: The muco-adhesive buccal tablets are non-Formulary.
12.3.3. Lozenges and sprays
12.3.4. Mouthwashes, gargles, and dentifrices
12.3.5. Treatment of dry mouth
Restrictions: Some artificial saliva products can only be prescribed by GPs in line with ACBS approval, i.e. for dry mouth associated only with radiotherapy or sicca syndrome. See BNF for further details.