Is Corsodyl mouthwash right for me?
Corsodyl mouthwash may be the right product if you need a mouthwash that:
- Treats and prevents gum disease
- Promotes gum healing, for example after dental surgery
- Controls mouth ulcers
- Maintains mouth hygiene
- Manages oral thrush and denture sore mouth
It works by using its active ingredient, chlorhexidine digluconate, to fight off bacteria, yeasts, fungi and viruses that can cause many common dental conditions.
How and when to use this treatment
For best results, follow the guidelines below. If your dentist has provided you with different instructions, then follow you dentist’s advice.
Wait 5 minutes before you use Corsodyl if you have just brushed your teeth. Toothpaste can prevent the mouthwash from working. Wait a few minutes and rinse your mouth with water before use, or use at a different time of day for best results.
To treat gum disease, rinse your mouth twice a day with 10ml of mouthwash. Rinse for one minute before spitting out. Continue use for 1 month.
To treat mouth ulcers and oral thrush, rinse your mouth twice a day with 10ml of mouthwash. Rinse for one minute and then spit. Start the treatment as soon as you notice the first symptoms, and continue use for 2 days after the condition has healed.
To relieve denture sore mouth, clean and soak your denture in the mouthwash for 15 minutes. Repeat twice a day.
Warnings and cautions
Do not use this mouthwash if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, including chlorhexidine digluconate.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction.
Do not use in children under the age of 12, unless told to do so by their dentist.
This mouthwash does not affect pregnant or breastfeeding women.
This product contains alcohol. Do not swallow. If the mouthwash is swallowed by a child, you should contact a doctor as soon as possible.
Possible side effects include:
- Temporary staining of the tongue and/or teeth.
- Peeling of the skin inside your mouth
- Irritation of the mouth
- Soreness or swelling of the inside of the cheeks
Not everyone will develop side effects and side effects can affect users differently. Consult your dentist for more information and advice.
- Oromucosal solution containing: Chlorhexidine GLUCOSEonate .2% w/v.
I have just used corsodyl and I would like to take some nurofen too. Would that be safe?
Using Corsodyl mouthwash and Nurofen (Ibuprofen) has no contraindications, providing you aren't taking any other medication
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