Magic Mouthwash
Prescription Rx Recipes and Formulas

There is no standard formula for Magic Mouthwash. It's like trying to find the "best" chili recipe; you will find many!

When the pharmacy gets a prescription for Magic Mouthwash, the pharmacist makes each one ("compounds") according to the prescribing physician's instructions or recipe.

Many health care providers know about Magic Mouthwash, but assume there is ONE formulation, and don't know the exact ingredients or proportions. When a prescription for Magic Mouthwash is given to a patient, it must contain specific ingredients, amounts, and patient instructions, so the pharmacist knows which one to make.

Here are some of the more common adult formulations.


Magic Mouthwash Recipe 1

Rx:

  • 80 ml viscous lidocaine 2%
  • 80 ml Mylanta
  • 80 ml diphenhydramine 12.5 mg per 5 ml elixir
  • 80 ml nystatin 100,000U suspension
  • 80 ml prednisolone 15mg per 5ml solution
  • 80 ml distilled water

Sig: Swish, gargle, and spit one to two teaspoonfuls every six hours as needed. May be swallowed if esophageal involvement.


Magic Mouthwash Recipe 2 (also called "Xyloxadryl" or "BMX")

Rx:

  • 1 Part viscous lidocaine 2%
  • 1 Part Maalox (do not substitute Kaopectate)
  • 1 Part diphenhydramine 12.5 mg per 5 ml elixir

Quantity: 120 ml

Sig: Swish, gargle, and spit one to two teaspoonfuls every six hours as needed. May be swallowed if esophageal involvement. Shake well before using.


Magic Mouthwash Recipe 3

Rx:

  • 30 ml viscous lidocaine 2%
  • 60 ml Maalox (do not substitute Kaopectate)
  • 30 ml diphenhydramine 12.5 mg per 5 ml elixir
  • 40 ml Carafate 1 gm per 10 ml

Sig: Swish, gargle, and spit one to two teaspoonfuls every six hours as needed. May be swallowed if esophageal involvement. Shake well before using.


Magic Mouthwash Recipe 4

Rx:

  • 100 ml dexamethasone 0.5 mg per 5 ml elixir
  • 60 ml nystatin 100,000U suspension
  • 100 ml diphenhydramine 12.5 mg per 5 ml elixir
  • contents of 3 capsules tetracycline 500 mg

Sig: Swish, gargle, and spit one to two teaspoonfuls every six hours as needed. May be swallowed if esophageal involvement.


Here are some other mouthwashes that I've seen referenced, but are lesser known and don't have the measurements listed:

"Dr. Weisman's Philadelphia Mouthwash"

"Radiotherapy mixture"

"Mary's Magic Potion"; "Benacort-Tetrastat"

"Stomafate suspension (Methodist standard)"

"Powell's Suspension"

"Duke's Magic Mouthwash"

"Stanford Mouthwash"

"Modified Stanford Mouthwash"

"Silegy's Mouthwash"

"Daniel's Mouthwash"

"Miracle Mouthwash"

Other terms and phrases


Saltwater Mouthwash

Keep a bottle by bathroom and kitchen sinks.
Rinse, gargle, and spit after meals, before bed, and anytime your mouth feels dry or sore.


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