Chlorhexidine

Side effects and indications

Whenever possible, frequency information about the side effects was extracted from the labels. Aggregated frequency information for the drug and, if available, placebo is shown. To the right, you can click on shaded boxes to be taken to mentions of the side effect on the label. (In some cases, the side effect cannot be highlighted due to conversion problems.) Information about indications was extracted from the indications and usage sections of the labels.

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Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels
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Oedema def postmarketing x x x x x
Glossitis def postmarketing x x x x x
Hypoaesthesia def postmarketing x x x x x
Paraesthesia def postmarketing x x x x
Stomatitis def postmarketing x x x x x x
Dry mouth def postmarketing x x x x x
Tongue oedema postmarketing x x x x x
Abscess def x
Anaphylactic shock def x
Arthralgia def x
Back pain def x
Bronchitis def x
Tongue coated x x x x x
Cough def x
Dental calculus def x
Dysgeusia def x x x x x
Dysmenorrhoea def x
Dyspepsia def x
Gingival hyperplasia def x
Tongue geographic def x x x x
Headache def x
Hyperplasia def x
Hypersensitivity def x x x x x x x
Type I hypersensitivity def x
Hypertension def x
Infection def x
Influenza def x
Arthropathy def x
Pain def x
Pharyngitis def x
Respiratory tract infection def x
Rhinitis def x
Salivary gland disorder def x x x x x
Sialoadenitis def x x x x x
Sinusitis def x
Aphthous stomatitis def x x x
Ulcerative stomatitis x
Tendonitis def x
Tooth discolouration def x x
Tooth disorder def x
Toothache def x
Erythema def x x x x
Upper respiratory tract infection def x
Urticaria def x
Burning sensation def x
Oral pain def x
Myalgia def x
Discomfort def x
Tenderness def x
Ache def x
Mouth irritation x x x x x
Indication Labels
Chronic periodontitis def x
Gingival bleeding def x x x x
Gingivitis def x x x x
Gingivitis ulcerative x x x
Haemorrhage def x x x x
Inflammation def x
Periodontitis def x x x x x
Redness def x x x
Skin exfoliation x
Swelling def x x x
Trench mouth def x x x
Ulcer def x x x

Information

More information: STITCH, PubChem and possibly Wikipedia

ATC Codes: A01AB03, B05CA02, D08AC02, D09AA12, R02AA05, S01AX09, S02AA09, S03AA04

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10%    
frequent (1% to 100%)    
infrequent (0.1% to 1%)    
rare (<0.1%)    
postmarketing    
0%    
no frequency information    
not found on label    

Labels

Labels were obtained from different sources and potentially contain different sets of side effects. If you click on the label name, a HTML version of the label will be shown with proteins, chemicals and side efffects highlighted using Reflect.

  1. CHLORHEXIDINE ACETATE / PREVORA STAGE 1 : 6 side effects (Health Canada)
  2. CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE / PERIDEX ORAL RINSE : 15 side effects (Health Canada)
  3. CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE / APO-CHLORHEXIDINE ORAL RINSE : 14 side effects (Health Canada)
  4. chlorhexidine : 15 side effects (FDA XML label)
  5. Chlorhexidine : 16 side effects (FDA XML label)
  6. Chlorhexidine : 17 side effects (FDA XML label)
  7. Chlorhexidine : 31 side effects (FDA XML label)