Chlorhexidine Digluconate Science: Mouthwash from Corsodyl

Chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash from Corsodyl acts rapidly, killing the bacteria that cause plaque in just 30 seconds2,3

Chlorhexidine digluconate is an antibacterial ingredient that fatally damages bacterial cell walls in just 30 seconds. It forms a protective layer over the gums and teeth, helping to prevent plaque build-up for up to 12 hours.2

  • Kills a broad spectrum of bacteria through binding to and damaging their cell walls, causing fatal leakage of cytoplasm2
  • After 40 years of use in the dental profession, chlorhexidine is still recognised as the gold standard against which other anti-plaque and gingivitis agents are measured2,4
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Chlorhexidine mouthwash is an uncompromised antibacterial that promotes plaque removal

Clinical studies and more than 40 years of use have shown no adverse changes in dental plaque bacteria, no emergent microbial resistance and no increase in resistant microflora.5

Corsodyl Mouthwash with 0.2% w/v chlorhexidine acts quickly to reduce the symptoms of gingivitis

How chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash removes plaque and improves oral care

  • Chlorhexidine maintains a significantly lower level of plaque after a supragingival prophylaxis *1

    Reduction in gingival index

    How Corsodyl chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash fights gingivitis

    Chlorhexidine is clinically proven to improve patients’ gum health, reducing gingival index by 57% at 2 weeks and 68% at 4 weeks.1

    *vs. brushing aloneGingival index measuring bleeding and inflammation

  • Protective antibacterial layer improves gingival healing after supragingival scaling and root planing *6

    Post-scaling and root surface debridement gingivitis

    Plaque removal with chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash

    Rinsing with chlorhexidine (0.12% w/w) significantly reduced gingivitis, gingival bleeding and plaque by 29%, 48% and 54%, respectively, 2 weeks after supragingival scaling and root planing.*6

    *Chlorhexidine 0.12% vs. placebo at 2 weeks post-surgery (n=47)

  • Protective antibacterial layer prevents plaque-induced gingivitis when patients cannot effectively brush

    Post-periodontal surgery gingivitis

    How Corsodyl chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash fights bleeding gums

    Rinsing with chlorhexidine (0.2% w/w) significantly reduced gingival bleeding,* plaque index and visible plaque by 40%, 54% and 99%, respectively, 6 weeks post-periodontal surgery.7

    GI, gingival index; PI, plaque index*Gingival bleeding scores (GI>2) significantly lower vs. placebo at 6 weeks (p<0.05)vs. placebo at 6 weeks post-surgery (p<0.05)Proportion of sites with visible, unstained plaque (PI>2) reduced vs. placebo at 6 weeks

  • Product information

    Product Information: Please consult the summary of product characteristics for full product information. Corsodyl Mint 0.2% w/v Mouthwash, Corsodyl Aniseed 0.2 % w/v Mouthwash, Corsodyl Freshmint 0.2 % w/v Mouthwash, Corsodyl 1 % w/w Dental Gel. Indications: Plaque inhibition; gingivitis; maintenance of oral hygiene; post periodontal surgery or treatment; aphthous ulceration; oral candida. Dental Gel: In addition, to aid fluoride in caries prevention in high risk patients. Dosage & Administration: Adults and children 12 years and over. Children under 12 on healthcare professional advice only: Mouthwashes: 10 ml rinse for 1 minute twice daily or pre-surgery. For dental stomatitis, soak dentures for 15 minutes twice daily. Treatment length: gingivitis 1 month; ulcers, oral candida 48 hours after clinical resolution. Dental Gel: Brush teeth with 1 inch gel for 1 minute, once or twice daily. Spit out excess. Ulcers, oral candidal infections: apply gel to affected areas for 1 minute, once or twice daily. Prevention of caries as part of a regimen: apply nightly for 5 minutes in close fitting tray. Denture stomatitis:  brush dentures with 2.5 cm gel for 1 minute, once or twice daily. Treatment length: gingivitis 1 month; ulcers, oral candida based on clinical response; prevention of caries as part of a regimen for 14 days. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to ingredients. Precautions: Keep out of eyes and ears, do not swallow, separate use from conventional dentifrices (e.g. rinse mouth between applications). In case of soreness, swelling or irritation of the mouth, cease use and consult healthcare professional. Seek immediate medical help if swelling or difficulty breathing experienced. Seek medical advice if taste disturbances, numbness, tingling or burning sensation of tongue persist. Superficial discolouration of tongue, teeth and tooth-coloured restorations, usually reversible. See SPC for full details. Side effects: Tongue coated, dry mouth, aguesia/dysguesia, glossodynia, oral paraesthesia/hypoaesthesia, discolouration of teeth and tongue, mouth irritation, desquamation /oral mucosa swelling, parotid swelling. Hypersensitivity,anaphylaxis. Overdose: Mint Mouthwash: Due to the alcohol content (7%) ingestion of large amounts by children requires medical attention. Legal category: Mouthwashes: GSL. Dental Gel: P. MA Numbers Corsodyl Mint 0.2 %w/v Mouthwash PA 678/002/002; Corsodyl Aniseed 0.2 %w/v Mouthwash PA 678/002/004; Corsodyl Freshmint 0.2 % w/v Mouthwash PA 678/002/005; Corsodyl 1% w/w Dental Gel PA 678/002/001. MA Holder: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Ireland) Limited, 12 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland. Text prepared: June 2021. Additional information is available upon request. Contains chlorhexidine digluconate.  Always read the label/leaflet.

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