Hexidine Composition – Chlorhexidine Gluconate (0.2% w/v)
Manufactured By – Icpa Health Products Ltd
Prescription – Prescription not Required
Form – Liquid
Price – Rs 82.2
Quantity – 160 ml in 1 bottle

What is Hexidine?

  • Hexidine is used as an antiseptic mouthwash for the prevention and treatment of inflamed gums
  • The antimicrobial property of Hexidine helps to prevent dental plaque build up in the oral cavity

Manufactured By – Icpa Health Products Ltd
Other variants and compositions

Variant Composition
Hexidine Mouth Wash Chlorhexidine Gluconate (0.2% w/v)
Hexidine Mouth Wash Chlorhexidine Gluconate (0.2% w/v)
Hexidine -EP Mouth Wash Chlorhexidine Gluconate (0.1% w/v)
Hexidine Mouth Wash Chlorhexidine Gluconate (0.2% w/v)
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Uses of Hexidine

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Halitosis (bad breath)

How does Hexidine work?

Hexidine acts as an antimicrobial which decreases the amount of bacteria in mouth thereby helping to reduce the swelling and redness of gums and thereby providing relief in gingivitis and periodontitis patients.


Hexidine Price in India

Specifics Hexidine Price
Hexidine Mouthwash – 160 ml Rs 82
Hexidine Mouthwash – 80 ml Rs 28


How to Take Hexidine?

  • Hexidine should be administered in dose and duration as suggested by your dentist
  • It can be used before or after meals. Do not use Hexidine in larger or smaller amount or for longer duration then recommended
  • Rinse your mouth with the solution after brushing your teeth usually twice daily in morning and at night
  • Shake the contents of the bottle well before each use
  • In order to accurately measure the prescribed dose, use the cup provided with the medication
  • Swish the medicine for around 30 seconds in your mouth before spitting it out. Do not swallow the mouthwash
  • For maximum effectiveness; prevent brushing your teeth, eating and drinking for at least 30 minutes following Hexidine usage

Common Dosage for Hexidine

  • Dosage of Hexidine is based on the age, severity of symptoms and response to the initial dose
  • The recommended dose is 15ml solution using measuring cup twice a day for 30 second oral swishing
  • In order to get maximum benefits, use Hexidine regularly. It may take up to 6 weeks to see full benefits of this medicine
  • In case of non-improvement of symptoms or symptoms getting worse after 1 week, consult your doctor immediately

When to Avoid Hexidine?

Hexidine should not be used in allergy to any of its components.


Side-effects of Hexidine

  • Altered taste sensation
  • Staining of teeth
  • Tongue staining
  • Dry mouth
  • Throat irritation
  • Increase in calculus formation
  • In addition it may cause some other allergic or unwanted effects. In such cases, seek medical attention immediately

What Are The Effects of Hexidine on Organs?

No adverse effect seen on any organ.


Are There Any Reported Allergic Reactions?

Allergic reactions have been reported with ingredients of the Hexidine. Signs of allergic reaction include :

  • Rashes/itching of skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of lips, tongue and face
  • Loss of Consciousness

Drug Interactions to Be Careful About

  • Whenever a person takes more than one medicine, chances of drug interaction or increased incidence of side effects are always there
  • Always inform the doctor if you are taking any other over the counter drug, herbal or vitamin supplement
  • Hexidine is not likely to cause any drug interactions as it is not ingested and is just used as a mouthwash 

Shows Effects / Results In:

In order to get maximum benefits, use Hexidine regularly. It may take up to 6 weeks to see full benefits of this medicine.


Storage of Hexidine:

  • Storage at room temperature away from direct heat and moisture
  • Do not freeze the medicine
  • Keep medicines away from children and pets

Pro Tips When Taking Hexidine:

Hexidine can cause staining of teeth, restorations and tongue in few patients when used for a very long period. However. These stains can be removed by professional prophylactic technique.


FAQs

Is Hexidine Addictive?

However self medication and dependence to these medicines should be avoided.

Can I have Hexidine with alcohol?

Interaction of alcohol with Hexidine is not known.

Any particular food item to be avoided?

Hexidine does not interact with any food products.

Can I have Hexidine when pregnant?

  • Hexidine can be used during pregnancy if indicated as well controlled studies in pregnant women have not been done
  • Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant for case specific recommendations

Can I have Hexidine when feeding a baby?

  • Hexidine is relatively safe to use while breastfeeding as long as it is not ingested and used topically
  • Inform your doctor about breastfeeding and Consult him for case specific recommendations

Can I drive after taking Hexidine?

Hexidine does not affect your ability to drive.

What happens if I overdose on Hexidine?

  • Over dose of Hexidine would only occur if it is swallowed. Symptoms will include nausea, stomach pain etc
  • Over use as a mouthwash may lead to staining of teeth and oral mucosal surfaces

What happens if I eat expired Hexidine?

Expired Hexidine may not be potent enough to treat gingivitis and periodontitis and may cause adverse reactions if used.

What happens if I miss a dose of Hexidine?

  • Hexidine may not work well if a dose has been skipped
  • Always consume the missed dose as soon as you remember it. But, if it’s already time for the next dose, do not take double the dose
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