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
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
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 alone‡Gingival index measuring bleeding and inflammation
Protective antibacterial layer improves gingival healing after supragingival scaling and root planing†6
Plaque removal with Corsodyl chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash
Rinsing with chlorhexidine (0.12% w/v) 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
How Corsodyl chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash fights bleeding gums
Rinsing with chlorhexidine (0.12% w/v) 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
Corsodyl chlorhexidine digluconate mouthwash
Corsodyl Short Term Intensive Treatment
Corsodyl Short Term Intensive Treatment is powered by chlorhexidine digluconate.
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Corsodyl Short Term Intensive Treatment Product Information
Corsodyl Spray, Corsodyl Mint Mouthwash, Corsodyl Original Mouthwash, Corsodyl 0.2% Mouthwash, Corsodyl 1% w/w Dental Gel.
Presentation: Spray, Mouthwashes: colourless solution containing 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate. Dental Gel: 1% chlorhexidine digluconate. 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: Spray: up to 12 actuations twice daily to affected areas. Spray cleaned dentures. Mouthwashes: 10 ml rinse for 1 minute twice daily or pre-surgery. For dental stomatitis soak clean dentures for 15 minutes twice daily. 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: Spray and Mouthwashes: gingivitis 1 month; ulcers, oral candida 48 hours after clinical resolution. Dental Gel: gingivitis 1 month; ulcers, oral candida based on clinical response; prevention of caries as part of a regimen 14 days, repeated every 3-4 months on advice of healthcare professional. 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: Spray and Mint Mouthwash: Due to the alcohol content (7%) ingestion of large amounts by children requires medical attention. Legal category: Spray, Mouthwashes: GSL. Dental Gel: P. Product Licence Numbers and RSP excl. VAT: Spray: PL 44673/0058, 60 ml £7.13. Mint Mouthwash: PL 44673/0060, 300 ml £5.35, 600 ml £8.99. Original Mouthwash: PL44673/0061, 300 ml £5.35. 0.2% Mouthwash: PL 44673/0059, 300 ml £5.35. Dental Gel: PL 44673/0062, 50 g £5.00. Licence Holder: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. Date of preparation: February 2021.