Using Oravig


Oravig® is applied once daily for the treatment of oral thrush:
  • Always use Oravig exactly as your doctor tells you. Oravig is usually applied in the morning after you brush your teeth.
  • Oravig is placed 1 time each day to your upper gum for 14 days.
  • You may eat and drink while using Oravig.
  • Do not crush, chew or swallow Oravig.
  • You should change where you place Oravig, between the left and right side of your upper gum with each use.
  • It is okay if Oravig sticks to your cheek, the inside of your lip or your gum. If Oravig does not stick or falls off of your gum within the first 6 hours, re-apply it. If it still does not stick, replace it with a new tablet.
  • If you swallow Oravig within the first 6 hours of placing, drink a glass of water and place a new Oravig to your gum.
  • If Oravig falls off or is swallowed after it was in place for 6 hours or more, do not apply a new Oravig. Just place your next dose at your regular time.
  • Check to see if Oravig is still in place after you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, eat, or drink.

Hypersensitivity and Side effects:

  • Patients who develop hives, skin rash, or other symptoms of an allergic reaction, and patients who develop swelling or pain at the tablet application site should stop Oravig and contact a healthcare provider.
  • Patients may experience other adverse reactions including diarrhea, headache, nausea, and change in taste.

Do not use Oravig if you:

  • are allergic to miconazole (M-Zole, Monistat, Vusion).
  • are allergic to milk protein concentrate.
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in Oravig.

Before taking Oravig, tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver problems.
  • have any other medical conditions.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Oravig will harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Oravig passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use Oravig.



Oravig should be stored at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions between 15° and 30°C (59° to 86°F) permitted at room temperature. Protect from moisture and keep out of reach of children.


How to Apply Oravig

Before applying the tablet

  1. Locate the area on the upper gum, just above either the left or the right incisor. The incisor tooth is the tooth just to the right or left of your two front teeth. (See Figure A)

Directions for Use - Figure A
Figure A

  1. Take one Oravig tablet out of the bottle. Oravig is round on one side and flat on the other side (Figures B). The tablet is marked with an “L” on the flat side.

Directions for Use - Figure B3 Directions for Use - Figure B2 Directions for Use - Figure B1
Figures B


To apply the Oravig tablet

  1. Place the flat side of the Oravig tablet on your dry fingertip. Gently push the round side of the tablet against your upper gum in the area shown in Figure C. Push the Oravig tablet up as high as it will go on your gum. The flat side will be facing the inside of your lip.

Directions for Use - Figure C
Figure C

  1. Hold the Oravig tablet in place by applying a slight pressure with your finger on the outside of your upper lip for 30 seconds. This will make the tablet stick to your gum (See Figure D).

Directions for Use - Figure D
Figure D

  1. Leave the tablet in place until it dissolves.
  2. Before applying your next dose, be sure to clear away any remaining Oravig tablet material.
  3. Subsequent applications of Oravig should be made to alternate sides of the mouth.