(chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12%) Oral Rinse
Peridex is an oral rinse containing 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate (1, 11-hexamethylene bis [5-(p-chlorophenyl) biguanide] di-D-gluconate) in a base containing water, 11.6% alcohol, glycerin, PEG-40 sorbitan diisostearate, flavor, sodium saccharin, and FD&C Blue No. 1. Peridex oral rinse is a near-neutral solution (pH range 5-7). Chlorhexidine gluconate is a salt of chlorhexidine and gluconic acid. Its chemical structure is:
What are the possible side effects of chlorhexidine gluconate (Peridex, Periogard)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor if you have a serious side effect such as:
- white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
- mouth ulcers; or
- swelling of your salivary glands (underneath your jaws).
Less serious side effects may include:
- mouth irritation;
- dry mouth;
- unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth; or
- decreased taste...
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/28/2013
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