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Medications for Gingivitis

Other names: Gum Disease

What is Gingivitis: A disorder involving inflammation of the gums (gingiva).

Compare drugs associated with Gingivitis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
chlorhexidine Rx/OTC C N 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Brand names:  Peridex, Periogard, PerioChip, Acclean, Denti-Rinse

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

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Peridex Rx/OTC C N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

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Periogard Rx/OTC C N 1 review
10

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides, mouth and throat products

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Anucort-HC Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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hydrocortisone Rx/OTC C N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Brand names:  Anucort-HC, Cortaid, Cortizone-10, Ala-Cort, Aquanil HC, Locoid, Hemorrhoidal HC, Hydrocortisone with Aloe, Hytone, Locoid Lipocream, Proctocort, Westcort, Gly-Cort, Hemril-30, Pandel, Proctocream-HC, Proctosol-HC, Proctozone HC, Scalpicin, Ala-Scalp, Ala-Scalp HP, Anumed-HC, Beta HC, Caldecort, Cetacort, Cortaid Maximum Strength, Corticaine, Cortizone-5, Cortizone-10 Anal Itch Cream, Cotacort, Dermarest Plus Anti-Itch, Dermtex HC, Gynecort Maximum Strength, Hemril-HC Uniserts, Instacort, Itch-X Lotion, Keratol HC, Lacticare-HC, Nutracort, Pediaderm HC, Procto-Kit 1%, Procto-Kit 2.5%, Procto-Med HC, Procto-Pak 1%, ProctoCare-HC, Proctosert HC, Proctozone-H, Recort Plus, Rectasol-HC, Sarnol-HC, Scalacort, Scalp-Cort, Texacort, U-Cort

Drug class: topical steroids

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Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Cortizone-10 Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Ala-Cort Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Aquanil HC Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Locoid Rx/OTC C N 1 review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Hemorrhoidal HC Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Hydrocortisone with Aloe Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Hytone Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Locoid Lipocream Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctocort Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Westcort Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Gly-Cort Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Hemril-30 Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Pandel Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctocream-HC Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctosol-HC Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctozone HC Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Scalpicin Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Ala-Scalp Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Ala-Scalp HP Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Alternative treatments for Gingivitis

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Gingivitis. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Gingivitis.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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