chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse (Peridex, Periogard) (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no significant drug interactions with chlorhexidine.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of safety and effectiveness of chlorhexidine in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether chlorhexidine enters the breast milk or not; therefore, it is best to exercise caution before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of chlorhexidine include staining of the teeth and other oral areas, dental calculus, altered sense of taste, toothache, and oral mucosal irritation. Cases of parotid gland swelling and inflammation of the salivary glands (sialadenitis) have been reported.


FDA Prescribing Information on Chlorhexidine.

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