Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Peridex)

Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Peridex, periogard) 0.12% is an antimicrobial mouth rinse used between visits during gum treatment for gingivitis. Chlorhexidine Gluconate helps reduce the amount of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in the oral cavity.

Active ingredient in Peridex contains 0.12% Chlorhexidine gluconate

Inactive ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Glycerin, PEG-40 Sorbitan diisostearate,  Sodium saccharin and Dye.

Peridex 0.12 % oral rinse (118 ml, 473 ml) 1 bottle, use 1 Tbsp to rinse for 30 second after brushing in the morning and evening and expectorate after rinsing.  Do not rinse with water, other mouthwashes, brush teeth or eat immediately after using Peridex.

Side effects:
  1. Staining teeth
  2. Increase calculus formation
  3. Taste alteration
  4. Oral irritation:
    • Aphthous ulcer
    • Gingivitis
    • Trauma
    • Ulceration
    • Erythema
    • Coated tongue                              
    • Geographic tongue
    • Mucocele
    • Stomatitis
    • Dry mouth
    • Glossal edema
    • Paresthesia
    • Desquamation of the oral mucosa
    • Swelling of the salivary glands

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