What drugs are in Magic mouthwash?

Magic mouthwash is typically compounded by a pharmacy and most often contains anticholinergic agents such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl); an anesthetic, such as viscous lidocaine; and an antacid or mucosal coating agent, such as magnesium or aluminum hydroxide, kaolin, or sucralfate.

What is the formula for Magic mouthwash?

A typical prescription (Fig. 2) will read: “Rx: 1 part diphenhydramine 12.5 mg per 5 mL elixir, 1 part Maalox (do not substitute Kaopectate), 1 part 2% viscous lidocaine. Quantity: 120 mL. Sig: Swish, gargle, and spit one to two teaspoonsful (5-10 mL) every four to six hours as needed.

How long does it take magic mouthwash to work?

Most formulations of magic mouthwash are intended to be used every four to six hours, and to be held in your mouth for one to two minutes before being either spit out or swallowed. It’s recommended that you don’t eat or drink for 30 minutes after using magic mouthwash so that the medicine has time to produce an effect.

What’s another name for Magic mouthwash?

Magic mouthwash goes by a variety of names: miracle mouthwash, mixed medicated mouthwash, Mary’s magic mouthwash, and Duke’s magic mouthwash.

What are the side effects of Magic mouthwash?

Side effects of magic mouthwash may include problems with taste, a burning or tingling sensation in the mouth, drowsiness, constipation, diarrhea, and nausea. Magic mouthwash may provide some relief, but it’s unclear how effective it is.

Should you rinse your mouth with water after mouthwash?

It is not recommended to rinse your mouth with water after you have just used mouthwash. This is because many mouthwashes contain ingredients such as fluoride that need time to start working. If you rinse your mouth out straight after, the fluoride will also be washed away during the rinsing.

How long does it take for mucositis to go away?

Healing usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. Mucositis caused by radiation therapy usually lasts 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how long you have radiation treatment.

Does Magic mouthwash work?

Although some research has shown that magic mouthwash can provide relief for mouth sores, studies have mixed results. Some have found magic mouthwash has no benefits. It’s hard to say how effective magic mouthwash is because its formula can vary so much. Some types are made to order by a pharmacist.