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Hexidine Mouth Wash


Overview

Introduction

Hexidine Mouth Wash is used in the treatment of inflammation of gums. It works by killing harmful microorganisms in the oral cavity.

Use it as directed by the dentist.

Uses of Hexidine Mouth Wash

Side effects of Hexidine Mouth Wash

Common
  • Taste change
  • Staining of teeth
  • Hard Dental Plaque

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 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hexidine Mouth Wash may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hexidine Mouth Wash is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Hexidine Mouth Wash?

If you miss a dose of Hexidine Mouth Wash, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Use Hexidine 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 Hexidine Mouth Wash.
  • Hexidine 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 Hexidine 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

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Gum bleeding and teeth pain while eating from last 4 5 months.want relief asap. Want to clean my teeth also.please reply me the same.
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
Dental Surgery
Do a cleaning as a first stepUse hexidine mouthwash and strodent mouth paint on a regular basis
My teeth are getting black from backside also some times I feel bad breath from my mouth.
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
Dental Surgery
Do a cleamimg of ur teeth from a dentistRinse ur mouth with hexidine miuthwash twice a day after cleaning
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FAQs

Q. How long should you use Hexidine?

The duration of use of Hexidine will depend on the condition it is being prescribed for. If you are using it for gum disease (gingivitis) it may be used for a month. If being used for mouth ulcers and thrush, this mouthwash may be used till 2 days after the symptoms are relieved.

Q. Does Hexidine stain teeth?

Yes, though it does not occur in everyone, Hexidine may stain your teeth and tongue. Staining is not permanent and may disappear after discontinuation of treatment. Brushing the teeth with regular toothpaste prior to using Hexidine can prevent staining. You should also avoid tannin-containing food and drinks such as tea and coffee.

Q. Does Hexidine help bad breath?

Yes, Hexidine is effective in reducing bad breath, which persists for about 3 hours. However, risk of staining teeth and alteration of taste should be borne in mind before you start using it. In addition, use this medicine judiciously.

Q. How should Hexidine be used?

It should be used as required. It is generally used twice daily. Rinse the mouth thoroughly for about 1 minute with 10 ml of Hexidine mouthwash. After rinsing, expel it from your mouth.

Q. What precautions should be followed while using Hexidine?

Using toothpastes immediately after the mouthwash may interfere with working of mouthwash properly. Use it before the mouthwash or at a different time of the day. Always rinse your mouth before using the mouthwash.
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References
  1. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Spring Hill, Florida: Adrian Pharmaceuticals; 2012. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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216-219, Adarsh Industrial Estate, Sahar Road, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400099.
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90.4
160 ml in 1 bottle
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