Mouth ulcers or canker sores affect up to 60 % of the population. 1, 2 They cause redness, a burning sensation and/or pain. 3 Mouth ulcers can occur in any part of the mouth (such as the cheeks, lips or tongue). They are usually round or oval sores and are painful. 3, 4

These lesions cause difficulty in: 1,2

  • Eating
  • Speaking
  • Swallowing
  • Oral hygiene (brushing of teeth)

Although uncomfortable, they are usually harmless and clear up
by themselves in a week or two. 4

Causes and triggers of mouth ulcers

  • Medication, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
    medications (NSAIDs) and antibiotics 5
  • Genetics - 40 % of people with mouth ulcers have a family
    history of mouth ulcers 6
  • Food allergies like chocolate, cheese, tomato, strawberry,
    wheat flour, & peanuts 1, 6
  • A lack of vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12 or micronutrients
    such as zinc, folic acid and iron 6
  • 90 % of people with mouth ulcers have a history of stress 1
  • Injury to the mouth, such as braces 1
  • Chronic diseases of the gut such as Crohn’s Disease,
    inflammatory bowel disease and gluten intolerance 6
  • HIV infection 6

Pyralvex® combines 2 active ingredients, Rhubarb Extract and Salicylic Acid to rapidly and effectively treat mouth ulcers.1

Available at your nearest pharmacy.
Ask your pharmacist for Pyralvex®.

Brush applicator for
targeted application

  • Hygienic: No need to use hands, avoiding introduction of bacteria

  • Alcohol sterilises the brush

  • Convenient applicator

How to use Pyralvex®

  •  Apply to the inflamed area with brush provided.
  • Apply 3-4 times per day.
  • Avoid rinsing the mouth or eating/drinking immediately
    after use.
  • Apply after removing dentures.

Pyralvex® is indicated for adults and children 12 years of age and over.

  • Seek medical advice if there is no improvement in condition.
  • Maximum length of use is 14 days.
  • Pyralvex® is contraindicated below the age of 12 years.
  • Safety in pregnancy has not been established.