Generic: chlorhexidine gluconate
A mouth and throat product - It oral rinse is used to treat gingivitis
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your dentist every 6 months for dental cleanings and to check on your progress.
This medicine may have a bitter aftertaste. Do not rinse your mouth after using this medicine because that will increase the bitter taste. Rinsing will also decrease the effect of the medicine.
This medicine may change the way food tastes to you. This effect may last up to 4 hours after using the rinse. Usually this effect becomes less noticeable as you continue using the rinse. Your taste should return to normal after stopping the use of this medicine.
This medicine may increase tartar build- up and stain your teeth, dentures or fillings. Brush with a tartar control toothpaste and floss daily to help decrease the amount of tartar build- up and staining.
If a child accidentally drinks this medicine, get medical attention right away. Small children may have nausea and vomiting and signs of drunkenness.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or other health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or other health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.