Antibacterial Mouthwash to relieve gingivitis, mouth ulcers, sore gums, sore throat.
What the medicine is for.
The mouthwash contains hexetidine, which is an antibacterial and antifungal and is used to help treat throat and mouth infections, including mouth ulcers, thrush, sore or bleeding gums (called gingivitis), bad breath (halitosis) or sore throat. It can also be used before and after dental surgery to help prevent infections.
What the medicine looks like.
Oraldene is a clear red solution available in 200 ml bottles. It contains 0.1 g of the active ingredient in every 100 ml of medicine.
Adults and Children aged 6 years and over.
You must be 16 years old to purchase this product.
How to use
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Oraldene is for topical use only, which means that it should not be swallowed or taken internally.
Children under 6 years old
Oraldene is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
Adults and Children aged 6 years and over
Rinse the mouth or gargle for 30 seconds with at least 15 ml (approx. 1 tablespoonful) of undiluted Oraldene two to three times a day or as otherwise directed.
■ Do not dilute.
■ Do not swallow.
■ Shake well before use.
If anyone accidentally swallows this product
If anyone accidentally swallows this product, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident and Emergency department (Casualty) taking this pack with you.
If you forget to use the medicine
Use the next dose as soon as you remember unless it is time to use it again. Do not use two quantities in one go.
Hazards and Cautions
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Before using this medicine
This medicine is suitable for most people, but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine...
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to Oraldene or any of its ingredients. If this applies to you, get advice from your doctor or pharmacist without using Oraldene.
■ If your symptoms persist talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some of the ingredients can cause problems
■ Ethanol (96%) may cause irritation or dry skin if frequently applied to the skin.
■ Azorubin (E122) can cause allergic reactions, including asthma. Reactions are more common in people who are allergic to aspirin.
■ Sodium content: 0.016 g/100 ml.
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.
Do not use if bottle seal is broken when purchased.
Do not store above 30°C.
Use within 6 months of opening.
Keep the bottle in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Retain carton for full instructions.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
This is a medicine;
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist
- Seek advice before using if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies
The active ingredient is: Hexetidine 0.1 g/100 ml
Other ingredients are: Polysorbate 80, citric acid, saccharin sodium, levomenthol, eucalyptus oil, ethanol 96%, azorubin (E122) sodium calcium edetate, sodium hydroxide (E524), and purified water.