Medicine Overview of Elugel Oral Gel
Uses of Elugel Oral Gel
Elugel 0.2% w/w Oral Gel is used in the treatment of Inflammation of gums and Bad odor from mouth.
Side effects of Elugel Oral Gel
Altered taste, Application site irritation, Teeth discolouration.
How to use Elugel Oral Gel
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Elugel 0.2% w/w Oral Gel at a fixed time.
How Elugel Oral Gel works
Elugel 0.2% w/w oral gel kills the harmful bacteria and fungi by attacking their outer covering.
In Depth Information on Elugel Oral Gel
Expert advice for Elugel Oral Gel
- Use Elugel 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 Elugel.
- Elugel 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 Elugel 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.
Special precautions for Elugel 0.2% w/w Oral Gel
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Elugel 0.2% w/w Oral Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Elugel 0.2% w/w Oral Gel should be used with caution during+more
lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body....
Elugel 0.2% w/w Oral Gel does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Elugel+more
0.2% w/w Oral Gel in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor....
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Chlorhexidine Gluconate, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Elugel 0.2% w/w Oral Gel
Frequently asked questions for Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Elugel 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
Elugel 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 Elugel mouthwash
Elugel is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor
Elugel 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
Elugel mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.
Substitutes for Elugel
No substitutes found for this medicine