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episil® oral liquid.

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episil® is a preservative-free liquid provided in a convenient, ready-to-use, pocket-sized pump device for intraoral administration. episil® liquid is based on an award-winning FluidCrystal® proprietary blend developed by Camurus in Sweden (Ref. 12).

episil® oral liquid is indicated for the management and relief of pain in the oral cavity, soothing oral lesions of various aetiologies, and is also used for preventing the risk of painful and inflammatory conditions of the mouth such as oral mucositis/stomatitis (which may be caused by chemo and radiotherapy) (Ref. 9).

episil® oral liquid contains a patented mixture of phospholipids (soy lecithin) and glycerol dioleate. After administration, and in contact with small quantities of aqueous fluid present in the oral cavity, the lipid mixture rapidly self-assembles to form a robust protective lipid membrane that strongly adheres to the oral mucosa to provide pain relief (Ref. 8).
Glycerol dioleate, Phosphatidylcholine (soy lecithin), Ethanol, Propylene glycol, Polysorbate 80 and Peppermint oil (Ref. 9).
Yes, episil® oral liquid can be swallowed.
episil® oral liquid is administered to the mouth using the pump and the liquid is distributed in the oral cavity, for example by swirling and using the tongue. The nozzle can be directed towards affected areas in the mouth. The dose volume is small, 0.15-0.45 ml, which corresponds to 1-3 pump strokes. It is important to allow a few minutes for the liquid to gel and the protective barrier to form. If there is an abundant amount of mucus present, then it is recommended to rinse the mouth with water before using episil® oral liquid. Step-by-step instructions are available here.
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.
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.
episil® oral liquid has demonstrated good local and systemic tolerability in pre-clinical and clinical studies (Ref. 8). The product contains small amounts of ethanol, which may cause a temporary burning sensation when applied to affected areas of the oral cavity. episil® liquid should not be used if a patient is allergic to any of its components. episil® oral liquid has no known side effects.
From clinical use of episil® liquid it has been reported that the severity and duration of oral mucositis was less in the group of patients who used episil® liquid compared with the group who received standard care (Ref. 13).
episil® oral liquid is listed on Drug Tariff with the following PIP code 3578754 and can be prescribed by General Practitioners on an FP10.