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Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Popular Brands: : Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Peridex, Periogard, Hibiclens, Eludril
Official FDA Reports29,753
Social Media Events263
Total Posts889
Avg. Review Score2.51/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Manufacturers
  • 3m Co
  • Aplicare, Inc.
  • Ar Medicom Inc
  • Bajaj Mecical Llc
  • Becton Dickinson And Co
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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Chlorhexidine Gluconate Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Oral Pain

Side Effects: Raised sores in mouth; attempted to mitigate side effect by rinsing only area with deepest periodontal pockets using syringe, continued to get sores localized to irrigated region.
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Source: Periogard (Chlorhexidine)

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Periodontitis

Side Effects: Raised sores in mouth; attempted to mitigate side effect by rinsing only area with deepest periodontal pockets using syringe, continued to get sores localized to irrigated region.
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Source: Periogard (Chlorhexidine)

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Burning Sensation

Side Effects: Extreme dry mouth, bitter taste, extreme burning of tongue, lack of taste, dry lips

My dentist gave me Perodex and I had no idea it was only suppose to be used for only a shor...


Source: PERIDEX: Side effects, ratings, and pa...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Gastrointestinal pain

Effectiveness Rating:     Overall Rating:

Posted By BG on March 27, 2017 @ 1:34 pm

Used exactly as directed: 1tsp, 2x day (after brkfst and before bed). Did not swallow any. Had to discontinue after 4 days. I am forced to select an "Effectiveness" rating - how would I know after 4 days?

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation, Dry mouth, Dysgeusia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme dry mouth, bitter taste, extreme burning of tongue, lack of taste, dry lips My dentist gave me Perodex and I had no idea it was only suppose to be used for only a shor...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry mouth, Rash

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Dry mouth no saliva. Burnt my tongue Raised bumps on my tongue. I can not taste. Do not use

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Dyspnoea, Swelling

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... believe it was related to the rinse. I know it was as it was the only new thing after the dental surgery 2 days ago. The ER staff immediately noticed the allergic reaction and provided necessary care....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Frequent urination, Abdominal pain upper

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Awful nausea and, pardon TMI, very frequent bathroom trips I only was able to take this stuff for 3 days before getting so nauseous it felt like I was back in 1st trimester. U...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Day 7 I woke up and my tongue was COMPLETELY black like I had colored it with black food coloring. Scraped as much as I could off. My teeth have also started staining in between each ot...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sinusitis, Paraesthesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I recently started taking it for my gum disease and infection of wisdom tooth and in currently waiting for my extraction it doesn't taste that bad but it leaves a weird tingling feeling...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Oral pain, Throat tightness, Oropharyngeal pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Sores in mouth and very sore throat hard to swallow I'm going to discontinue use and consult my doctor. I haven't experienced any taste changes, but my throat is very sore rig...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Candidiasis, Poverty of speech, Discomfort, Dry mouth, Dysgeusia, Paraesthesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... mouth! Yum. My extraction site has healed over but every few days the skin seems to get dried out and sloughs off like a callous. This stuff SUCKS , plain and simple. I am tired of the dryness, tired...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Adverse event, Discomfort, Dry mouth, Swollen tongue, Chapped lips

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Horrendous reaction within an hour that continues into a 3rd day without noticeable relief along with additional symptoms. Severe metallic taste, sloughing of mucous membranes, chapped...


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