What is Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash?
Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash is a peppermint flavoured mouthwash which can help to treat and prevent gum disease. Ideal for those who want to prevent gum problems, this mouthwash can also be used to ease mouth ulcers, oral thrush, or denture sore mouth, and before dental surgery.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is a condition which happens when harmful bacteria or plaque build-up on your teeth and gums. When plaque acids attack your gums, they can damage the tissues that hold your teeth in place. This can cause bleeding gums, gingivitis, and without treatment, even cause you to lose your teeth.
How will this mouthwash help to prevent gum disease?
Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash contains the active ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate, which is an antimicrobial ingredient. This means that this mouthwash will work to kill the harmful bacteria in your mouth that causes gum disease, stopping the condition in its tracks.
How to use Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash
To use this mouthwash as a daily rinse, fill the cap up to the 10ml line with Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash. Use to rinse the mouth for up to 1 minute and then spit out. Do not swallow this mouthwash. For more information about how to use this mouthwash to treat gum disease. Mouth ulcers, oral thrush, or denture sore mouth, please read the patient information leaflet.
When should Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash not be used?
Do not use Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other listed ingredients. Keep away from eyes and ears, if mouthwash comes into contact with your eyes, rinse immediately with clean water. If you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor before using this product.
Does this mouthwash have any side effects?
Like all medicines, Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects can include:
- Anaphylactic shock
- Signs of an allergic reaction, e.g. dermatitis, itching, redness, rash, hives, skin irritation, blisters, etc.
- Skin reaction
- Swelling of the salivary glands
- Staining of tongue, teeth, or fillings, this is not permanent and can be removed by brushing
- Chemical burns have been observed (very rarely) when applying chlorhexidine to the skin of new born babies or infants
- A change in the way things taste or a burning sensation, this usually goes away with continued use
- Peeling of the surface layer of skin in the mouth. If this happens, try diluting this mouthwash with equal amounts of water.
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor, dentist, or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away if necessary.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
What age is this suitable for? And how much?
Numark Antiseptic Mouthwash contains Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% w/v.
Adults and children over 12 years of age should use 10ml of the mouthwash to thoroughly rinse the mouth for about one minute twice a day
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