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ORAHEX PLUS MOUTH WASH

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MRP: Rs. 64.50 for 1 bottle(s) (100 ML mouth wash each)
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food interaction for ORAHEX PLUS

alcohol interaction for ORAHEX PLUS

pregnancy interaction for ORAHEX PLUS

lactation interaction for ORAHEX PLUS

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Orahex plus 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Orahex plus mouth wash is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ORAHEX PLUS

Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.2% w/v)

Uses

Chlorhexidine Gluconate is used in the treatment of inflammation of gums and bad odor from mouth.

How it works

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.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Skin redness, Teeth discolouration, Burning sensation of tongue, Altered taste
Sodium Fluoride(0.2% w/v)

Uses

Sodium Fluoride is used in the treatment of hypersensitivity, inflammation of gums and dental cavities.

How it works

Sodium fluoride belongs to class of medications called as mineral supplements.  It is an inorganic salt of fluoride that works by strengthening the teeth and reducing the effects of acid and bacteria on the teeth thereby making the teeth resistant to decay. 

Common side effects

Acute toxicity, Cough, Eye pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Rash, Skin rash, Skin redness, Sore throat, Stomach upset, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Triclosan(0.3% w/v)

Uses

Triclosan is used in the treatment of inflammation of gums and bad odor from mouth.

How it works

Triclosan, a chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic, is active against fungi, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

Common side effects

Dermatitis, Irritation
Zinc Chloride(0.09% w/v)

Uses

Zinc Chloride is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

NA

Common side effects

SUBSTITUTES for ORAHEX PLUS

No substitutes found

Expert advice for ORAHEX PLUS

  • Use Chlorhexidine Gluconate 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 Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate 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 Chlorhexidine Gluconate 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.

Frequently asked questions for ORAHEX PLUS

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.

Sodium Fluoride

Q.Is sodium fluoride in toothpaste bad for you?
No, Sodium fluoride toothpaste is used to prevent cavities and make the teeth resistant to decay. It should be used once daily or as per the advice given by your doctor

Q.Does sodium fluoride cause canker sores?
No, Canker sores are caused by citric or acidic foods and health conditions such as deficiency in Vitamin B12, folic acid, iron or impaired immune system.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 November, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)