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food interaction for OROGARD

alcohol interaction for OROGARD

pregnancy interaction for OROGARD

lactation interaction for OROGARD

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Orogard mouth wash 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.
Orogard mouth wash is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.2% w/v)


Chlorhexidine gluconate 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

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(0.05% w/v)


Sodium fluoride is used as a mineral supplement for preventing tooth decay (dental caries) and maintaining strong teeth especially in areas where amount of fluoride in the drinking water supply is too low.

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
Zinc Chloride(0.09% w/v)


Corns, reversal of non-depolarising neuromuscular blockade, warts.

How it works


Common side effects


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Expert advice for OROGARD

  • 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 OROGARD

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)