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CARE CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE 0.2% W/V ANTISEPTIC MOUTHWASH
IMPORTANT: Peel this label
at corner and read BEFORE
use. Do not tear off, re-fix for
Treats & prevents gum disease
This mouthwash contains chlorhexidine digluconate,
a disinfectant and antiseptic. It reduces the
formation of dental plaque and fights infection in the
1. Before you use this medicine
Do not take/use the medicine if you or
• Are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlorhexidine
gluconate or any of the other ingredients listed on
Special warnings and precautions
This medicine may in rare cases cause severe
allergic reactions, leading to a drop in blood pressure
and even unconsciousness. Early symptoms of a
severe allergic reaction may be skin rash or asthma.
If you notice these symptoms, stop use and contact
your doctor as soon as possible (see under section 2:
Possible side effects).
For the treatment and prevention of gingivitis
(gum disease), gum ulceration, oral thrush,
denture sores and for maintaining oral
Use the solution only in the mouth. Do not
Adults, the elderly and children:
• Measure 10ml in the cup provided.
• Rinse the mouth thoroughly for about
1 minute, then spit out.
• Use twice a day.
Gingivitis (gum disease): Use as above for
Mouth ulcers and thrush: Use as above,
continuing for 2 days after symptoms go.
Denture sores: Use as above, also soak
dentures for 15 minutes, twice a day.
Peel where shown for further
Active ingredient: chlorhexidine digluconate
Also contains: ethanol, castor oil polyoxyl
hydrogenated, menthol, peppermint oil,
aspartame (E951) and purified water.
Alcohol 7 vol%.
Do not store above 25°C. Once opened use
within 28 days.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Manufactured by the licence holder Thornton
and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
5 011309 014310
Digluconate 0.2% w/v
If symptoms persist, stop use and
consult your doctor or dentist.
Take care with the medicine….
• Keep away from the eyes and ears.
• If the solution comes in contact with the eyes,
rinse well with water.
• Toothpastes may stop the mouthwash working
properly if used immediately after the mouthwash.
To prevent this use toothpaste first or at a different
time of day and rinse your mouth before using the
Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant
or are breastfeeding. Chlorhexidine Digluconate
Antiseptic Mouthwash should not be used unless the
doctor has told you to do so.
Important ingredient information
• This product contains aspartame, a source of
phenylalanine, which may be harmful for people
• It also contains castor oil polyoxyl hydrogenated
which may cause skin reactions.
2. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Chlorhexidine Digluconate
Antiseptic Mouthwash can have side effects, although
these don’t affect everyone.
Possible serious side effects
If you notice any of the following reactions stop use
and get immediate medical help: swelling of the face,
lips, tongue or throat; a red itchy skin rash; wheezing
or difficulty breathing; feeling faint or dizzy; a strange
metallic taste in the mouth; collapse. You may be
having an allergic reaction.
Other possible side effects are:
• Skin irritation.
• Swelling of the salivary glands.
• Peeling of the skin inside the mouth.
If you notice these side effects, stop use and tell your
doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.
If you notice the following minor effects it is not
normally necessary to stop use, however, if
concerned talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
• Taste changes or a burning sensation on the
tongue when first used. This usually reduces with
• Discolouration of the tongue and teeth may occur,
but this is not permanent and may be prevented by
brushing daily with a normal toothpaste before
using the mouthwash and avoiding tannin-containing
foods such as red wine, tea or coffee for at least an
hour after using the mouthwash.
• In some cases a scale and polish by your dentist
or hygienist may be necessary to remove the
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
3. Further information
If you accidentally swallow some see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show which
medicine you have swallowed.
• Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
• Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy for
What the medicine looks like
Chlorhexidine Digluconate Antiseptic Mouthwash is a
colourless liquid with an odour of peppermint.
It is supplied in 300ml bottles.
This label was revised in June 2014
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Care Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2%
w/v Antiseptic Mouthwash
Landscape peelable label
Helvetica Neue LT
65 x 170mm
Keyline (Does not print)
Text free area (Does not print)
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Artwork No 521768
Update to safety information at
request of the MHRA
Data Matrix: 23053505 VERIFIED
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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