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Chlorhexidine - Overview
Chlorhexidine, marketed under brand names such as Peridex, is an oral rinse mouthwash used in the treatment of gingivitis. People in need of a chlorhexidine prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Peridex oral mouthwash if appropriate to do so.
What Is Chlorhexidine Used For?
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12%) is an oral rinse medication used in people with gum issues such as gingivitis. Peridex has antimicrobial activity and is thought to reduce the counts of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria when used over months. Peridex is often used between dental visits when managing gingivitis and bleeding secondary to probing of the gums. Chlorhexidine gluconate is not well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract but is somewhat absorbed from the oral cavity after rinsing. Chlorhexidine gluconate is primarily excreted from the feces. The utility of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) in patients with periodontitis is not well known.
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% - Cost
The Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) dosage used is frequently 15mL of undiluted Peridex mouthwash rinsed twice daily for 30 seconds in the morning and evening. Peridex treatment is often started after a dental visit and reevaluation is necessary while chlorhexidine gluconate is being used. Chlorhexidine 0.12% rinse is considered very affordable, costing under $10 at many pharmacies for 1 bottle (473 mL) of chlorhexidine 0.12% rinse. Online chlorhexidine coupons are also available at times and insurance plans may cover the cost of the oral mouthwash for some people. Immediately after use of chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash, it is not recommended to brush one's teeth or eat food. Peridex (chlorhexidine rinse) should be stored at 20° C to 25° C.
Can I Buy Chlorhexidine Online?
Chlorhexidine gluconate generally requires a prescription in the United States which means that one cannot just buy chlorhexidine online without first getting a prescription from a medical provider. As a result, prescription chlorhexidine mouthwash is not available over the counter. People who need a chlorhexidine prescription, however, can use Push Health to, connect with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe Peridex oral solution if safe and appropriate to do so.
Chlorhexidine - Side Effects
Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash can cause side effects when used. Side effects associated with chlorhexidine use include oral irritation, dry mouth, paresthesia, aphthous ulcer, keratinization and redness. Anyone with an allergy or hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse or other ingredients in the mouthwash should not use the medication. Peridex may cause an increase in subgingival calculus. Before using chlorhexidine (Peridex), questions about possible side effects should be discussed with a pharmacist and one's medical provider.
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Last updated August 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.