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Chlorhexidine Gluconate

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Chlorhexidine is an antibacterial used as an antiseptic and for other applications. It is a cationic polybiguanide (bisbiguanide). It is used primarily as its salts (e.g., the dihydrochloride, diacetate, and digluconate).

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Reports for all drugs with the same active ingredients.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erythema, Pruritus, Hypersensitivity, Urticaria, Rash

Posted By LJDunlap in fdb.rxlist.com on April 23, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... under the brand name Chloraprep was used on my skin prior to a surgical procedure to prevent infection. I've had a severe allergic reaction to it, with hives, rash, itching, redness, etc. covering the...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sensation of pressure

Posted By kathie in fdb.rxlist.com on September 5, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... I might have--dry mouth. I got a prescription for Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouthwash and my tarter and my sores are now under control. I am so relieved. I still have a strange sensation on my tongue ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sinusitis, Anxiety, Tonsillitis

Posted By jimcanada05 in fdb.rxlist.com on March 22, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I was originally perscribed CHX to reduce tonsil infections (removing them is less popular these days). I also bite the inside of my mouth when anxious. With the rinse all the sores in my mouth disape...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Burning sensation, Dysgeusia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 12, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: bad taste in mouth, burning sensation, bitter aftertaste, nausea I just want it to start working already. I used it once. I'm so anxious to get my mouth back.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MICHAEL C. in fdb.rxlist.com on December 13, 2008 @ 12:00 am


Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Ageusia, Erythema, Dry mouth, Irritability, Oral disorder

Posted By tangogirl in fdb.rxlist.com on December 2, 2008 @ 12:00 am

... this after a dental surgery. Within a week I was experiencing dry mouth and tong, irritated gums and tong, mouth sores, dry and irritated red lips and partial loss of taste. The side effects were outw...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tongue discolouration

Posted By Lulu in fdb.rxlist.com on October 1, 2008 @ 12:00 am

... healing. The taste is very strong. It did seem to kill anything that might be living in the mouth. After about 4 days of use, I noticed a brown coating and rough raw texture on my tongue. This has be...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By mrsmissy in fdb.rxlist.com on March 31, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Given to my son for a rare case of "Trench Mouth" associated with strep throat virus. Worked very fast in healing the bleeding gums and mouth soars! Great stuff!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 27, 2006 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: No side effects.Doesn'ttaste great but if you follow directions just swish and don't drink for a while it is fine. It works and gums felt better after second day

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By kerlowleweyon in twitter.com on July 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Chlorhexidine Gluconate. y do i have to use you. sakitgums

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