Magic Mouth Wash;  Wonderful however may be confusing?

Magic mouthwash is a term used to refer to a number of different mouthwash formulations. Often, a magic mouthwash is prescribed in order to treat the pain associated with mucositis that can be caused by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. It may also be prescribed for aphthous ulcers, other oral ulcers, and different types of mouth pain.

The idea behind magic mouthwash is to combine different ingredients to treat a wide array of oral conditions. These mouthwashes are typically mixed in a compounding pharmacy after receiving a prescription from a physician. The prescription should always specify a recipe, as there is no standard formula. Difficulties can arise when patients receive a product different from what the prescriber may have intended. In practice when a physician writes a Rx for a magic mouthwash, he or she may presume that there is a standard formula. It is always best to prescribe a specific formula for a magic mouthwash in order to ensure that the correct mixture is dispensed as every patient may have a different condition.

Misoprostol: Mucosal Protectant and Anti-Secretory

Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analogue, with mucosal cytoprotectant and anti-secretory properties. A mouth rinse containing misoprostol and lidocaine is a non-irritatable neutral vehicle that may be used to provide immediate pain relief and additionally can aid in the healing of an oral cavity.