Chlorhexidine Dental Solution 0.12pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Chlorhexidine: Dental solution (0.12%)

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Chlorhexidine 0.12% Rinse
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Chlorhexidine 0.12% Rinse

What is this Medicine?

CHLORHEXIDINE (klor HEX i deen) oral rinse is used to treat gingivitis.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Chlorhexidine: Dental solution(0.12%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Rinse

NDC: 503830720
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Gingivitis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Denture Stomatitis, Stomatitis

Storage Information
Store above freezing (32 degrees F)
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Rinse

Reported Side Effects for Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Rinse

Tooth Discoloration Incidence:
<56.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Sores Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
<28.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
<2.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tooth Pain Incidence:
<50.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
2.2-2.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
2.3-3.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gingival Hyperplasia Incidence:
2.3-3.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.7-3.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
2.7-3.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
3.1-5.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
4.0-4.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
6.7-11.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
7.6-9.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
13.1-13.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
27.1-27.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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