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- What is Oraldene Mouthwash
- How does the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash work?
- How long do I use the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash for before I notice a difference?
- How effective is the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash?
- Can I buy the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash online?
- What dose should I choose?
- How should I take the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash?
- What are the side effects of the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash?
- When should I not use the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouth?
- What Is the difference between the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash and Listerine Mouthwash?
What is Oraldene Mouthwash
The Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash is a medicated mouth wash which provides relief from mouth and throat infections, by killing the bacteria and fungi present in the mouth. Oraldene is used to treat minor mouth infections, including thrush, to help in the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. It is also useful in the healing of sore throat and recurrent aphthous ulcers. The Oraldene is also of value in the alleviation of halitosis and pre and post dental surgery infections.
The Oraldene Medicated Relief for mouth and throat Infections contains Hexetidine, which is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredient and is used to help treat throat and mouth infections, including mouth ulcers, thrush, sore or bleeding gums (called gingivitis), bad breath (halitosis) and sore throat. The Oraldene Medicated Relief can also be used before and after dental surgery to help prevent infections.
How does the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash work?
The Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash is used to treat throat and mouth infections such as gingivitis by using the active ingredient Hexetidine. Hexetidine is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial medication, which is often used to treat infections in the mouth. In other words, it is used to kill bacteria and fungi, which cause infections in the mouth. This helps to both treat infections and also prevent them from coming back or reoccurring.
How long do I use the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash for before I notice a difference?
It is advised by experts that the Oraldene Hexetidine Antibacterial Mouthwash should be used two to three times a day. Hexetidine is an active ingredient used to fight mouth infections. If the product is regularly used, a difference will be noticed within seven days. This product is safe to be used even after the mouth infection has healed. However, if the symptoms of the oral infection persist, stop using the Antibacterial Mouthwash and contact your doctor or dentist right away.
How effective is the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash?
The Oraldene mouthwash is an antiseptic because it has the active ingredient Hexetidine in it. Hexetidine kills the bacteria and fungi present in the mouth, therefore treats minor mouth infections, including oral thrush. It can effectively provide relief from mouth infections such as gingivitis, mouth ulcers, sore gums as well as sore throats. Oraldene is also used to treat other mouth conditions which are caused or made worse by bacteria, like gum disease, sore throats and recurrent mouth ulcers. It is also used to kill the bacteria that cause bad breath, and to prevent infections both before and after dental surgery. The active ingredient Hexetidine makes this anti-bacterial mouthwash very effective, removing all kinds of oral infections if used as directed. Not only does the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash kill all the bacteria which causes mouth infections, but also prevents them from coming back and reoccurring.
Can I buy the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash online?
As the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash is an over-the-counter medication, there is no prescription needed to purchase the item from a pharmacy. Hence, this Anti-bacterial Mouthwash can be bought online easily from Click Pharmacy, which is fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council. We also provide you with the option of booking an appointment with one of the health experts at Click Pharmacy for discussing and getting expert advice on how to best use the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash.
At Click Pharmacy, we offer you two very convenient delivery services. With our Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, you can receive the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash in just a day (before 1 pm the next day) and with our Royal Mail Signed for Delivery Service, you can get this product in one to three working days.
You can select the delivery option at the check out stage of the process.
What dose should I choose?
The Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash comes in clear 100 ml, 200 ml and 30 ml glass bottles. According to the health experts and medical professionals, this anti-bacterial mouthwash should be used two to three times a day. So, according to your needs and preferences, you can choose whichever quantity suits you best.
How should I take the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash?
The Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash is advised to be used two to three times every day unless told to do otherwise by your doctor, dentist, or other healthcare professional. To use this product effectively, you need to take the following steps:
- Shake the bottle well before using the Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash.
- Use at least 15 ml of undiluted Oraldene mouthwash to rinse your mouth or gargle, as needed.
- Keep rinsing or gargling for around 20 seconds.
- Spit out the mouthwash after 20 seconds. Do not swallow it.
- Repeat twice or thrice a day.
Do not use this product for less or more than directed. If it is swallowed unintentionally, contact your doctor right away. If the symptoms persist, discontinue use and talk to your doctor or dentist.
What are the side effects of the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash?
Like all medicines, the Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash can also have some side effects. Even though it is unlikely for everyone to experience these side effects, there is still a chance of them occurring. The side effects of the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash include:
- Difficulty in breathing and / or swallowing due to swelling of the lips, mouth, face, tongue, or throat
- Numbness or irritation of the tongue or the inside of the mouth
- Getting coughs
- Feeling of dry mouth
- Feeling like throwing up / Vomiting
- Salivary gland enlargement
- Losing sense of taste or bitter taste
- Pain and / or redness
- Tongue or tooth discolouration
If you experience these or any other side effects while using the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Anti-bacterial mouthwash, stop use and speak to your doctor right away.
When should I not use the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouth?
The Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash is suitable for individuals over the age of 12. It is advised not to use the Antibacterial Mouthwash if you are allergic to any Oraldene products or any of the listed ingredients. Consult with your doctor before using this product if you have any underlying medical condition or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy is advised. This product is a medicine, so if you suffer from any allergies, are currently pregnant, are trying to become pregnant / conceive, or are currently breastfeeding, it is recommended to speak with your doctor before use to determine if this product is right for you.
What Is the difference between the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash and Listerine Mouthwash?
The main difference between these two types of mouthwash is Hexetidine. The Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash has the active ingredient Hexetidine in it, which is very effective in killing the bacteria and fungi present inside the mouth, providing relief from any oral infections. Listerine, on the other hand, does not contain Hexetidine, which is why it can not actively kill bacteria inside the mouth like the Oraldene Mouthwash. Both of these mouthwashes are used for oral hygiene, and the only difference is that the Oraldene (Hexetidine) Antibacterial Mouthwash also helps in treating oral infections and gets rid of oral bacteria and fungi, and also prevents it from coming back.
What is Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash used for?
Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash is used as a treatment for a range of mouth and throat infections and problems.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash. However, if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.
What is the active ingredient in Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
The active ingredient in Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash is hexetidine. This ingredient is effective at providing relief from infections.
Can children use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash is suitable for use by adults and children over the age of 6 years old. Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash should not be used by children under the age of 6 years old.
How should I store Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash should be stored in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This antibacterial mouthwash should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
How long is the shelf life of Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
The shelf life of an unopened bottle of Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash usually varies depending on your purchase. However the shelf life of an opened bottle of Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash is 6 months. After 6 months of opening this mouthwash must be discarded of appropriately.
How does Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash work?
The active ingredient, hexetidine, contains antifungal and antibacterial properties which are able to overcome infections.
How often should I use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
It is generally recommended to use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash 2 to 3 times a day.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
Although it is usually safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash, it is advised to consult with a doctor, pharmacist, dentist, or midwife before doing so. This is to ensure the antibacterial mouthwash does not cause any harm to both born and unborn babies.
How should I use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
You should use roughly 15ml of Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash to rinse your mouth for 30 seconds. The mouthwash should be spat out after 30 seconds and not swallowed.
Who should not use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
You should not use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash if you are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients.
What infections can Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash treat?
Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash can treat the following conditions:
- Sore gums
- Sore throat
- Oral thrush
- Bad breath
What if I forget to use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash?
If you forget to use Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash you should use it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, you should skip the dose you just missed and continue as normal.
Like all medicines, after using Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash you are likely to experience a number of different side effects. It is important to note that not everyone experiences the same side effects. Possible side effects include the following:
- Tongue discolouration
- Tooth discolouration
- Dry mouth
- Fresh breath
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling sick
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Oraldene Antibacterial Mouthwash immediately and seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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