WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN USING PERIDEX (CHLORHEXIDINE
GLUCONATE 0.12%) ORAL RINSE
Your dentist has prescribed Peridex™ (Chlorhexidine
Gluconate 0.12%) Oral Rinse to treat your gingivitis, to help reduce the
redness and swelling of your gums, and also to help you control any gum bleeding.
Use Peridex regularly, as directed by your dentist, in addition to daily
brushing. Spit out after use. Peridex should not be swallowed.
If you develop allergic symptoms such as skin rash, itch,
generalized swelling, breathing difficulties, light headedness, rapid heart
rate, upset stomach or diarrhea, seek medical attention immediately. Peridex
should not be used by persons who have a sensitivity to it or its components.
Peridex may cause some tooth discoloration or increase in
tartar (calculus) formation, particularly in areas where stain and tartar
usually form. It is important to see your dentist for removal of any stain or tartar
at least every six months or more frequently if your dentist advises.
- Both stain and tartar can be removed by your dentist or
hygienist. Peridex may cause permanent discoloration of some front-tooth
- To minimize discoloration, you should brush and floss
daily, emphasizing areas which begin to discolor.
- Peridex may taste bitter to some patients and can affect
how foods and beverages taste. This will become less noticeable in most cases
with continued use of Peridex.
- To avoid taste interference, rinse with Peridex after
meals. Do not rinse with water or other mouthwashes immediately after rinsing
If you have any questions or comments about Peridex,
contact your dentist, pharmacist or 3M ESPE Dental Products toll free at
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about
side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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