Parodontax short-term treatment
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
Not all chlorhexidine formulations are the same
In a 5-week randomised study, Parodontax Extra 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 Parodontax Extra 0.2% vs. 37% with comparator*5
- 78% reduction in biofilm vitality with Parodontax Extra 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 digluconate acts rapidly, killing the bacteria that cause plaque in 30 seconds4,6
Why avoiding anionic interactions when using Parodontax can help
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 Parodontax Short-Term Intensive Treatment (rinsing the mouth between applications) or at a different time of day.
Tips to avoid staining
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.
Parodontax Extra 0.2% w/v Mouthwash
For 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
Parodontax Extra Mouthwash product Details
0.2% (w/v) Chlorhexidine Digluconate.
Read the information underneath carefully before use. Use only if seal on cap is present and intact before opening.
Toothpastes can stop Parodontax working. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and wait 5 minutes after brushing your teeth before using Parodontax. 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.
Denture sore mouth: Clean and soak your dentures in Parodontax 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 Parodontax:
- 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 Parodontax if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible side effects:Parodontax 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
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.
- 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