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Carbosan Gel

hst3Anti-Viral Activity of Carbenoxolone Sodium and Relate Substances

dermnet_herpes_with_canker_sore_insetIt has been established that substances present in Glycyrrhiza glabra and near analogues, including Carbenoxolone Sodium have anti-viral activity.

Glycarrhizic acid has been shown to be effective in inhibiting both growth and cytopathic effects of vaccinia, herpes simplex Newcastle disease and vesicular stomatitis virus.

Carbenoxolone Sodium has been shown to have anti-viral activity against a wide spectrum of viruses including herpes and adenovirus.

The possible relationship between ulceration and virus has been emphasized.



For the treatments of lip sores, cold sores and other such orofacial lesions caused by Herpes Simplex, Herpas Labialis and Herpes Febrillis.

For the treatement of Aphthous ulceration of the oral mucous membranes, mouth ulcers.


hst3Contra-Indications, Warnings

Carbosan gel should not be used during pregnancy or lactation. The product should not b used in the elderly or in patients with low serum albumin.

Carbosan is contraindicated in patients suffering from severe cardiac, renal and hepatic impairment, patients with hypertension, or those who receiving cardiac glycosides. If bacterial infection is superimposed, appropriate therapy should be given.


hst3Side and Adverse Effects

No side effects have been reported with the use of Carbosan gel. If symptoms persist for more than two weeks, a physician should be consulted.


hst3Dosages and Administration

Carbosan Gel is for Topical Use only.
Adults and Children over 3 years:

Apply thickly to lesions four times daily, preferably after meals and at bedtime. The gel should be applied at the first symptoms (tingling of burning sensation) of a lip sore or mouth ulcer. The gel should be allowed to remain on the affected area for as long as possible.

Expectant mothers and children under 3 years should first consult their physician before using any medication.



A translucent colourless gel.
Tube of 5g.


hst3Pharmaceutical Precautions

Store below 25°C.
The cap should be replaced immediately after use.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.


hst3Carbosan Gel


- Rapid Healing

- Management of viral infection

- Decrease in severity of symptoms

- Curtailed period of infection

- Decreased possibility of secondary infection

- Prolongs recurrence-free intervals

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