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CORSODYL SPRAY

Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE SOLUTION / CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE SOLUTION / CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE SOLUTION

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2. Check before you use Corsodyl Spray
Do not use:

Spray
chlorhexidine digluconate
Please read right through this leaflet before you start using
this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription but you still
need to use Corsodyl Spray carefully to get the best results
from it.
• Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again.
• If you have any other questions, or if there is anything you
do not understand, ask your dentist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Corsodyl Spray does
2. Check before you use Corsodyl Spray
3. How to use Corsodyl Spray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Corsodyl Spray
6. Further information

1. What Corsodyl Spray does

Corsodyl Spray is effective in the treatment of many common
dental conditions. The active ingredient is chlorhexidine
digluconate which is an antibacterial agent that reduces the
formation of dental plaque and is used to:
• Treat and prevent gum disease
(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
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• If you have ever had an allergic reaction to chlorhexidine
digluconate or any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).
• In children under 12 years unless recommended by a dentist.
• Anywhere other than in the mouth.
Wash thoroughly if you get any in your eyes or ears.
• Immediately after brushing your teeth.
See Take special care with Corsodyl for more information.

Take special care with Corsodyl
• Stop using the spray and seek immediate medical help if you
get a rash, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face, soreness
or irritation of the mouth or have difficulty breathing.
See Section 4 for more information.
• Temporary staining of the teeth and tongue may occur.
See Section 4 for more information.
• You may notice a change of taste or burning sensation.
See Section 4 for more information.
• 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 spray at a
different time of day.
• Do not bleach fabrics that have been in contact with Corsodyl.

Pregnancy and breast feeding
• You can use Corsodyl if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

3. How to use Corsodyl Spray

• Contains alcohol. If swallowed by a child seek medical help.
• Do not exceed the stated dose.
• Remove cap and fit the pump head to the bottle.
• Use up to 12 pump actions twice daily (each pump
action delivers 0.14 ml of spray).
• Spray tooth and gum surfaces, ulcers or other sore
areas. Remove pump head after use and replace cap.

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• Gum disease: One month course (one to two spray
packs) is recommended.
• Mouth ulcers and oral thrush: Continue to use for 2 days
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Other side effects that may occur:
difficulty breathing. These effects may be symptoms of a
• Temporary staining of the tongue.
severe allergic reaction which is very rare.
This disappears when treatment is stopped.
• Stop using the spray and tell your dentist if you get irritation
• Temporary staining of the teeth. This can normally be
of the mouth, soreness or swelling of the inside of the cheeks.
removed by brushing. You can avoid staining by not drinking
These effects should go away when treatment is stopped.
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• If peeling of the skin inside the mouth occurs, stop using the
continues, it can be removed with a scale and polish from
product and the effect should go away.
your dentist or hygienist. You can clean your dentures with
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned above,
denture cleaner.
tell your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.
• You may notice a change of taste or burning sensation when
you first use the spray. This usually goes away with continued use.

effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

5. How to store Corsodyl Spray

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
Store below 25°C. Protect from light.

6. Further information

Active ingredient The Spray contains Chlorhexidine
Digluconate 0.2% w/v.
Other ingredients Ethanol 7% v/v, macrogolglycerol
hydroxystearate, sorbitol, peppermint oil and water.
Each bottle of Corsodyl Spray contains 60 ml of spray.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline
Healthcare,(UK)
Brentford,
9GS, U.K.
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and all
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this address.
The manufacturer is Farmaclair,
14200 Herouville Saint Clair, France.
April 2015.
Leaflet revised: August
January
2016.
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• If peeling of the skin inside the mouth occurs, stop using the
product and the effect should go away.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
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leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side

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