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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Oral Rinse


No, typically brand name

Active Ingredient

Benzydamine Hydrochloride

Effective within

Varies by individual

Works by

Providing pain relief

Side effects

Numbing sensation, dryness

Medication details


Difflam Oral Rinse is a medicated mouthwash designed to provide relief from various oral conditions, such as sore throats, mouth ulcers, and discomfort associated with dental procedures. It belongs to a class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The active ingredient in Difflam Oral Rinse is benzydamine hydrochloride, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Difflam Oral Rinse works by reducing inflammation and pain in the affected area, providing temporary relief from the discomfort associated with oral conditions.


To ensure effective and safe use of Difflam Oral Rinse, follow these step-by-step directions:
Shake Well: Before use, shake the bottle of Difflam Oral Rinse well to ensure proper mixing of the ingredients.
Measure the Rinse: Pour the recommended dosage of Difflam Oral Rinse into the provided measuring cup. Be sure to follow the dosage instructions on the product label or those provided by your healthcare provider.
Gargle or Rinse: Depending on the condition you're treating, you can either gargle with the rinse or use it as a mouthwash. If gargling, ensure that you do not swallow the rinse, and be cautious when spitting it out.
Use as Directed: Use Difflam Oral Rinse as directed on the product label or as advised by your healthcare provider. Do not exceed the recommended dose or frequency.
Do Not Eat or Drink Immediately: Avoid eating or drinking for at least 15 minutes after using the rinse to allow it to provide optimal relief.
Always read and adhere to the instructions on the product label for specific dosing and usage guidelines.


Benzydamine Hydrochloride: This active ingredient possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, which help alleviate discomfort and reduce inflammation in the mouth and throat.
Inactive Ingredients: These ingredients contribute to the product's texture, taste, and overall stability. Common inactive ingredients may include:
Methyl Hydroxybenzoate (E218)
Saccharin Sodium
Polysorbate 20
Mouthwash Flavor
Please refer to the product packaging or label for the specific ingredients used in the Difflam Oral Rinse product you have purchased.

Side Effects

Difflam Oral Rinse is generally well-tolerated, but like any medication, it may cause side effects in some individuals. Common side effects associated with this product may include:
Temporary numbing or tingling sensation in the mouth or throat
Mild dryness or changes in taste
These side effects are typically mild and transient. If they persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult a healthcare provider.


Before using Difflam Oral Rinse, consider the following important warnings and precautions:
Allergies: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Difflam Oral Rinse, do not use the product.
Underlying Medical Conditions: If you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking other medications, consult a healthcare provider before using this product.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should seek advice from a healthcare professional before using Difflam Oral Rinse.
Age Restrictions: Some Difflam Oral Rinse products may have age restrictions. Ensure that the product is appropriate for the age of the user, especially for children.
Use as Directed: Follow the dosing and usage instructions on the product label or as directed by a healthcare provider. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Not a Substitute for Treatment: While Difflam Oral Rinse can provide temporary relief from various oral and throat conditions, it is not a substitute for treatment of underlying medical conditions that may be causing the symptoms.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on Oct 5, 2023, 2:45 pm

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Please read our FAQs page to find out more.

Can I dilute Difflam Oral Rinse with water for use?

Difflam Oral Rinse should be used undiluted as directed on the product label or as advised by your healthcare provider. Diluting it with water may affect its effectiveness.

How long should I wait before eating or drinking after using Difflam Oral Rinse?

It's recommended to wait at least 15 minutes after using Difflam Oral Rinse before consuming food or beverages. This allows the rinse to provide optimal relief.

Can I use Difflam Oral Rinse if I have diabetes?

Difflam Oral Rinse contains ethanol and saccharin sodium. If you have diabetes, consult with your healthcare provider to ensure it's suitable for your specific condition.

Is Difflam Oral Rinse suitable for children?

Difflam Oral Rinse may be suitable for children, but age-appropriate formulations and dosages should be used. Consult a healthcare provider or refer to the product label for guidance.

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