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Triclosan

INFORMATION

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

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Expert advice

  • 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 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)