Lozenges: 1 lozenge slowly sucked every 1-2 hrs as required up to a maximum of 12 lozenge/day. Uninterrupted treatment should not exceed 7 days.
Solution: Adults: 15 mL (approximately 1 tbsp) which should be gargled for at least 30 sec at 1½- to 3-hr intervals, as needed.
Rinse for Oral Lesions: 15 mL (approximately 1 tbsp) which should be held in the mouth and swirled for at least 30 sec, with repeat use every 1½-3 hrs throughout the day.
Alternative to Usual Oral Hygiene Procedures: Swirled around the mouth for at least 1 min.
Children 6-12 years: 5-15 mL as a gargle if able to do so, or as an oral rinse.
Uninterrupted treatment should not exceed 7 days.
Spray: Adults and Children >12 years: 2-4 sprays (1-2 mg) directly onto the sore/inflamed area and swallow gently. Repeat every 1½-3 hrs as necessary.
Children 6-12 years: 2 sprays (1 mg) directly onto the sore/inflamed area and swallow gently. Repeat every 1½-3 hrs as necessary.
Uninterrupted treatment should not exceed 7 days, unless under medical supervision.
Administration: Lozenges: Lozenges should not be chewed and should be slowly dissolved in the mouth.
Solution: Difflam solution is indicated for use as a rinse or gargle. It should not be swallowed but rather should be expectorated after each use.
Difflam Solution should generally be used undiluted, but if stinging occurs, it may be diluted with water. The solution should be expelled from the mouth after use.
Difflam-C is best used after brushing the teeth to minimize chlorhexidine-induced discoloration.