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Biodent® Mouthwash

Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% w/v


Biodent 0.2% Mouthwash contains 0.2% w/v chlorhexidine gluconate which is an antimicrobial preparation for external use. It is effective against a wide range of Gram negative and Gram positive vegetative bacteria, yeasts, dermatophyte fungi and lipophilic viruses. It is active against a wide range of important oral pathogens and is therefore effective in the treatment of many common dental conditions.


  • For inhibition of the formation of dental plaque.
  • As an aid in the treatment and prevention of gingivitis and in the maintenance of oral hygiene, particularly in situations where tooth brushing cannot be adequately employed (e.g. following oral surgery, in mentally or physically handicapped patients).
  • Also for use in a post-periodontal surgery or treatment* regimen to promote gingival healing.
  • P. Falciparum  infection ( malignant tertian malaria)

Dosage and administration


Thoroughly rinse the mouth for about one minute with 10 ml twice daily. Spit out after use. In the dental surgery the patient should be instructed to rinse the mouth for one minute prior to treatment.

For the treatment of gingivitis a course of about one month is advisable although some variation in response is to be expected. In the case of aphthous ulceration and oral candidal infections treatment should be continued for 48 hours after clinical resolution. For the treatment of dental stomatitis the dentures should be cleansed and soaked in Biodent 0.2% Mouthwash for fifteen minutes twice daily.

Children and the Elderly:

The normal adult dose is appropriate for elderly patients and children of 12 years and over unless otherwise recommended by the dentist or the physician. Children under 12 years of age should not use the product unless recommended by a healthcare professional.

Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

Do not swallow. Do not bring into contact with eyes (risk of corneal damage), middle ear (risk of deafness if ear drum is perforated). May cause reversible brown discoloration of the tongue and teeth, taste disturbances; rarely allergic reactions.

Fertility, pregnancy and lactation

There is no evidence of any adverse effects on the foetus arising from the use of chlorhexidine gluconate during pregnancy or on infants during lactation. Therefore no special precautions are recommended.


Accidental ingestion: Chlorhexidine taken orally is poorly absorbed. Systemic effects are unlikely even if large volumes are ingested. However, gastric lavage may be advisable using milk, raw egg, gelatin or mild soap. Employ supportive measures as appropriate.

Storage Instruction

Store below 25°C temperature away from sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

Pack Size

Available in 125 ml plastic container.

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