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Pelwash Mouth Wash


Overview

Introduction

Pelwash 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 Pelwash Mouth Wash

  • Mouth infection

Side effects of Pelwash Mouth Wash

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pelwash

  • Taste change
  • Staining of teeth
  • Hard Dental Plaque

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Taste change
    Keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash after each snack or meal. Use plastic or glass utensils if the food tastes like metal. Avoid very hot or very cold foods. Chewing mints or gums may also help in improving the taste. Increase your fluid intake and choose foods that have strong flavors. Try adding garlic, lemon juice, herbs, spices and pickles or chutneys. Avoid cigarette smoking.

How to use Pelwash 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 Pelwash Mouth Wash works

Pelwash 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
Pelwash 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
Pelwash 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 Pelwash Mouth Wash?

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Use Pelwash 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 Pelwash Mouth Wash.
  • Pelwash 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 Pelwash 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Biguanide
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. How long should you use Pelwash?

The duration of use of Pelwash 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 Pelwash stain teeth?

Yes, though it does not occur in everyone, Pelwash 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 Pelwash can prevent staining. You should also avoid tannin-containing food and drinks such as tea and coffee.

Q. Does Pelwash help bad breath?

Yes, Pelwash 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 Pelwash 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 Pelwash mouthwash. After rinsing, expel it from your mouth.

Q. What precautions should be followed while using Pelwash?

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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1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

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