Chlorhexadine Gluconate 0.2%W/V MOUTH WASH
Chlorhexidine Gluconate is used in the treatment of Mouth infection.
Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an antiseptic. It works by killing harmful microorganisms and cleans the affected area.
Taste change, Dryness in mouth, Loss of taste sensation Severe side effects of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Allergic reaction, Immune disorders, Hypersensitivity, Anaphylactic shock
Answer: The duration of use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate will depend on the condition it is being prescribed for. If you are using it for gum disease (gingivitis) it may be used for a month. If being used for mouth ulcers and thrush, this mouthwash may be used till 2 days after the symptoms are relieved.
Answer: Yes, though it does not occur in everyone, Chlorhexidine Gluconate may stain your teeth and tongue. Staining is not permanent and may disappear after discontinuation of treatment. Brushing the teeth with regular toothpaste before using Chlorhexidine Gluconate can prevent staining. You should also avoid tannin-containing food and drinks such as tea and coffee.
Answer: Yes, Chlorhexidine Gluconate is effective in reducing bad breath, which persists for about 3 hours. However, the risk of staining teeth and alteration of taste should be borne in mind before you start using it. Also, use this medicine judiciously.
Answer: It should be used as required. It is generally used twice daily. Rinse the mouth thoroughly for about 1 minute with 10 ml of Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouthwash. After rinsing, expel it from your mouth.
Answer: Using toothpastes immediately after the mouthwash may interfere with the working of mouthwash properly. Use it before the mouthwash or at a different time of the day. Always rinse your mouth before using the mouthwash.
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