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Is there a nonprescription Peridex substitute? Or something nearly as effective?
I realize that using Peridex would be best, but I no longer have a prescription. Is there a product on the market that is anywhere as effective as Peridex in terms of helping to keep your mouth and gums healthy? I'm in the US (I mention that only because I've heard it might be a nonprescription item outside of the US). Thanks.
michael p
06/10/10
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  All you have to do is call your dentist and I'm sure they will be happy to give you another prescription for it. If you are prescribed peridex, then that's what I'd use.
For everyday use, I use Crest Pro Health Rinse. It works great.
♥Finsha♥ ™®
06/10/10
Does Peridex Oral Rinse, if used correctly, effect the bowels in any way?
I was prescribed Peridex Oral Rinse for a gum infection. I am also having problems with my colostomy. I cannot risk anything effecting my bowel habits in any way. If I take the Peridex correctly and not swallow any of it will I have any problems with my colostomy?
mwagmeister
04/01/06
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  Shouldn't affect you, but make sure you don't swallow any saliva for a few minutes after. If you are still not sure, ask your pharmacist. They know their stuff!
Boojum
04/01/06
I have acid reflux and take Amaprazole st evening meal. I also use Peridex for gingivitis & it results naseua?
I used Peridex 8 years for Gingivitis with no ill effects. Last refil caused me stomach ache and naseua at night; stopped using and problem subsided. Any relationship? Can I depend on pharmacyfor toxicology test of last RX?
wpelk
01/16/08
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  Peridex isn't swallowed!!
Have periodontal surgery and you won't need the Peridex anymore. If you had had it done 8 years ago, you'd have paid for it by now, considering the price of Peridex.
Talk to your pharmacist or dentist about this.
holey moley
01/18/08
I have Gerd and take Amiprazole before main meal. I use peridex at night and resulting stomach pains. Any conn
When I stopped using Peridex, my stomach pains and nasua subsided. Can I depend on pharmacy to test my last RX for purity as prior 8 years of use with no aggaravation of stomach and problem started within 2 days of using.
wpelk
01/16/08
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  Peridex only causes a few minor side effects in the mouth because you are suppose to spit it out. I don't know what happens if you swallow it. The FDA guarantees the purity of all medications in the U.S.
Lea
01/16/08
where can i buy peridex at hyderabad?
plz help me someone could any1 plz help me to buy peridex mouthwash at hyderabad
Shakir
01/01/11
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  Hello, I would think that any place that sells medical and dental medications would have the product you are looking for. Mouthwash is a pretty common dental preparation and is sold at every pharmacy I've ever been in. Good luck and I wish you well.
The Denture Pro.
Floyd S
01/01/11
Is Peridex better than Listerine?
My new dentist recommended I start using Peridex and wanted to charge my $140/bottle. From what I read online, this stuff turns your teeth brown (stains that can only be removed by a dentist = more $$$), causes loss of taste for several hours, and can lead to MORE tarter build up. Does this stuff really work and is it really worth the extra money over Listerine?
Mercutio80
04/08/06
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  I have been a dental hygienist 20 years.I hope you are not being charged $140 a bottle for peridex!You can get a prescription for it and pick it up at your pharmacy for $11-17!!.From a bacterial standpoint,Peridex or any chlorhexidine gluconate product is the best for destroying and preventing regrowth of bacteria that causes gingivitis.When you swish with Peridex you will get several hours of reduction of the bacteria that causes gingivitis,Listerine has a much shorter time that bacteria is inhibited.BUT the side effects of more calculus(tartar) formation and stain is bothersome.We only prescribe Peridex for a few weeks at a time and have them back in for a final prophylaxis(cleaning) to remove any stain.I would seriously consider a switch to another dentist is he is charging that much!!!If you still have some of the rinse,just use is 2-3 days a week.You will still keep your bacterial count relatively low and will not have as much stain.Also brush with a whitening toothpaste and electric toothbrush.The Crest spin brush pro clean is only $7.
jillrdh2002
04/08/06
How long after using peridex before I start to see stains on teeth? 10 POINTS FOR BEST ANSWER!!!?
I've read the label on the Peridex and it said that it may stain teeth and restorations. I'm only been using it about 2 days now. How long before I see stains? Is it a sure thing that I see stains? Or is it just how well you brush your teeth?
Sammi M
02/27/10
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  it can stain teeth, but its not permananent, its only on the surface of the teeth, and something your dentist can remove easily.

It is different for each person, some may get staining after one bottle, some may not.

There are other products available with the same active ingredient that do not cause staining.
Torn
02/27/10
taking prescribed medication (Peridex) that has alcohol in it and I am a reformed alcoholic?
I have been sober going on ten years, and it is a great feeling to be clean and sober these past ten years. Now I know sometimes foods are cooked with alcohol in it and it is burned off and I am fine with eating those foods time to time.

Just recently I started using some Peridex that my dental hygenist wants me to use for a bit here, but I noticed there is 11% alcohol in it. Now, I do realize I am using this medication for a reason and its not like Im drinking it for the effect or taste, because if that was the case I would just go down and buy a case a beer if I really wanted to do it that way. Being a reformed alcoholic and fine with things, is it okay for me to continue using this being it is for medication purposes?

Like I say, I don't live in fear and next time I can always just ask her if there is a non alcohol version of it as well if need be. Has anyone else been pondered with this issue?
chewey
09/03/07
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  Hi,
as long as you are using it as directed you will be ok. However:

There is a NON-Alcohol version available.
Talk to your DOCTOR (DDS, DMD, = Dentist) about it and your History.

The Doctor should have reviewed your Medical and Social History in detail with you, and prescribed appropriately. (not the hygienist, although he or she should have also reviewed your history and informed the Doctor)

I am assuming that the hygienist probably did not ask you any questions or consider this part of your social / medical Hx, but ultimately prescribing or medication use by patients is the responsibility of the Doctor.

Again, talk to your Doctor (DDS) in confidence about your History and concerns. Despite it being safe when used as directed, even given your history, it is SIMPLE to switch to a NON-Alcohol Version with the same benefits. This will eliminate any residual concerns you might have about using this type of product.

Take Care,
Dr. Mike (DDS)
Michael T
09/03/07
Is it ok for me to share peridex with husband?
I just had 3 wisdom teeth pulled and I need something to rinse with after eating. My husband has a gum disease. He's going to the dentist to get work done soon. I don't think he's nasty or anything like that I'm just concerned.
cill
03/13/08
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  Peridex kills germs! it is safe for you to share, but it is prescription and I hope it does not adversely affect your husband (permanent loss of sense of taste, etc.)
Susan S
03/13/08
Ways to get rid of Peridex staining?
I'd had my jaws wired shut for about 6 weeks and my teeth were stained pretty badly. I realize the best way to get them cleaned is by a professional, but I was wondering if there were any temporary home remedies that at least could make my teeth a little whiter?

My teeth are too cracked/chipped/broken/damaged to brush really well either... but I have been trying my best with that =\
Xeppi
10/02/09
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  Peridex stains are best removed by a professional. That stuff builds up on your teeth and as far as I know is impossible to get off without a professional cleaning.
Dr Miller
10/02/09

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