What is Peridex?

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).

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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I am being treated for a jaw infection w amoxicillin and peridex.
there was an abcess and cellulitis where a tooth had been extracted and later...

doctor1 MD


I have gone through your query.

As per you said that there is improvement in lesion after incision and drainage, the healthy tissue would...

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Good Afternoon Doctor, my question do I use both Peridex and PreviDent 5000 Booster at bedtime (or even during the day) if I should not...

doctor1 MD

Hi & Welcome.

Peridex (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12%) is antiseptic mouth wash commonly prescribed for the treatment of gingivitis.

15 mL of...

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Is it possible to fail a Breathalyzer while using chlorhexidine gluconate (Periedex mouth rinse)? would you also fail the 2nd test 15 minutes...

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Brief Answer:
Periedex can cause this

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this failed test...

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