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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Amlexanox (Overview)

Amlexanox is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in japan but not here in the us?

Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in japan but not here in the us?

Pharma decision: Studies with Amlexanox in treating asthma including Aspirin sensitive asthma have been published in japanese medical journals since 1989. I suspect a pharmaceutical company is not confident enough to perform studies in the U.S. To satisfy the fda (food and drug administration). It is very expensive to bring a drug to market. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Amlexanox (Overview)

Amlexanox is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more

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What is aphthasol (amlexanox) for?

What is aphthasol (amlexanox) for?

Aphthasol (amlexanox): Has anti-allergic & anti-inflammatory effects. Is used for aphthous ulcers (canker sores) & bronchial asthma. ...Read more

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Aphthasol (amlexanox) was discontinued, any idea why and any advises where it can be purchased from?

Aphthasol (amlexanox): Aphthasol (amlexanox) appears to have been discontinued in the US but not all countries. I was not able to determine the reason that it was discontinued in the US. ...Read more

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Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in Japan but not in the U.S.?

Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in Japan but not in the U.S.?

Discontinued In USA: AMLEXANOX WAS USED IN usa for canker sores.It is an Anti Inflammatory,Anti Allergy In USA it was patenteIN 1994 It was never approved for Asthma Treatment in USA.We do not know the cause For some reason it's use was discontinued for canker sores in USA ...Read more

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Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in japan but not here in the us?

Pharma decision: Studies with Amlexanox in treating asthma including Aspirin sensitive asthma have been published in japanese medical journals since 1989. I suspect a pharmaceutical company is not confident enough to perform studies in the U.S. To satisfy the fda (food and drug administration). It is very expensive to bring a drug to market. ...Read more

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Will using amlexanox for canker sores help you lose weight?

Will using amlexanox for canker sores help you lose weight?

No: Using Amlexanox for you canker sore will not effect your weight loss because your canker sores heal quickly, less than 10 day. You are using this medication for a short application and not long enough for other effects. There have been some studies that suggest this medication can effect obesity, diabetes and asthma but it has not been studied enough to know if this will work in people. ...Read more

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Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Aphthasol (Definition)

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