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Peridex

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/12/2020
Peridex Side Effects Center

What Is Peridex?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12%) Oral Rinse is an antimicrobial rinse used along with tooth brushing and flossing as part of a program to treat gingivitis. Peridex is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Peridex?

Common side effects of Peridex include:

  • tooth/tongue staining,
  • increased tartar,
  • mouth/throat irritation,
  • dry mouth,
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth,
  • decreased taste sensation,
  • tongue swelling,
  • gingivitis, or
  • mouth sores.

Dosage for Peridex

The usual dosage of Peridex is 15ml undiluted (marked in cap). The recommended use is twice daily oral rinsing for 30 seconds, morning and evening after tooth brushing.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Peridex?

Peridex may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Peridex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Peridex should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug is passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12%) Oral Rinse Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Peridex Consumer Information

Chlorhexidine gluconate can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction that may be life-threatening. Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives, severe skin rash; wheezing, difficult breathing; cold sweats, feeling light-headed; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
  • mouth ulcers; or
  • swelling of your salivary glands (underneath your jaws).

Common side effects may include:

  • mouth irritation;
  • tooth staining;
  • dry mouth;
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth; or
  • decreased taste sensation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Peridex (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse)

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SIDE EFFECTS

The most common side effects associated with chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinses are: 1) an increase in staining of teeth and other oral surfaces; 2) an increase in calculus formation; and 3) an alteration in taste perception, see WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS. Oral irritation and local allergy-type symptoms have been spontaneously reported as side effects associated with use of chlorhexidine gluconate rinse. The following oral mucosal side effects were reported during placebo-controlled adult clinical trials: aphthous ulcer, grossly obvious gingivitis, trauma, ulceration, erythema, desquamation, coated tongue, keratinization, geographic tongue, mucocele, and short frenum. Each occurred at a frequency of less than 1.0%. Among post marketing reports, the most frequently reported oral mucosal symptoms associated with Peridex are stomatitis, gingivitis, glossitis, ulcer, dry mouth, hypesthesia, glossal edema, and paresthesia. Minor irritation and superficial desquamation of the oral mucosa have been noted in patients using Peridex. There have been cases of parotid gland swelling and inflammation of the salivary glands (sialadenitis) reported in patients using Peridex.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Peridex (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse)

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© Peridex Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Peridex Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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