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What is GelX®?

GelX® is a mucoprotectant brand available in a 100ml oral solution spray, indicated for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis and suitable for use in all ages and all
ethnic cultures. 1

Provides a bio-adhesive barrier for durable protection

Blocks exposed nerve endings and coats oral lesions to soothe and relieve pain 1,4

Aids patients in coping with oral mucositis and completing long-term treatment goals. 5

How does it work? 12,13

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Biomechanical Benefits

  • Bio adhesive barrier for durable protection
  • Blocks exposed nerve endings and coats oral lesions to soothe and relieve pain
  • Protects ulcerated tissue from further injury and bacterial colonisation


  • Adheres to mucosal surface and delivers a bioactive zinc-taurine complex
  • Releases bioactive zinc-taurine complex into epithelial cells
  • The combined anti-inflammatory properties of zinc and taurine have demonstrated a synergistic biological effect in vitro by regulating COX-2 mediated prostaglandins and inflammatory cytokines
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Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)

  • High molecular weight polymer
  • Coating and encapsulation of tissues
  • Provides a water-permeable film

Zinc Gluconate and Taurine

  • Forms a bio-active zinc-taurine complex 
under physiological conditions
  • Provides excellent bacteriostatic qualities without cyto-toxicity seen in other preservative systems
  • Effective in addressing mineral deficiency and inflammatory processes associated with oral pain and discomfort
  • Found to exert anti-microbial, 
anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenging, and analgesic effects
  • Delays onset of oral mucositis by 
inhibiting inflammatory cycle
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Clinical Evidence

  • The use of GelX® in the prevention and soothing of cancer-therapy-induced oral mucositis has been clinically proven in children and adults suffering from a variety of malignancies. 5,6,7
  • The preventive use of GelX® when starting radiotherapy has been shown to reduce the severity of mucositis. 5
  • The preventive use of GelX® has been shown to reduce the severity of oral mucositis (WHO scale) during chemotherapy and improve eating and swallowing in children. 6,7
  • GelX® reduces the need to interrupt chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment due to oral mucositis. 5
  • GelX® reduces pain and swallowing difficulties caused by chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis in children with cancer. 6
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Trusted by patients & healthcare professionals…

I started using GelX after 1 cycle of chemotherapy. I had already started with a number of large mouth ulcers and was finding eating and swallowing painful. After just 2 days of using GelX, no further ulcers appeared. Throughout my chemo treatments I only had a handful of small ulcers. I can wholeheartedly say that GelX has made a significant difference to my oral comfort and enabled me to eat more normally than I could have done…A truly wonderful product!

Jayne, Patient, Wrexham

I was kindly sent GelX at the beginning of my throat cancer journey. During treatment this was a fantastic product that enabled me to have a life. Eating, drinking, smiling - GelX played a big part. I would 100% fully recommend this product to anybody without hesitation.

Jon, Patient, Surrey

I support patients with Head and Neck cancers and have found, since the introduction of GelX during radiotherapy (with or without chemotherapy), mucositis is reduced. This has meant for some patients, stronger analgesics have not been necessary or at least not required so early on during their course of radiotherapy. We find using GelX prophylactically in Head and Neck cancer patients, receiving radiotherapy, helps reduce the severity of mucositis.

Head & Neck Specialist Radiographer, Kent

We have been using GelX for about a year now. Mucositis has been improved in patients who use it consistently from the beginning of treatment.

Dr. Jennifer Turner, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

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