Available through prescription only. View Prescribing Information. Prescription-strength anti-microbial rinse to treat gingivitis and promote the healing of inflamed gums. Chlorhexidine gluconate provides antimicrobial activity during oral rinsing.
Jump to content. Chlorhexidine gluconate can cause a rare but serious allergic reaction that may be life-threatening. Get emergency medical help if you have: hives, severe skin rash; wheezing, difficult breathing; cold sweats, feeling light-headed; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Do not give this medication to a child or teenager without a doctor's advice. This medicine may cause severe irritation or chemical burns in young children. Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse is used to treat gingivitis swelling, redness, bleeding gums.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Written by Cerner Multum. Periogard is used to treat gingivitis swelling, redness, bleeding gums. This medicine is usually prescribed by a dentist. Periogard is not for treating all types of gingivitis.
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. Chlorhexidine is used to treat gingivitis. It helps to reduce the inflammation redness and swelling of your gums and to reduce gum bleeding. Gingivitis is caused by the bacteria that grow in the coating plaque that forms on your teeth between tooth brushings. Chlorhexidine destroys the bacteria, thereby preventing the gingivitis from occurring.