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Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic that fights bacteria. Chlorhexidine topical (for the skin) is used to clean the skin to prevent infection that may be caused by surgery, injection, or skin injury. Chlorhexidine topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Chlorhexidine Gluconate
DRUG TYPE
Throat/Mouth Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

Chlorhexidine can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction that may be life-threatening. Get emergency medical help if you have: hives, severe skin rash; wheezing, difficult breathing; cold sweats, severe dizziness; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Peridex Mouthwash 0.12%
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouthwash 0.12%
Paroex Mouthwash 0.12%
Periogard Mouthwash 0.12%
Periogard Alcohol Free Mouthwash 0.12%

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