Chlorhexigard (Oral)

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Chlorhexigard (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Chlorhexigard (Oral)

Chlorhexigard (Oral) Medication Classification


Chlorhexigard (Oral) Brandname

Periogard, Peridex, Chlorhexigard

Chlorhexigard (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Chlorhexidine (klor-HEX-i-deen) Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums.

When To Not Use Chlorhexigard (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to chlorhexidine.

How Should You Use Chlorhexigard (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much and how often to use this medicine.
  • This medicine should be used after you have brushed and flossed your teeth.
  • Measure out 1/2 fluid ounce (15 milliliters) as marked in the cap which comes with the bottle.
  • Swish the solution in your mouth for at least 30 seconds.
  • Do not swallow chlorhexidine; spit it out after rinsing your mouth.
  • This medicine is usually used twice a day.
  • Do not mix it with water or other fluids.
  • After you use this medicine, wait several hours before eating or drinking.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use as soon as possible except when it is close to the time for your next treatment.
  • If almost time for the next treatment, skip the missed treatment and return to the usual time to use the medicine.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Chlorhexigard (Oral) Storage

Store Chlorhexigard (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Chlorhexigard (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Chlorhexigard (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Chlorhexigard (Oral) Warnings

  • Be sure to tell your dentist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You should not use this product longer than your doctor orders.
  • This medicine may discolor your teeth a yellow-brown color. This is normal and can be removed with professional cleaning.

Chlorhexigard (Oral) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Irritation of the mouth and tongue
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Stained tongue, teeth, tooth fillings, and dentures
  • Increase in tartar on teeth.

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