What is Magic Mouthwash?

Mouthwashes and rinses can be compounded with many different ingredients depending on what we are trying to treat.  They are usually compounded with three or more ingredients.

Many times you will hear these mouthwashes referred to as Magic Mouthwash or Miracle Mouthwash. Magic Mouthwash is used for things such as stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth tissue), burning mouth syndrome, mucositis, chemotherapy burns, canker sores and oral infections, just to name a few.

The most common ingredients in magic mouthwash are diphenhydramine (Benadryl), viscous lidocaine, and oral antacid (Maalox). In addition to these ingredients, sometimes we add medications like hydrocortisone (steroid) or tetracycline (antibiotic).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you need a prescription for magic mouthwash?

Yes, you do need a prescription from a doctor for magic mouthwash.  We can work with your doctor to formulate a compounded prescription based on your needs.

Does magic mouthwash kill bacteria?

Yes if it includes the proper antibiotic.  We can work with your doctor to ensure the correct antibiotic is selected.

How do you use magic mouthwash?

The typical directions are to swish 1 tablespoonful for 30 seconds then spit three to four times a day.

Does magic mouthwash need to be refrigerated?

Yes, we recommend refrigerating.  The magic mouthwash is good for 14 days when kept in the refrigerator.

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