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Welcome to the Difflam™ healthcare professionals’ zone

This section of our site is a dedicated resource for healthcare professionals to access information about the Difflam™ range of products and their indications, and as a quick reference guide to aid prescription. 

The table below provides a summary of the products within the Difflam™ range -- you can access more detailed information on each product on the individual product pages (the links can be found at the bottom of the table).


Difflam™ - for fast and lasting relief of mouth and throat pain 1-5

Difflam Spray

Difflam™ Spray (30ml)

Available on prescription or from the pharmacy
Especially useful for the relief of traumatic mouth and throat conditions:

  • Sore throats
  • Mouth and dental ulcers
  • Tonsillitis / tonsillectomy
  • Post naso-gastric tube

For adults and children of all ages.

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Difflam sore throat rinse

Difflam™ Sore Throat Rinse (200ml)

Available from the pharmacy
For painful inflammatory conditons of the throat:

  • Sore throats
  • Pharyngitis

For adults and children over 12 years of age.

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Difflam sore throat rinse

Difflam™ Oral Rinse (300ml)

Available on prescription or from the pharmacy
For traumatic mouth and throat conditions, inflammatory conditions and after for after dental operations:

  • Sore throats
  • Mouth and dental ulcers
  • Pharyngitis after tonsillitis / tonsillectomy
  • Aphthous ulcers and oral ulceration due to radiation therapy
  • Pharyngitis after post naso-gastric tube

For adults and children over 12 years of age.

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Difflam™ products can be used across a wide range of mouth and throat conditions, and has received considerable clinical support - to find out more information about prescribing Difflam™ to patients, or the clinical evidence for the range, please use the page links below.


Back Pain

For relief from pains and sprains, strains and sports injuries 8,9

Difflam™ 3% Cream is a topical preparation, absorbed through the skin, providing relief from pain and swelling (Inflammation). Containing Benzydamine Hydrochloride 3% w/w, Difflam™ 3% Cream is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, for the short-term treatment for the relief of symptoms associated with painful inflammatory conditions such as sprains, strains, contusions and the after-effects of fractures.6


Difflam Cream for pain relief

Difflam™- 3% Cream (35g)

Available on prescription or from the pharmacy 

Possesses a marked anti-oedematous and local analgesic effect, and an excellent penetration to the inflamed tissues. Well tolerated and devoid of untoward side-effects. Expecially useful for the relief of pain and odema:

  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Contusions
  • Sore muscles
  • Stiff joints
  • After-effects of fractures

For adults and children of all ages.

Difflam pain relief

Difflam™ 3% Cream (100g)

Available on prescription or from the pharmacy

Possesses a marked anti-oedematous and local analgesic effect, and an excellent penetration to the inflamed tissues.

Well tolerated and devoid of untoward side-effects. Expecially useful for the relief of pain and odema:

  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Contusions
  • Sore muscles
  • Stiff joints
  • After-effects of fractures

For adults and children of all ages.


Difflam™ Oral Rinse is indicated for the relief of painful inflammatory conditions of the throat including pharyngitis (sore throat). Difflam™ Oral Rinse contains the active ingredient Benzydamine Hydrochloride. The other ingredients are ethanol (96% v/v), glycerol, saccharin sodium BP, mouthwash flavour, 52 503/T, polysorbate 20, methyl hydroxybenzoate quinoline yellow (E104), patent blue V (E131), purified water.5

This site is designed for UK healthcare professionals only. If you are not a UK healthcare professional please contact your GP or click here to return to the Difflam™ homepage for more information.

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References

1.  Difflam™ Sore Throat Rinse, Summary of Product Characteristics. 

2.  Difflam™ Spray, Summary of Product Characteristics. 

3.  Difflam™ Oral Rinse, Summary of Product Characteristics. 

4. Hung NK et al. Effect on postoperative sore throat of spraying the endotracheal tube cuff with benzydamine hydrochloride, 10% lidocaine, and 2% lidocaine. Anesth Analg 2010; 111(4): 882-886. 

5. Agarwal A et al. An evaluation of aspirin and benzydamine hydrochloride gargle for attenuating postoperative sore throat: a prospective sore throat: a prospective, randomized, single-blind study. Anesth Analg 2006; 103(4): 1001-1003.

6. Difflam™ 3% Cream, Patient Information Leaflet.

7. Difflam™ 3% Cream and. Difflam™- P 3% Cream, Summary of Product Characteristics. 

8. Alonso-Barajas Martinez, Ricardo. Clinical trial on 3% Benzydamine ointment, used for the topical treatment of inflammatory processes, in 827 patients. Medicamenta 1969, 51 (No 463): 365 -- 372

9. Product Licence Application. 3M Laboratories Limited