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Peridex
(Chlorhexidine Gluconate)

Manufacturer : ANB Canada
Formulation : Liquid

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Peridex /Chlorhexidine Gluconate used for?

Peridex is used in treating gingivitis to reduce inflammation, bleeding, and swelling of the gums. Gingivitis is caused by bacteria growth on the teeth that forms between brushing.

How should Peridex /Chlorhexidine Gluconate be stored?

Store this medication at room temperature in a sealed container away from moisture, light, and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Peridex/Chlorhexidine Gluconate ?

Use Peridex after brushing and flossing your teeth. Rinse toothpaste completely from your mouth before using Peridex oral rinse. Do not eat or drink for several hours after using Peridex. Swish Peridex in your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out. Do not mix the medicine with water before using it. Do not swallow Peridex. Follow your doctor’s instructions about the exact dosing amounts. The dose will be different for each patient. The number of doses you take daily and the intervals between them may vary. Read your instructions carefully.

When should Peridex /Chlorhexidine Gluconate not be taken?

Do not take Peridex if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed on this medication. If you have front tooth fillings, this medication may cause staining that may be impossible to remove and may require replacement of the filling. The use of this medication can cause other gum problems, such as periodonitis, worse. Talk to your doctor about your dental history before using this medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Peridex /Chlorhexidine Gluconate ?

Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to this medication or any of the ingredients in Peridex. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before taking this medicine. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor about any prescription and non prescription medication that you use before taking Peridex. Some medicines can react when combined and cause unwanted side effects.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Peridex /Chlorhexidine Gluconate ?

Using alcohol or tobacco while taking Peridex can cause unwanted side effects. Talk to your doctor about special instructions you may need to follow when using any new medication. Peridex may have a bitter aftertaste. Refrain from rinsing your mouth with water after using Peridex. Doing so will only increase the bitterness and decrease the effectiveness of the medicine. This medication can change the way foods taste to you. This can last up to 4 hours after using Peridex. Peridex can cause staining and increase the tartar build up on your teeth. Make sure you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly.

When should Peridex /Chlorhexidine Gluconate not be taken?

Serious side effects of Peridex include signs of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath, hives, trouble breathing, skin rash, or swelling of the face). Seek emergency medical attention if you are having an allergic reaction to this medicine. Call you

Less serious side effects of Peridex are changes in taste, increase of tartar on teeth, staining of teeth, mouth, tooth fillings, and dentures.

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