TREATS GUM PROBLEMS.
What is Corsodyl Mint Mouthwash for?
The active ingredient is chlorhexidine digluconate which is an antibacterial agent that reduces the formation of dental plaque and is used to:
Treat & prevent gum disease (where gums may bleed when brushed).
Promote gum healing after dental surgery or treatment. Control mouth ulcers.
Maintain mouth hygiene. Manage oral thrush and denture sore mouth.
Corsodyl is a registered trade mark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.
Check before you use.
Do not use:
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to chlorhexidine digluconate or any of the other ingredients.
In children under 12 years unless recommended by a dentist.
Anywhere other than your mouth. Wash thoroughly if you get any in your eyes or ears.
Immediately after brushing your teeth. See How to use for more information.
Take special care with Corsodyl.
Do not bleach fabrics that have been in contact with the mouthwash.
Pregnancy and breast feeding.
You can use Corsodyl if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
How to use.
Use only if plastic wrap is present and intact before opening.
Contains alcohol. If swallowed by a child seek medical help.
Do not swallow.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Toothpastes can stop Corsodyl working. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and wait 5 minutes after brushing your teeth before using Corsodyl. You can also use the mouthwash at a different time of day.
Use twice a day. Fill the cap to 10 ml line. Rinse mouth thoroughly for 1 minute then spit out.
Gum disease: A one mouth course (600 ml) is recommended.
Mouth ulcers & oral thrush: Continue to use for 2 days after healing has occurred.
Denture sore mouth: Clean & soak your dentures in Corsodyl for 15 minutes twice a day.
Dental surgery: Rinse as directed by your dentist.
If your symptoms persist, see your dentist.
Possible side effects.
Corsodyl can have side effects, but not everybody gets them.
Stop using the mouthwash and seek immediate medical help if you get a rash, swelling of the mouth or face or have difficulty breathing. These effects may be symptoms of a severe allergic reaction which is very rare.
Stop using the mouthwash and tell your dentist if you get irritation of the mouth, soreness or swelling of the inside of the cheeks. These effects should go away when treatment is stopped.
Other side effects that may occur:
Temporary staining of the tongue. This disappears when treatment is stopped.
Temporary staining of the teeth. This can normally be removed by brushing. You can avoid staining by not drinking tea, coffee or red wine - especially one hour after use, and by brushing daily with toothpaste (see How to use). If staining continues it can be removed with a scale & polish from your dentist or hygienist.
You can clean your dentures with denture cleaner.
You may notice a change of taste or burning sensation when you first use the mouthwash. This usually goes away with continued use.
If peeling of the skin inside the mouth occurs, dilute Corsodyl with an equal amount of water.
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned above, tell your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.
Do not use after the 'EXP' date shown on the pack.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C.
Active Ingredient: Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v
Other Ingredients: Ethanol 7% v/v, Macrogolglycerol Hydroxystearate, Sorbitol, Peppermint Oil and Water