A 22-year-old male asked:
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listerine mouthwash says "do not eat or drink within 30 minutes of using", however i always rinse after using it. is it harmful to drink water?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
12 years experience Family Medicine
Mouthwash: The best time to use a mouthwash is probably before bedtime since the residue of the mouthrinse may remain in the mouth for a longer period of time and have a greater effect. Rinsing with water would only dilute the mouthwash.
Answered on Feb 2, 2016
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Yes: Same idea. You would wash away the ingredients and reduce it's effectiveness (for whatever it can\does do).

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