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  • Peridex™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse
  • Peridex™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse

    Product Details

    A Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% oral rinse for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis.


    • Provides antimicrobial activity during oral rinsing.
    • Reduces certain aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from a range of 54-97% through six months use.
    • Shows no significant changes in bacterial resistance or adverse changes in the oral microbial ecosystem.
    • Prescription only.

    Indications for Use

    • For use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis as characterized by redness and swelling of the gingivae, including gingival bleeding upon probing.

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      Oral Rinse
    • Role
      Dentist, Distributor
    Customer Reviews

    Your dentist has prescribed Peridex™ (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12%) Oral Rinse to treat your gingivitis, to help reduce the redness and swelling of your gums, and also to help you control any gum bleeding. Use Peridex regularly, as directed by your dentist, in addition to daily brushing. Spit out after use. Peridex should not be swallowed.
    If you develop allergic symptoms such as skin rash, itch, generalized swelling, breathing difficulties, light headedness, rapid heart rate, upset stomach or diarrhea, seek medical attention immediately. Peridex should not be used by persons who have a sensitivity to it or its components.
    Peridex may cause some tooth discoloration or increase in tartar (calculus) formation, particularly in areas where stain and tartar usually form. It is important to see your dentist for removal of any stain or tartar at least every six months or more frequently if your dentist advises.

    • Both stain and tartar can be removed by your dentist or hygienist. Peridex may cause permanent discoloration of some front-tooth fillings.
    • To minimize discoloration, you should brush and floss daily, emphasizing areas which begin to discolor.
    • Peridex may taste bitter to some patients and can affect how foods and beverages taste. This will become less noticeable in most cases with continued use of Peridex.
    • To avoid taste interference, rinse with Peridex after meals. Do not rinse with water or other mouthwashes immediately after rinsing with Peridex.

    Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
    The clinical significance of Peridex oral rinse's antimicrobial activities is not clear. Three months after Peridex oral rinse use was discontinued, the number of bacteria in plaque had returned to...

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