Corsodyl Short-Term Treatment

Corsodyl 0.2% w/v Mouthwash pack shot

Kills, repels and lasts

Intensive treatment for persistent gum problems, clinically proven to be effective against bleeding gums, gum irritation and gum inflammation.1–3

  • Acts rapidly to significantly reduce oral bacterial count4
  • Prevents plaque build-up through 12-hour substantivity4
  • Significantly reduces gingivitis symptoms after 2 weeks following a supragingival prophylaxis1
  • Forms a protective antibacterial layer to help gum healing2,4
  • Clinically proven to accelerate gingival healing after periodontal surgery3

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Plaque biofilms determined by image analysis program

Not all chlorhexidine formulations are the same

In a 5-week randomised study, Corsodyl 0.2% w/v Mouthwash was more effective at inhibiting plaque growth when compared with another commercial 0.2% chlorhexidine solution with an anti-staining agent.5

After 4 days of treatment:5

  • 73% reduction in plaque with Corsodyl 0.2% vs. 37% with comparator*5
  • 78% reduction in biofilm vitality with Corsodyl 0.2% vs. 26% with comparator*5

Images show the vitality of the plaque biofilm after 4 days of treatment determined using an image analysis program to discriminate green (vital) bacteria, yellow (vital and dead) bacteria and red (dead) bacteria5*Mean values and statistical comparison between placebo and two chlorohexidine solutions in terms of plaque index, plaque area and biofilm vitality

Chlorhexidine action

Rapid action

Chlorhexidine digluconate acts rapidly, killing the bacteria that cause plaque in 30 seconds4,6

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Help your patients get the most out of Corsodyl Short Term Intensive Treatment Range

  • Chlorhexidine is incompatible with anionic agents

    Often present in conventional toothpastes, anionic agents interact with chlorhexidine.7,8 Toothpastes with anionic agents should therefore be used before Corsodyl Short-Term Intensive Treatment (rinsing the mouth between applications) or at a different time of day.

  • Tannin-alternatives

    Simple recommendations to help avoid staining

    To minimise the risk of staining after using chlorhexidine mouthwashes, advise patients to avoid tannin-containing food and drinks.

Recommend Corsodyl Short Term Intensive Treatment Range for patients with persistent or worsening gum problems

Corsodyl mouthwash

Corsodyl 0.2% w/v Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

For patients with gingivitis who need short-term intensive treatment that is clinically proven to be effective against bleeding gums, gum irritation and gum inflammation.1–3

Also available in Mint and Alcohol Free variants.

Corsodyl Dental Gel

Corsodyl 1% w/w Dental Gel

For patients with gingivitis who need short-term intensive treatment in a dental gel that provides longer contact time with the gingival surface than mouthwash rinsing.

Corsodyl Spray

Corsodyl 0.2% w/v Spray

For patients with gingivitis who need short-term intensive treatment and have difficulty rinsing with mouthwash.

Corsodyl Short Term Intensive Treatment Range Product Details

  • Ingredients

    Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v, Ethanol 7% w/v, Macrogolglycerol Hydroxystearate, Ponceau 4R (E124), Aniseed Flavouring Oil, Water

    Directions

    Read the information underneath carefully before use. Use only if seal on cap is present and intact before opening.

    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 mouthwash at a different time of day.Use twice a day. Fill the cap to the 10mL line. Rinse mouth thoroughly for 1 minute then spit out.Gum disease: A one-month course (600mL) is recommended.Mouth ulcers and oral thrush: Continue to use for 2 days after healing has occurred.Denture sore mouth: Clean and soak your dentures in Corsodyl mouthwash for 15 minutes twice daily or as directed by your dentist.Dental surgery: Rinse as directed by your dentist.

    Warnings & Precautions

    Keep out of reach and sight of children.

    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 usage instructions for more details

    Take special care with Corsodyl:

    • Temporary staining of the teeth and tongue may occur
    • Do not bleach fabrics that have been in contact with the mouthwash

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding:You can use Corsodyl if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Possible side effects:Corsodyl 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 or 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. This can normally be removed by brushing. You can avoid staining by not drinking tea, coffee or red wine – especially 1 hour after use, and by brushing daily with toothpaste (see usage instructions.) If staining continues, it can be removed with a scale and polish from your dentist or hygienist. You can clean your dentures with denture cleaners
    • 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 Corsodyl with an equal amount of water

    Reporting of side effectsIf you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed. 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.

    If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned above, tell your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.

    Precautions

    • 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 breastfeeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant or suffer from allergies
    • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children
  • Ingredients

    1% w/w Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Macrogolglycerol Hydroxystearate, Sodium acetate, Levomenthol, Peppermint Oil, Isoprpyl Alchol, Purified Water

    Directions

    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 gel at a different time of day.

    Gum disease: Brush your teeth for at least 1 minute once or twice daily using 2cm of gel. Continue the treatment for about 1 month.

    Mouth ulcers and oral thrush: Apply gel directly to the sore areas using your finger tip or a cotton bud once or twice daily for at least 1 minute. Continue use for 2 days after healing has occurred.

    Denture sore mouth: Smear gel lightly over the fitting surfaces of the dentures before insertion; cleanse and soak the dentures in Corsodyl mouthwash for 15 minutes twice daily or as directed by your dentist.

    Dental surgery or tooth decay: Use as directed by your dentist.

    Warnings & Precautions

    Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

    Do not use:

    • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to chlorhexidine digluconate or any of the other ingredients (see further information)
    • 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 usage instructions for more details

    Take special care with Corsodyl:

    • Do not bleach fabrics that have been in contact with the gel

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding:

    • You can use Corsodyl if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

    Possible side effects:Corsodyl can have side effects, but not everybody gets them.

    • Stop using the gel 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 gel and tell your dentist if you get irritation, soreness or swelling of the mouth

    Other side effects that may occur:

    • Temporary staining of the tongue. This disappears when treatment is stopped
    • Temporary staining of the teeth. This can normally be removed by brushing. You can avoid staining by not drinking tea, coffee or red wine – especially 1 hour after use, and by brushing daily with toothpaste (see usage instructions.) If staining continues, it can be removed with a scale and polish from your dentist or hygienist. You can clean your dentures with denture cleaners
    • You may notice a change of taste or burning sensation when you first use the gel. This usually goes away with continued use

    If you do experience any side effects, even those not mentioned above, tell your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.

    Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

  • Ingredients

    Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v, Ethanol 7% v/v, Macrogolglycaerol Hydroxystearate, Sorbitol, Peppermint Oil, Water.

    Directions

    For oral use only. Do not swallow.

    Adults and children over 12: Use up to 12 pump actions twice daily (each pump action delivers 0.14mL of spray). Spray tooth and gum surfaces, ulcers or other sore areas. 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.

    Remove the cap and fit the pump head to the bottle.

    Treatment doses

    Gum disease: One-month course is recommended.Mouth ulcers and oral thrush: Continue use for 2 days after healing has occurred.Denture sore mouth: Dentures should be cleaned and soaked in Corsodyl mouthwash for 15 minutes twice daily.Dental surgery: Use as directed by your dentist.

    Warnings & Precautions

    Stop using the spray and tell your dentist if you get irritation of the mouth, soreness or swelling of the inside of the cheeks.

    Do not use:

    • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to chlorhexidine digluconate or any of the other ingredients (see further information)
    • 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

    Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

    • 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 breastfeeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant or suffer from allergies
    • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children

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