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Peridex generic name: Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Periogard

What is Peridex used for?

This medication is used along with regular tooth brushing/flossing to treat gingivitis, a gum disease that causes red, swollen, and easily bleeding gums. Chlorhexidine belongs to a class of drugs known as antimicrobials. It works by decreasing the amount of bacteria in the mouth, helping to reduce swelling and redness of the gums and bleeding when you brush.


Chlorhexidine Gluconate (khlor-HEX-i-deen GLOO-koe-nate)


Throat/Mouth Conditions

Peridex Prices

Peridex Frequently Asked Questions

This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

This drug may also be used by people with weakened immune systems to decrease mouth sores (mucositis). It may also be used to help hospitalized patients breathing through a ventilator not get pneumonia.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Peridex Dosage and Form Information

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