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Composition for GERMICURE

Chlorhexidine Gluconate(NA)

food interaction for GERMICURE

alcohol interaction for GERMICURE

pregnancy interaction for GERMICURE

lactation interaction for GERMICURE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Germicure 100ml syrup at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Germicure 100ml syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Chlorhexidine Gluconate(NA)


Germicure 100ml syrup is as a skin disinfectant to prevent infection before any surgical procedure. It is also used to treat minor scalds and burns, scratches, abrasions and cuts, blisters caused due to sunburn or infected and cracked skin.

How it works

Germicure 100ml syrup 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.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Skin redness, Teeth discolouration, Burning sensation of tongue, Altered taste


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Expert advice for GERMICURE

  • Do not take chlorhexidine gluconate, if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other ingredient of this cream, mouthwash or solution.
  • Do not apply the cream to eyes or body cavities (e.g. Mouth, vagina, inner ear).
  • Do not apply the solution vigorously over wounds or broken skin.
  • Solution is inflammable. Do not use this while smoking.
  • Consult your doctor before using chlorhexidine gluconate, if you are about to have surgery (contact with brain, inner ear lobe or meninges should be avoided).

Frequently asked questions for GERMICURE

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Q. How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?
Chlorhexidine gluconate 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 chlorhexidine gluconate an antibiotic/antifungal/cure acne/cause cancer/good for canker sores?
Chlorhexidine gluconate 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 chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate safe?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate an over the counter or prescription only drug?
Chlorhexidine gluconate 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 chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash expire?
Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.


Content on this page was last updated on 23 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)