Use Orajel exactly as your product label recommends. Don't take more or less of the medicine.
Most formulations of Orajel can be applied to the affected area up to four times a day, but you should check your product label for specific instructions.
Avoid eating for about one hour after using Orajel on your gums or inside the mouth.
Try not to swallow the gel, liquid, or ointment.
If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
You can get in touch with a poison control center at 800-222-1222.
Missed Dose of Orajel
Orajel is typically taken on as-needed basis, so you might not be on a dosing schedule.
However, if you're on a schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Since benzocaine topical is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of benzocaine topical applied to the skin can cause life-threatening side effects such as uneven heartbeats, seizure (convulsions), coma, slowed breathing, or respiratory failure (breathing stops).