Corsodyl mouthwash contains the active ingredient chlorhexidine, which is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. (NB. Chlorhexidine mouthwash is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.)
Chlorhexidine is active against various bacteria, viruses, bacterial spores and fungi. It kills the micro-organisms associated with various mouth and throat infections, and other common conditions in the mouth. This includes the Candida albicans fungi that cause thrush infection in the mouth, and bacteria that may infect mouth ulcers or other sore areas in the mouth, for example following dental surgery. Infection of these areas increases discomfort and delays healing.
Chlorhexidine has also been shown to prevent the formation and build up of plaque on teeth, which helps prevent inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). It can therefore be used as an aid to oral hygiene, particularly in instances where toothbrushing is a problem, for example following dental surgery or in people who are physically or mentally disabled.
The action of rinsing the mouth with the mouthwash provides a mechanical cleaning action in the mouth. It also kills micro-organisms in the areas it is in contact with and helps maintain oral hygiene. 10ml of the mouthwash should be used to thoroughly rinse the mouth for about one minute twice a day.
The mouthwash can also be used in the management of mouth inflammation caused by denture rubbing. In this case, the dentures should be cleaned and soaked for 15 minutes twice a day in the mouthwash.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is not known to affect other medicines.
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Chlorhexidine mouthwash is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.