Chlorhexidine mouthwash is a solution with antibacterial properties. It contains the active ingredients chlorhexidine gluconate which works by killing off harmful bacteria in your mouth, including teeth and gums.
This antiseptic mouthwash may be used to treat gum disease (gingivitis), but is also suitable for managing conditions such as mouth ulcers, oral thrush and denture sore mouth.
This bottle of mouthwash contains 300ml of solution. Please note, your doctor or dentist may have recommended this medicated mouthwash to treat a condition that is not mentioned in the paragraph above. If this is the case you should follow their instructions on how to use this medicine.
This treatment is likely to be suitable for you as long as you are not sensitive or allergic to chlorhexidine mouthwash or any of the ingredients listed on the pack or patient information leaflet.
If you are unsure of the suitability of this product, or if you have any medical conditions affecting your mouth, gums or teeth, you should talk to your doctor before using the mouthwash.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before use.
This mouthwash may be used up to two times per day. Do not exceed this dose.
Some toothpaste may affect how this mouthwash works. If you want to use this solutions after brushing your teeth, ensure to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water before using the mouthwash.
To treat gum disease (gingivitis), fill the cap to the 10ml mark. Rinse your mouth for at least 1 minute. Rinse twice per day for 4 weeks.
To treat mouth ulcers and oral thrush, rinse your mouth thoroughly with 10ml of solution, twice per day. Use for as long as your have symptoms, and then continue for 2 extra days once your symptoms have healed.
To relieve pain and discomfort associated with denture sore mouth, clean your dentures and soak in the mouthwash for 15 minutes morning and evening.
Chlorhexidine mouthwash is for oral use only. Rinse and spit out, do not swallow.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children, and keep away from the eyes and ears.
Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, or if your symptoms are not getting better within a few days.
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