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Doctor insights on: Cetylpyridinium Chloride

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Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Please advise what is better: cetylpyridinium chloride or sodium fluoride?

Totally different: Cetylpyridinium chloride is an antiseptic, it kills bacteria. Fluoride is a mineral that makes teeth more resistant to acid when it is incorporated into the tooth enamel and also makes it harder for the bacteria to stick to the teeth. You can't say one is better then the other because they are totally different products that are used for totally different things. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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Is cetylpyridinium chloride safe? I have mouth spray that has 0.075% in it and it says 2 sprays but I do 5 or more. Is this bad? Can I use everyday?

Is cetylpyridinium chloride safe? I have mouth spray that has 0.075% in it and it says 2 sprays but I do 5 or more. Is this bad? Can I use everyday?

Safe mouth spray: Cetylpyridinium chloride is a compound used in mouth washes, toothpastes, and lozenges to fight bacteria. It doesn't eradicate them all, as some are normal to be in your mouth. The spray can reduce gingivitis and reduce plaque. It is safe, even at 5 sprays a day. However, regular dental care is also needed to assure dental health. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11505791. ...Read more

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Is it bad to mix a mouthwash that whitens teeth with a regular one containing cetylpyridinium chloride?

Is it bad to mix a mouthwash that whitens teeth with a regular one containing cetylpyridinium chloride?

Maybe: Mixing may cause some of the ingredients in either to be bound chemically together and not be effective . Best to use them separately.. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Have fungal infection in mouth,what is safe during pregnancy?also is cetylpyridinium chloride+lidocaine HCl gel safe during pregnancy??

Cetylpyridinium: As a general answer, cetylpyridium is not safe for pregnant women. It can severely damage the liver of the fetus. For oral thrush, gargle with salt water, avoid sweets, eat some plain yogurt every day. If it is really severe, then topical Nystatin (swish and spit). ...Read more

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What are normal ratios for phosphorus and chloride?

What are normal ratios for phosphorus and chloride?

Normal values: Chloride normal is 98 - 110. Potasium normal is 3.5 - 5.3 phosphate normal is 2.7 - 4.5 with children higher. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chloride?

What is the definition or description of: chloride?

Electrolyte: Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions - sodium and potassium. ...Read more

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What is mivacurium chloride?

What is mivacurium chloride?

Muscle relaxant: this is a type of short acting muscle paralyzing agent given with a GA to facilitate the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

No: Al chloride is not antibiotic it is anti hydrous or sweating. When applied to an armpit at night it gets absorbed into your sweat glands and decreases sweat production it is not killing any bacteria ...Read more

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What is magnesium chloride used for?

What is magnesium chloride used for?

Magnesium chloride: Medically-prescribed magnesium supplements such as slo-mag and mag-sr contain magnesium chloride which is slowly released. For the dozens of other uses, see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/magnesium_chloride. ...Read more