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Peridex

Peridex



USES: This medication is a mouth rinse that kills bacteria. It is used to treat redness, swelling and bleeding of inflamed gums (gingivitis).

 
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Peridex

Uses
This medication is a mouth rinse that kills bacteria. It is used to treat redness, swelling and bleeding of inflamed gums (gingivitis).
Notes
  • Dental checkups are recommended every 6 months.
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature below 77 degrees F (below 25 degrees C).
  • Do not freeze.


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Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)
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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is best started after a thorough teeth cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist.
  • This medication is used as an oral rinse in the morning and evening after brushing teeth.
  • Swish one capful (1 tablespoonful) around the mouth for 30 seconds or as directed.
  • Then spit out.
  • Do not swallow the drug.
  • Do not rinse mouth, brush teeth or eat after using this drug.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause staining of the teeth or tongue.
  • The stains can be removed by your dentist.
  • Changes in taste, mouth irritation or mouth sores may occur.
  • If this medication is accidentally swallowed, stomach upset or nausea may occur.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, rash or itching.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using this drug, tell your caregiver your medical/dental history including that of any drug allergies.
  • Tell your caregiver if you are pregnant before using this medication.
  • It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your caregiver before breast-feeding.
  • This medication is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age.

Missed Dose
  • Use any missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Even though this medication is not meant to be swallowed and no interactions would be expected, tell your caregiver of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you use.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Peridex
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 25
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Time Taken: 1 days

Reason: gingivitis Date: 22 September 2009
Side Effects
Taste for about two hours is not too pleasant. but its medicine. I dont mind at all just like for it to work.

Additional Thoughts
I have seen improvement in my gums, not bleeding as much its been only one day of usage & I can already tell the difference its making.

Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 19
Time Taken: 6 days

Reason: prepare for deep cleaning; gingivitis Date: 15 June 2009
Side Effects
numb, cotton-coated-like tongue, change in taste

Additional Thoughts
I've been using it for about a week now. I have seen improvents in my gums. They haven't bled since I started using Peridex.

Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 51
Location: Seattle, WA
Time Taken: 5 days

Reason: Prescribed for gingivitis/periodontal disease Date: 11 November 2007
Side Effects
It does seem to numb your tastebuds, but the benefits far outweigh that to me.

Additional Thoughts
I have been using Peridex as recommended by my dentist for less than a week. Already I have noticed a great decrease in gum bleeding, and my gums look so much healthier. I love this product.

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