Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Difflam Plus Sore Throat plus Anaesthetic TM

Active ingredients: lidocaine (lignocaine) + benzydamine + dichlorobenzyl alcohol

What it is used for

For the relief of major symptoms associated with sore throat. Reduces inflammation and relieves pain for fast effective relief of symptoms of a sore throat, pharyngitis, tonsilitis, mouth ulcers, minor mouth infections, pain following throat surgery, mouth surgery or dental procedures, swelling, redness and inflammatory conditions.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Light purple to purple coloured blackcurrant

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

Sore throat: self-care - MyDr.com.au

A sore throat makes swallowing difficult and painful. Sore throat is common because it is associated with the common cold. Find out what products are available for sore throat.

Read more on myDr website

Sore throat: what you need to know - MyDr.com.au

Most of us know what a sore throat feels like - pain or irritation in your throat that’s often worse when you swallow.

Read more on myDr website

Dry coughs - MyDr.com.au

A dry cough is non-productive and irritating, and sometimes causes a tickly throat. Find out what products are available for a dry cough.

Read more on myDr website

Chesty coughs - MyDr.com.au

When you have a chesty cough (wet, productive or phlegmy) your chest feels heavy and you may cough up mucus or phlegm. Find out what products are available for a chesty cough.

Read more on myDr website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo