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Peridex Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is: A brand name for a chlorohexadine gluconate oral rinse. It is used to help oral tissues heal. It is a topical antiseptic used to treat gum infections, swelling, as a post-op surgical rinse, gingivitis. ... Dosage instructions should be followed to get the maximum benefit of the rinse. It has a negative, that is, it has the potential to cause brown stains on teeth if ones brushing habits are r. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Starts Immediately: Since Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is applied directly to where the problem is, it starts working right away. What varies, however, it how well it will work long-term, and how much it will improve your condition. That, in turn, depends on what your condition is and what you're expecting Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) to do. For the most common oral problems, you should notice an improvement within 2 weeks. Don't use it long-term. ...Read more
Maybe: Only if he needs to use it as well. ...Read more
Depends: What are you looking for. One is by prescription for gum issues and the other is a over the counter rinse. So I would need to know what your oral condition is before making a recommendation. ...Read more
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) or listerine: It depends--whey are you on the peridex, (chlorhexidine gluconate)? Did you just have surgery or an implant placed? Some surgeons want you to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for 2 weeks following periodontal surgery. While it stains the teeth is does help the healing. Listerine is about 22-27% alcohol and can "burn" the tissues. While it too is an antiseptic rinse, it may not be as effective. Ask your dentist and see what she or he say. ...Read more
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate):
Adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have not been done. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
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Antibiotic: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse contains the prescription-strength ingredient Chlorhexidine gluconate. This ingredient is only available through your dentist or doctor. Chlorhexidine gluconate has years of clinical study and experience showing effective antimicrobial activity (in other words, it destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms). ...Read more
Dental cleaning: A hygiene visit at your dentist's office can remove the Chlorhexidine staining from your teeth. It needs to be scaled and polished off. ...Read more
I have my jaw wired. I ran out of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What can I use to substitute for it?
Then stop: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a rinsing solution that is useful adjunct to good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist or periodontist on a regular basis. While nausea is not a common side effect of this medication, if it is intolerable to you, then stop. Be sure you tell your dentist that you have modified your at home treatment. ...Read more
The dentist wrote me a script for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and antibiotic. What will these do?
What to do?: See a dentist to find out why your tongue and gums are "irritated" and how best to make them feel better. We can't properly answer your question without knowing what's causing the problem. ...Read more
My dentist prescribed peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). My stools are now green and pasty. Should I stop using this?
Yes & call dentist: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is prescribed for gingivitis, before and after oral surgical proceedures such as extractions, gum surgery and bone grafting. Long term use has side effects and some patients are more suseptible to the possible side effects. Talk to your dentist about an alternative or limited use of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). ...Read more
If I apply peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) with a qtip directly to inflamed areas, will it still be effective? It already stained my teeth once.
Yes: Make sure that the Q-tip is saturated and use a little scrubbing action ...Read more