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Difflam Oral Rinse

Difflam Rinse & Spray

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Description for Difflam Rinse & Spray

Difflam throat spray and oral rinse offer fast-acting, powerful relief from a sore throat, reducing both pain and inflammation. 

Buy Difflam products online today at The Independent Pharmacy in just a few clicks, and get treatment delivered quickly and conveniently straight to your door.

Difflam Information

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What is Difflam?

Difflam is a brand of products used to treat sore throats caused by the common cold, infections or injury. Difflam contains the active ingredient benzydamine hydrochloride, which comes under the category of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 

When Difflam products are applied directly to the mouth it gets to work immediately reducing pain and targeting inflammation, quickly leaving you feeling more comfortable. 

Difflam is suitable for short-term use to offer temporary relief from a sore throat. The throat spray can be used by children and adults over 1 month and the oral rinse in those over the age of 12 years every 1.5 - 3 hours as required. 

If you do not notice an improvement to your condition while using Difflam or your condition worsens you should speak to a doctor for advice. 

 

What is Difflam used for?

Both Difflam throat spray and oral rinse offer effective short-term relief from oral pain. Difflam can be used to relieve pain caused by the following conditions. 

Common causes of throat and mouth pain include:

  • Mouth ulcers
  • Common cold
  • Infections - oral thrush
  • Dental or oral surgery

 

How does Difflam work?

Benzydamine is the active ingredient in Difflam that is used to reduce pain and inflammation in the mouth and throat. 

It is a medicine known as an NSAID which blocks the body’s natural response to pain and inflammation making your mouth feel almost instantly less painful. It works as a local anaesthetic making the areas in which it has come into contact with feel temporarily numb. 

It is important that while using products such as Difflam that contain Benzydamine that you avoid eating and drinking very hot food and drink as you are at an increased risk of burning yourself and not being able to feel the impact as you usually would. 

 

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*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Difflam dosage

Difflam throat spray and oral rinse are for oral use only. Throat spray can be used by children and adults over the age of 1 month and the rinse is suitable for those over 12 years. 

Difflam throat spray:

Children 1 month to 6 years old: Spray to the back of the throat, or sore area using 1 puff for every 4 kg of weight. The maximum dose is 4 puffs every 1.5 - 3 hours.

Children 6 - 12 years old: Spray 4 puffs to the back of the throat or sore area every 1.5 - 3 hours. 

Children and adults over the age of 12 years: Spray 4-8 puffs to the back of the throat or sore area every 1.5 - 3 hours. 

Difflam oral rinse:

Children and adults over the age of 12 years: 

  1. Using the measuring cup provided, measure out 15 ml of Difflam.
  2. Gargle and swill round your mouth for 20 - 30 seconds and then spit out. Do not swallow. 
  3. Use every 1.5 - 3 hours as required.

Before using either Difflam throat spray or Difflam oral rinse, please read the Patient Information Leaflet for full details on how to use these products.

Difflam side effects

It is uncommon for people to experience side effects when using Difflam, however, around 1 in 1000 will experience them. If you are concerned about any side effects you experience when using this product you should speak to a doctor for advice.

Side effects may include: 

  • Numbness or stinging in the mouth and throat
  • Itching or a skin rash

If you experience a severe allergic reaction when using this product, whereby you are experiencing difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, tightness in your chest. If you experience any of these side effects you must seek immediate medical help as this can be life-threatening. 

Before using either Difflam throat spray or Difflam oral rinse, please read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information.

Difflam Ingredients

Difflam throat spray and rinse both contain the active ingredient: Benzydamine hydrochloride

Throat spray also contains the inactive ingredients: Glycerol, saccharin, sodium bicarbonate, ethanol, methyl hydroxybenzoate, polysorbate 20 and purified water. 

Oral Rinse also contains the inactive ingredients: Ethanol, Glycerol, saccharin, sodium hydrogen carbonate, polysorbate 20, methyl para hydroxybenzoate, quinoline yellow (E104) and patent blue V (E131), purified water.

Before using either Difflam throat spray or Difflam oral rinse, please read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information.

Difflam warnings

Before using either Difflam throat spray or Difflam oral rinse, please read the Patient Information Leaflet for the full information on warnings and precautions.

  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist or dentist before using Difflam if you suffer from asthma.
  • Or if you are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid or another (NSAID) drug.
  • Tell a doctor, pharmacist or dentist before using this product if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication. 

 

Difflam & pregnancy

Speak to a doctor, pharmacist or dentist before using Difflam if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Difflam Rinse & Spray Reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to use Difflam Oral Rinse

    Use 15ml of Difflam oral rinse. Pour into the measuring cap, and rinse or gargle in the mouth for up to 30 seconds. Then, spit out the rinse.

    If Difflam oral rinse causes a stinging sensation in the mouth, dilute it with a measuring cap’s worth of water.

  • What is Difflam oral rinse used for?

    Difflam oral rinse can be used to:

    Treat symptoms of throat or mouth infections or conditions

    To reduce inflammation and pain after dental surgery

    To reduce throat inflammation (pharyngitis) after a tonsillectomry or a naso-gastric tube

    To reduce inflammation caused by pharyngitis

    To treat mouth ulcers caused by radiation therapy

  • How does Difflam oral rinse work?

    Difflam oral rinse uses the active ingredient benzydamine hydrochloride to reduce pain and inflammation. Benzydamine hydrochloride is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

    Benzydamine reduces inflammation and pain by stopping the formation of prostaglandins, which cause these symptoms and are a response to injury or disease.

    Benzydamine is also a local anaesthetic, to reduce pain directly on application.

  • How long does Difflam oral rinse take to work?

    Soreness and inflammation should have reduced within a week of using Difflam oral rinse. If there is no easing of symptoms after this amount of time, consult with a doctor or dentist. You should not use Difflam oral rinse for longer than a week without consulting with a doctor or dentist.

Authored By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 13-01-2017

Last modified on: 15-01-2021


Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

Reviewed By:

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Scott McDougall

MPharm

Reviewed on: 15-01-2021

Next review date: 15-01-2023


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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