Anbesol is a topical anaesthetic used to numb mouth pain caused by denture irritation, teething and canker sores. This is a fast-acting pain medication that can also be used to kill bacteria to prevent infections. 

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What is Anbesol?

Anbesol Liquid is a medication used to treat the pain and discomfort caused by mouth ulcers, denture irritation and teething in children over 5 months of age.

How does it work?

The active ingredient lidocaine hydrochloride is a local anaesthetic. It works by stopping the sensation of pain while the other two ingredients chlorocresol and cetypyridinium kill the bacteria. 

Is Anbesol suitable for me?

Anbesol can be used to treat several conditions for different age groups. Ask your doctor today if Anbesol is right for you. 

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Allergic reactions (difficulty breathing, rash or itch)
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Dermatitis

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Anbesol.

For Adults and the Elderly:

  • Apply the Anbesol liquid using the fingertip, undiluted to the affected area, if necessary, repeat the application after 3 hours,

For Babies and Children:

  • Apply the Anbesol liquid using the fingertip, undiluted to the affected area, if necessary, repeat the application after 3 hours. Do not use more than 6 times in one day (24 hour period)

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.


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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

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We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

Additional Information

Anbesol is a topical anaesthetic that is used to numb the pain and discomfort of mouth sores, teething, and canker sores. It is available in both gel and liquid form and can be applied directly to the affected area. Anbesol typically works within minutes, and its effects can last for several hours.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort from mouth sores, teething, or canker sores, Anbesol may be a good option for you. It is important to follow the directions on the package carefully, as improper use may lead to adverse effects. You should also speak with your doctor or dentist if your symptoms do not improve after using Anbesol.

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Is Anbesol a painkiller?

No, Anbesol is not a painkiller. It is an oral anaesthetic that numbs the mouth and throat. It is used to relieve pain from canker sores, toothaches, and other types of mouth pain.

Can Anbesol treat an ulcer?

Anbesol can relieve the pain and discomfort from mouth ulcers. Anbesol is an oral anaesthetic that numbs the mouth and throat. It is used to relieve pain from canker sores, toothaches, and other types of mouth pain. If you have an ulcer, you should see a doctor for treatment.

Is this medication suited for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Can Anbesol be used for babies teething?

Anbesol can be used to treat teething in children who are aged over 5 months.

Is Anbesol good for tooth pain?

Yes, Anbesol is good for tooth pain. It is an oral anaesthetic that numbs the mouth and throat. It is used to relieve pain from canker sores, toothaches, and other types of mouth pain.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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