Information about Triclosan

Triclosan uses

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

How triclosan works

Triclosan kills the harmful bacteria and fungi by attacking their outer covering.

Common side effects of triclosan

Altered taste, Application site irritation, Teeth discolouration.

Available Medicine for Triclosan

  • ₹70 to ₹190
    Menarini India Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹107 to ₹197
    KLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹42
    Menarini India Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹43
    Sol Derma Pharmaceuiticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹50
    Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹40
    Invision Medi Sciences Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹62
    Khlorophylls Biotech Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹42
    J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹46
    Biomedica Life Science
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Triclosan

  • Use Triclosan 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 Triclosan.
  • Triclosan 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 Triclosan 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.

Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)