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 in 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.
You can use the mouthwash if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
This mouthwash 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 (see How to use). 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. 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 the mouthwash 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.
Use within 3 months of opening.
Macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate may cause skin reactions.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25°C.