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What hallucinations do you get from ether anesthetic?

What hallucinations do you get from ether anesthetic?

None usually: Pure ether has not been used in anesthesia in the U.S. For many years. The newer anesthetic gases such as sevoflurane and Desflurane have been chemically modified to make them safer. When you have general anesthesia today, an intravenous medication such as Propofol usually makes you go to sleep, and breathing gas keeps you asleep. No hallucinations are usually experienced. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Definition)

In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, ...Read more


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Whats peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ?

Whats peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ?

An antibacterial rin: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a brand name for chlorhexadine mouth rinse...There are other brands as well. Chlorhexadine is an antibacterial rinse that will reduce the number of certain bacteria known to cause "gum" disease (periodontal disease). ...Read more

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What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

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

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Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

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

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

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? ...Read more

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How long will it take for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) to work?

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

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How effective is chlorhexidine (Peridex) for treating gingivitis?

How effective is chlorhexidine (Peridex) for treating gingivitis?

Adjunct: It can be helpful in addition to proper tooth brushing, flossing as well as professional cleanings and monitoring. There are some side effects. Discuss what's right for you with you own dentist. ...Read more

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Is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) better than listerine?

Is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) better than listerine?

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. ...Read more

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Which is better listerine or peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) : Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a stronger antimicrobial than listerine. Listerine is good and will reduce gingivitis, but the active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is a more powerful. ...Read more

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Could peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) be bought over the counter?

Could peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) be bought over the counter?

Chlorhexidine: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is prescribed together with treatment of gingivitis or periodontitis. It is not a stand alone product to solve gingival issues, and that is why it is dispensed with a prescription. See your local dentist if you have gingival irritation. ...Read more

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

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

Not recommended: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read more

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

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

Not Really: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Wanted to know if i can use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

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

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Can pregnant women use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can pregnant women use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

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. http://www.drugs.com/pro/peridex.html ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Peridex (Definition)

Peridex is an ether anesthetic which is a kind ...Read more