Adult Dosing .
Dosage forms: 0.12% sol
- [15 mL swish/spit bid]
- Info: use for 30 seconds
Peds Dosing .
Peds dosing is currently unavailable or not applicable for this drug.
- hypersens. to drug/class/compon.
Drug Interactions .
No significant interactions known or found for this drug. Caution always advised with multiple medications.
Adverse Reactions .
- hypersensitivity rxn
- tooth staining
- dental deposits
- taste changes
- local irritation
Lactation: Probably Safe
no routine tests recommended
Look/Sound-Alike Drug Names
PerioGard confused with: PerioMed
chlorhexidine confused with: chlorproMAZINE; cyproheptadine; hexachlorophene
Metabolism: unknown; CYP450: unknown; Info: minimal systemic absorption
Excretion: feces 90%, urine <1%; Half-life: unknown
Mechanism of Action
bacteriostatic or bactericidal, depending on susceptibility and concentration; penetrates cell wall, disrupting integrity of cell membrane
Manufacturer: Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Approximate Retail Price
- 0.12 % (1 bottle of rinse, 473mL): $9.99
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