Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) Mouthwash

Mouth Rinse To Treat Gingivitis.

Used between dental visits, Peridex is a prescription mouth rinse that reduces the redness, swelling and bleeding of gums caused by gingivitis. With a pleasant herbal mint taste, Peridex continues to work even after rinsing because one third of its active ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate binds to oral surfaces and is slowly released into oral fluids.

  • 1st Prescription oral rinse to receive ADA Seal of Acceptance for treatment of gingivitis
  • Time-released formula continues to work after rinsing
  • Reduces redness and swelling of gums
  • Helps control gum bleeding
  • Pleasant herbal mint taste ensures patient compliance

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) MouthwashFrequently asked questions about Peridex:

Q. What is CHG?

A. CHG is a cationic bis-biguanide - class of broad-spectrum antiseptics and is a salt of chlorhexidine and gluconic acid.

Q. How does CHG work?

A. Chlorhexidine is one of the most effective antiplaque agents. It absorbs to the tooth surface and inhibits bacterial colonization.

Q. When is Peridex used?

A. Peridex is indicated for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for treatment of gingivitis as characterized by redness, swelling of the gingivae, including gingival bleeding upon probing.

Q. How is it used?

A. Patients should rinse with Peridex for 30 seconds after breakfast and before bedtime, following brushing and flossing. Not intended for ingestion, expectorate after rinsing.

Q. Most common adverse effects?

A. Staining of teeth and other oral surfaces. More pronounced in patients who have heavier accumulation if un-removed plaque and usually associated with patients with less than optimum oral hygiene. A side effect, that may go away during treatment, is change in taste. If it continues or is bothersome, check with your doctor or dentist.

Q. Any Contraindications?

A. Peridex should not be used by persons who are known to be hypersensitive to chlorhexidine gluconate or other formula ingredients.


KEEP THIS MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. FOR WOMEN: IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Do not administer to children under twelve years of age. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Do not swallow. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.