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Steri Gargle is a combination of two medicines. It is used to treat inflammation of gums. This mouthwash has antimicrobial action on the infection-causing bacteria. It also reduces inflammation such as redness, pain, and swelling.

Steri Gargle should be used as per directed or prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it more than the recommended dose. After taking a measured amount of this medicine in the mouth, it should be rinsed thoroughly so that it reaches every corner of the mouth. It should be spit out after rinsing and remember not to swallow it.

This is a very safe medicine and usually does not cause any side effects. However, long-term use of this medicine may cause staining of the teeth.

Uses of Steri Gargle

Steri Gargle side effects

  • Staining of teeth
  • Stinging sensation
  • Taste change

How to use Steri Gargle

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not dilute the solution. Gargle in the mouth for at least 30 seconds and spit after use.

How Steri Gargle works

Steri Gargle is a combination of two medicines: Benzydamine and Chlorhexidine gluconate which treat mouth infections. Benzydamine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). Chlorhexidine gluconate is an antiseptic and disinfectant. It works by binding to the surface of teeth, inner cheeks and gums. This kills the infectious microorganisms that cause gum disease, tartar and other mouth infections.

Steri Gargle related warnings

No interaction found/established
Steri Gargle 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.
Information regarding the use of Steri Gargle during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Steri Gargle
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Steri

Post viral fever, i am suffering from swelling and inflammation of gums. Please advice.
Dr. Rohan Bhatt
May be side effects of drugGo for scaling once visit near dentist
Bleeding gums - Solution please
Dr. Reema Mangaliyil
Get ur teeth cleaned from a dentistAfter dat use hexidine mouthwash and stolin gum paint on a regular basiGum inflammation is the cause of bleeding .u need to remove debris and deposits on teeth and around gums to keep gums healthy for dat purpose cleaning from a dentst is suggestedAnd also maintain gud oral hygiene,brush twice a day use a spft bristled brush . Stop any habits u have
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  1. Benzydamine hydrochloride. London, UK: ADVANZ Pharma; 2012 [revised 7 Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Huddersfield, West Yorks: Thornton & Ross Limited; 2009 [revised 9 Apr. 2015]. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. PubChem. Benzydamine hydrochloride. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Chlorhexidine digluconate. Brentford, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare; 2007 [revised 30 Oct. 2016]. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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