Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash

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Composition for Hexidine 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash

Primarily used for

Inflammation of gums, Bad odor from mouth
76.5
150 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Hexidine Mouth Wash

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Uses of Hexidine Mouth Wash

Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash is used in the treatment of inflammation of gums and bad odor from mouth.
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Side effects of Hexidine Mouth Wash

Common

Altered taste, Application site irritation, Teeth discolouration.

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How to use Hexidine 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 Hexidine Mouth Wash works

Hexidine ep 0.12% w/v mouth wash kills the harmful bacteria and fungi by attacking their outer covering.

In Depth Information on Hexidine Mouth Wash

Expert advice for Hexidine Mouth Wash

  • Use Hexidine 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 Hexidine.
  • Hexidine 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 Hexidine 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v 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.
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Lactation
Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash is probably safe to use dur
ing lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash is probably safe to use in
patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash is probably safe to use in
patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Hexidine EP 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Chlorhexidine Gluconate, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Hexidine 0.12% w/v Mouth Wash

Frequently asked questions for Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Hexidine 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
Hexidine 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 Hexidine mouthwash
Hexidine is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor
Hexidine 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
Hexidine mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.
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Substitutes for Hexidine Mouth Wash

Colgate Periogard Mouth Wash
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₹0.63/ml of Mouth Wash
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