Chlorhexidine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: Mouth/Throat Treatment and prevention of gingivitis As chlorhexidine digluconate 0.2% spray: Apply bid for 1 month. Max: 12 actuations bid. As chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12% solution: Rinse mouth bid with 15 mL for about 30 seconds. As chlorhexidine digluconate 0.2% solution: Rinse mouth bid with 10 mL for about 1 minute. As chlorhexidine digluconate 1% gel: Brush teeth with 1 inch of gel once or bid for about 1 minute for 1 month. Oral hygiene; Oral candidiasis; Aphthous ulcer As chlorhexidine digluconate 0.2% spray: Apply bid. Max: 12 actuations bid. As chlorhexidine digluconate 1% gel: Brush teeth with 1 inch of gel once or bid for about 1 minute. As chlorhexidine digluconate 0.2% solution: Rinse mouth bid with 10 mL for about 1 minute or soak dentures for 15 minutes bid. Prophylaxis of dental caries As chlorhexidine digluconate 1% gel: Apply for 5 minutes every night for 14 days in a close-fitting tray. Repeat treatment every 3-4 months. Topical/Cutaneous As antiseptic and disinfectant As chlorhexidine acetate 0.05% solution: Irrigation of wound and burn. As chlorhexidine gluconate 4% solution: General cleansing of skin and wounds. As chlorhexidine gluconate 0.25% cream: Minor burns and abrasions.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity.
Special Precautions
Children. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Not intended for use in the eye, auditory canal, meninges, brain, spinal cord and genital area. This drug may stain teeth and tongue.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Chemical burns in neonates. Gastrointestinal disorders: Dry mouth, taste alteration. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Dermatitis, pruritus, erythema, eczema, rash, urticaria, skin irritation, blisters.
Potentially Fatal: Serious allergic reactions (e.g. anaphylactic shock).
ROUTE(S) : PO / Mouth/Throat / Topical / Vag: B
ROUTE(S) : Periodontal implant: C
ATC Classification
D09AA12 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of ointment dressings with antiinfectives.
D08AC02 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of biguanide and amidine antiseptics. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
B05CA02 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of antiinfectives used as irrigating solutions.
S01AX09 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of other antiinfectives. Used in the treatment of eye infections.
R02AA05 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of antiseptics used in throat preparations.
S02AA09 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of antiinfectives used in the treatment of ear infections.
A01AB03 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of local antiinfective and antiseptic preparations. Used in the treatment of diseases of the mouth.
S03AA04 - chlorhexidine ; Belongs to the class of antiinfectives used in ophthalmologic and otologic preparations.
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