BIOFAC A/S

Artificial Saliva

Indication:

Artificial Saliva is used for a fast and long-lasting relief for dry mouth, Xerostomia*.

Product range:

Artificial Saliva Orthana is available as API, powder for tableting, or as an OEM product under your brand name in:

  • Saliva sprayin 50 ml bottles and 500 ml refill bottles; both sizes are available with or without Flavour.  
  • Saliva gelin a 50 ml bottle with a pump (has been requested by many patients for night use, as well as by request from many hospitals which is one of our major market segments).
  • Saliva lozenges, 30 lozenges in a pack.
  • Saliva pastilles(product development stage).

                                                                                  

Documents available:

Medical Device class 1 Registration, Free Sales Certificate, Stability Test Data, MOA, Flow Chart, MSDS, Technical Data Sheet.

How it works:

The active ingredient mucin sticks to the mouth cavity and the teeth providing long-lasting caring wetting and comfort. Simultaneously, mucin protects human surfaces against bacteria and fungus, and counteracts the formation of ulcers.

It is important that a saliva substitute replicates human saliva as closely as possible. The solution remains neutral, since the acidity in the mouth is undesirable, as this can lead to the increased soreness and further increases tooth damage risk.

Artificial Saliva is the only natural mucin-based saliva substitute that is pH neutral, and it is formulated with a mucin, extracted from porcine gastric linings, which is the closest substitute of the mucin found in human saliva. A series of clinical trials has proven that Artificial Saliva is more effective than chemically formulated saliva replacement-products, and therefore preferred by users.

Artificial Saliva is gluten free, has no reported side effects and suitable for children and pregnant women.

 *Dry mouth also called Xerostomia is a condition of not having enough saliva, or spit, to keep the mouth wet

Dry mouth may occur naturally with ageing or as a recognized side-effect of many prescribed drugs, smoking and drinking alcohol. Some serious cases are caused by certain cancer treatments, systemic diseases as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease, damage to the gland's nerve system, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and Anaemia. 

Dry mouth should not be ignored. Some of the most important consequences  of the hyposalivation (too small quantities of saliva secretion)  are: increased infections of the salivary glands and the mucosa in the mouth, bleeding gums, burning sensation of the mucosa and tongue, difficulty in speaking and swallowing, mouth sores and ulcers, bad breath, cracked lips, tooth decay, taste disturbance, sleep disturbance.