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A 45-year-old member asked:

Who should not use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Allergies: Anyone who is allergic to any peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ingredients should not use it.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
No: The active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is not available without a prescription. That's primarily because this medicine should not be taken long-term, & it's indicated only for specific oral conditions. If people could just buy it, they would use it indiscriminately & for far too long, so it has to be regulated. There are potential side-effects from improper use which have to be avoided.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems?
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Gingivitis : Peridex, (chlorhexidine gluconate) or chlorhexidine, is an antimicrobial. It reduces the number of bacteria in the mouth when it is used, typically rinsing twice a day. It is used to treat gingivitis, or red, swollen gums.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Could I use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Not the same: Speak to your treating dentist regarding your concerns about using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). If you have periodontitis, better treat it now than later... It will be more expensive in the long run.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) better than listerine?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Listerine mouthwash: Listerine is a mouthwash that can reduce bacterial numbers. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a drug that kills bacteria and sticks around for several hours after application to continue to work. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is not a mouthwash.

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It's okay to use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) right?
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