Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash


Uses of Colgate Mouth Wash
Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash is used in the treatment of mouth infection.
Colgate Mouth Wash side effects
  • Taste change
  • Staining of teeth
  • Hard Dental Plaque
How to use Colgate Mouth Wash
Check the label before use. Take the mouthwash in the quantity as advised by your doctor and put it in your mouth. Swish for 30 seconds to 1 minute and spit it. Do not swallow. Avoid eating, drinking, or smoking for at least 30 minutes after rinsing.
How Colgate Mouth Wash works
Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash is an antiseptic that binds strongly to the surface of teeth, inner cheeks and gums. It works by killing the harmful microorganisms that cause swollen gums, tartar, bad odour from mouth, and other mouth infections.
Colgate Mouth Wash related warnings
No interaction found/established
Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
What if you miss a dose of Colgate Mouth Wash?
If you miss a dose of Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Use Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash after meals, it may affect the taste of foods and beverages. 
  • For maximum effectiveness avoid rinsing mouth (with water or any other mouthwash), brushing teeth, eating or drinking for 30 minutes after using the Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash.
  • Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash may cause permanent discolouration of some tooth fillings. To minimize discolouration, brush and floss daily, focussing on the areas which begin to discolour.
  • Do not mix/dilute Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash with any other product.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and ears. If the solution comes in contact with your eyes, rinse well with water.
  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Colgate

why my teeth gets yellowish? i use colgate paste.
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
Use a soft brush ,do not guve excess force while brushibg (this causes wear off of tooth and increase in yellow colour)Get ur teeth cleaned and polished from a dentistStop habits if u have anyIf the colour bother you so much u can go for dental bleaching procedure , cosult a dentist for this
Pain in teeth Tried sensodyne aTried sensodyne, Colgate pain out but no relief
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
For pain take zerodol p tab twoce daily for 3 daysAfter dat consult a dentist ,tooth need to be treated for pain relief
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User Feedback


Q. How does Colgate work?
Colgate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface
Q. Does it burn?
It is not generally known to burn. Please inform the doctor in case of any side effects
Q. Is Colgate an antibiotic/antifungal/cure acne/cause cancer/good for canker sores?
Colgate is not antibiotic/antifungal. It is not used for curing acne and it does not cause cancer. Canker sores (small and shallow ulcers of the mouth) if mild to moderate then can be controlled by using Colgate mouthwash
Q. Is Colgate safe?
Colgate is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor
Q. Is Colgate an over the counter or prescription only drug?
Colgate is an over the counter drug and not a prescription drug
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate whiten teeth/contain iodine/stain teeth?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not used to whiten teeth. It does not contain iodine. It may stain the teeth slightly but this may be removed by brushing with a normal toothpaste
Q. Does Colgate mouthwash expire?
Colgate mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Colgate Research Centre, Main Street, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai 400 076
473 ml in 1 bottle