What is Chlorhexidine Mouthwash?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Peridex Mouthwash Periogard Andolex C Mouth

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Chlorhexidine mouthwash is an antibacterial dental rinse. It is active against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, facultative anaerobes, aerobes, and yeast. Some products, such as Peridex, require a prescription.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gingivitis 5 0
General health 4 1
Mouth injury 2 3
Prevent infection 2 2
Doctor recommendation 1 1
Dry mouth 1 0

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Side effect Patients
Tooth discoloration 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Dosage Patients
0.12 % daily 1
0.12 % three times daily 1
15 mL twice daily 1
10ml as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Duration

Currently taking Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Jan 17, 2015 (Started Dec 13, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tooth discoloration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.12 g Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Post surgery BSSO, incisions inside my mouth and not being allowed to brush, tooth staining and the resulting Zombie smile will be temporary. When am able to get to the point to open my mouth for the dental hygienist.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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