Chlorhexidine Gluconate

How It Works:

Chlorhexidine gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface.

Side Effects:

fainting episodes., Common: Allergic reactions like swelling of face, mouth, dizziness, metallic taste in the mouth, tongue or throat

Used For:

Chlorhexidine gluconate is as a skin disinfectant to prevent infection before any surgical procedure. It is also used to treat minor scalds and burns, scratches, abrasions and cuts, blisters caused due to sunburn or infected and cracked skin.

Instructions:

  • Do not take chlorhexidine gluconate, if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other ingredient of this cream, mouthwash or solution.
  • Do not apply the cream to eyes or body cavities (e.g. Mouth, vagina, inner ear).
  • Do not apply the solution vigorously over wounds or broken skin.
  • Solution is inflammable. Do not use this while smoking.
  • Consult your doctor before using chlorhexidine gluconate, if you are about to have surgery (contact with brain, inner ear lobe or meninges should be avoided).

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. How does chlorhexidine gluconate work? Does it burn?Chlorhexidine gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface. It is not generally known to burn. Please inform the doctor in case of any side effects.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate an antibiotic/antifungal/cure acne/cause cancer/good for canker sores?Chlorhexidine gluconate is not antibiotic/antifungal. It is not used for curing acne and it does not cause cancer. Canker sores (small and shallow ulcers of the mouth) if mild to moderate then can be controlled by using chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate safe?Chlorhexidine gluconate is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate safe in pregnancy?There are no studies in pregnant women showing safety of this drug. Inform your doctor immediately if you find that you are pregnant while taking the drug and follow the doctor’s instructions clearly as to further use.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate an over the counter or prescription only drug?Chlorhexidine gluconate is an over the counter drug and not a prescription drug.
Q. Is chlorhexidine gluconate whiten teeth/contain iodine/stain teeth?Chlorhexidine gluconate is not used to whiten teeth. It does not contain iodine. It may stain the teeth slightly but this may be removed by brushing with a normal toothpaste.
Q. Does chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash expire?Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.
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