Welcome to the Calgel Teething Gel FAQ Page
Parenthood is a journey filled with countless joys and challenges, and one of the inevitable challenges is teething. When your little one is experiencing the discomfort of teething, finding the right solutions becomes a top priority. Calgel teething gel has been a trusted companion for parents seeking relief for their infants and toddlers during this trying time.
In this comprehensive FAQ guide, we aim to provide you with all the information you need about Calgel teething gel.
How Does Calgel Teething Gel Work?
Calgel teething gel is formulated with two active ingredients: lidocaine hydrochloride and cetylpyridinium chloride.
Lidocaine is categorized as a local anesthetic medication. Its mechanism of action involves temporarily obstructing the transmission of pain signals along nerve pathways. When applied to a specific area, lidocaine induces numbness and alleviates pain in that localized region.
On the other hand, cetylpyridinium chloride serves as a mild antiseptic. It possesses the ability to combat a range of bacteria and fungi that could potentially infect any sore or damaged skin within the oral cavity. By preventing infection, it aids in the healing process and guards against further irritation or discomfort.
What Are Calgel Teething Gel Ingredients?
Calgel Teething Gel Ingredients: Calgel teething gel typically contains the following active ingredients:
- Lidocaine hydrochloride, which is a local anesthetic that helps numb the area where it is applied.
- Cetylpyridinium chloride, which is a mild antiseptic that kills a variety of bacteria and fungi that might infect sore or broken skin in the mouth.
Other ingredients are: Sorbitol solution (70%) (E420), xylitol (E967), ethanol 96%, glycerol, hydroxyethyl cellulose 5000, macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate (castor oil polyoxyl hydrogenated), macrogol lauryl ether 9, macrogol 300, saccharin sodium, levomenthol, pharmaceutical liquid flavour (containing chamomile), caramel (E150), citric acid monohydrate, sodium citrate dihydrate and purified water. Sorbitol content 15% w/w.
Are there Any Side Effects with Calgel Teething Gel?
No side effects from using Calgel teething gel have been reported.
Stop using the gel and get medical advice if you think your child has had an allergic reaction to it, for example an itchy rash or difficulty breathing.
Is Calgel Teething Gel Safe?
Calgel teething gel is generally considered safe when used as directed. However, it should only be used in infants and children over the age of 5 months.
Read the leaflet that comes with the product or talk to a pharmacist if you want any more information about the possible side effects of Calgel teething gel.
Does Calgel Contain Benzocaine?
No, Calgel teething gel typically does not contain benzocaine. It uses lidocaine as the active ingredient for numbing.
Can You Use Calpol with Calgel?
It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional such as the pharmacists at Kennedy's pharmacy or paediatrician before combining any medications or treatments for teething.
Calpol (paracetamol or acetaminophen) is a pain reliever and fever reducer, while Calgel is a teething gel.
Always read the product labels and follow the recommended usage instructions. If you have any concerns or questions about using Calgel teething gel or any other medication for your child, consult a healthcare provider.
Where Can I Buy Calgel Teething Gel?
You can purchase Calgel teething gel online or at one of our pharmacies. Calgel Teething Gel is available through our online store and can be delivered to any address within the UK and Ireland.