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MuGard™ Mucoadhesive Oral Wound Rinse


What is oral mucositis?

Oral mucositis is a frequent complication of cancer chemotherapy or of radiation therapy to the head and neck region. "An effective intervention has yet to be developed", and a more effective treatment to minimize the extent and duration of mucositis is clearly needed. Historically, treatment of mucositis has been palliative and aimed at minimizing mucosal trauma. Treatments include frequent mouth cleansing and rinsing with buffered saline and fluoride solutions and administration of topical and systemic antimicrobial agents. Mucositis and infection of the mouth have remained major complications despite the usual oral care provided for patients with cancer.


MuGard™ is a viscous, mucoadhesive rinse which provides a protective coating to the oral mucosa. MuGard has received marketing allowance in the United States under a 510(k) from the Food and Drug Administration, and a CE Mark in Europe. The approved indication for MuGard in the US is “the management of oral mucositis/stomatitis (that may be caused by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy) and all types of oral wounds (mouth sores and injuries), including aphthous ulcers/canker sores and traumatic ulcers, such as those caused by oral surgery or ill-fitting dentures or braces”. In Europe, MuGard is indicated for “the prevention and management of the lesions and the symptoms of oral mucositis”. In the US, MuGard™ is marketed by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. under a license agreement with Access announced on June 10, 2013.

Additional Information

Additional information on MuGard can be obtained by clicking one of the two buttons, below. US residents should select the left button. This link takes you to the AMAG Pharmaceuticals’ MuGard information site. Visitors that are not US residents should click the right-hand button for more general information about MuGard.

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