Oraleez gel contains two active ingredients, choline salicylate and cetalkonium chloride.
- Choline Salicylate 8.714% w/w
- Cetalkonium Chloride 0.01% w/w
Choline salicylate belongs to a group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) [It works by blocking the action of cyclo-oxygenase in the body].
By blocking cyclo-oxygenase, choline salicylate prevents the formation of prostaglandins and hence reduces inflammation and pain in the infected area of the mouth it is applied to.
Cetalkonium chloride is an antiseptic that kills a variety of bacteria and fungi that might infect sores or broken skin in the mouth.
Choline salicylate in Oraleez gel is used to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by mouth ulcers, denture irritation, tooth pain and cold sores. The antiseptic action of cetalkonium chloride helps prevent the irritated areas from getting infected and this can help them heal.