FAQ episil

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episil® oral liquid is a lipid-based, preservative-free fluid supplied in a convenient, pocket-sized pump device. It is used for rapid, effective and long-lasting relief of pain caused by oral lesions of various origins, for example oral mucositis. episil® liquid is based on an award-winning FluidCrystal® proprietary blend developed by Camurus in Sweden (Ref. 14).
episil® oral liquid is used for the relief of oral pain. When applied in the mouth, episil® liquid forms a bioadhesive film that protects and soothes painful oral lesions (Ref. 15).
Patients suffering from oral pain caused by lesions of various origins, for example oral mucositis.
Spontaneous reports suggest beneficial effect of episil® liquid when used by children and adolescents. However, as children generally have a smaller oral cavity, the dose may need to be adjusted. Start with the lowest dose (press the pump once) and increase dosing as needed. Use of episil® liquid in children should be done under the supervision of an adult. For more information, please read the package insert.
episil® liquid contains mainly lipids: glycerol dioleate which is a metabolite of fats in the diet and phospholipid (soy lecithin). Other ingredients: Ethanol, Propylene glycol, Polysorbate 80 and Peppermint oil.
episil® oral liquid is intended for use in the oral cavity (mouth), as far as the pharynx, and is harmless if ingested.
Administer episil® oral liquid to the mouth using the pump and distribute the liquid, for example by swirling and using the tongue. The nozzle can be directed at especially sore areas. The dose volume is small, 0.15-0.45 ml which corresponds to 1-3 pump strokes, and it is important to allow a few minutes for the liquid to gel and the protective barrier to form. If there is an excess of mucus present or pronounced dryness (xerostomia) in the mouth, then rinsing the mouth with water before using episil® oral liquid is recommended.

Check the step-by-step instructions here.

Recommended dose: 1-3 pump strokes, 2-3 times per day or as needed.
episil® oral liquid is normally intended for continuous use for up to 30 days.

You can start using episil® oral liquid at the same time as you start your treatment cycle of chemo and/or radiotherapy. Clinical studies of episil® liquid showed that the severity of oral mucositis may be reduced if the product is used before the first symptoms develop (Ref. 16).
There are no known risks or side effects of episil® oral liquid, however the product contains small amounts of ethanol, which may cause a short-lasting burning sensation when applied to affected areas in the mouth.

The product should not be used if you are allergic to any of its components.

According to the clinical use of episil® liquid, it has been reported that the severity and duration of oral mucositis was less in the group of patients using episil® liquid compared to the group receiving standard care (Ref. 16).
Ask your doctor or nurse about treatment with episil® oral liquid. They will be able to provide more information about the product
and help you to obtain a prescription.