Oral mucositis can be caused
by radiation and chemotherapy

Oral mucositis is common and painful in people receiving cancer therapy

Oral mucositis [mew-ko-SIGHT-ISS] is the name for inflammation and sores in and around the lining of the mouth, known as the mucosa.

This extremely painful damage to the mucosa occurs in many patients receiving head and neck radiation or stem cell/bone marrow transplantation, and up to 75% of patients receiving chemotherapy.

Oral mucositis from chemotherapy or radiation therapy can be severe, and may make it difficult to speak, swallow, and eat or drink normally.

GELCLAIR forms a protective barrier over the lining of the mouth to prevent irritation of exposed nerves

Mucosa: mucous membrane lining the mouth; Submucosa: tissue under the lining of the mouth.

Oral lesions, ulcers, and pain:
Symptoms and Incidence of
oral mucositis

Oral mucositis commonly occurs in patients treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Patients with cancer have up to a 75% chance of suffering from mouth soreness and mouth sores due to chemotherapy. Many patients being treated with radiation therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation will experience mouth soreness or mouth and tongue ulcers.

Signs and symptoms of oral mucositis

Signs and symptoms of oral mucositis include:

  • Red, shiny, or swollen mouth and gums
  • Blood in the mouth
  • Mouth and tongue ulcers or sores
  • Throat or mouth soreness or pain
  • Difficulty swallowing or talking
  • Feeling of dryness, mild burning, or pain when eating food
  • Soft, white-ish patches or pus in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Increased mucus or thicker saliva in the mouth

INDICATIONS

GELCLAIR has a mechanical action indicated for the management of pain and relief of pain by adhering to the mucosal surface of the mouth, soothing oral lesions of various etiologies, including oral mucositis/stomatitis (may be caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy), irritation due to oral surgery, traumatic ulcers caused by braces or ill-fitting dentures, or disease. Also, indicated for diffuse aphthous ulcers.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use GELCLAIR if there is a known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
  • No adverse effects have been reported in clinical trials, although postmarketing reports have included infrequent complaints of burning sensation in the mouth.
  • If GELCLAIR is swallowed accidentally, no adverse effects are anticipated.
  • If no improvement is seen within 7 days, a physician should be consulted.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription medical products to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call Midatech at 1-855-273-0468.

Please see full Prescribing Information.

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INDICATIONS

GELCLAIR has a mechanical action indicated for the management of pain and relief of pain by adhering to the mucosal surface of the mouth, soothing oral lesions of various etiologies, including oral mucositis/stomatitis (may be caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy), irritation due to oral surgery, traumatic ulcers caused by braces or ill-fitting dentures, or disease. Also, indicated for diffuse aphthous ulcers.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use GELCLAIR if there is a known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
  • No adverse effects have been reported in clinical trials, although postmarketing reports have included infrequent complaints of burning sensation in the mouth.
  • If GELCLAIR is swallowed accidentally, no adverse effects are anticipated.
  • If no improvement is seen within 7 days, a physician should be consulted.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription medical products to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call Midatech at 1-855-273-0468.

Please see full Prescribing Information.