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Hexigel 1 % Cream

Manufactured byIcpa Health Products Ltd.
Description

Hexigel 1 % Cream is an anti-infective agent used topically as a mouthwash. Its antimicrobial activity helps to prevent dental plaque, a condition where a mass of bacteria grows on the surfaces within the mouth.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Hexigel 1 % Cream

  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Skin peeling
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Inflammation of gum
  • Tooth pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Staining of tooth
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Calcium deposits on tooth

Uses of Hexigel 1 % Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Gingivitis
  • Mucositis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is relatively safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, all the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is relatively safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, all the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Allergy

Stop the use of this medicine in case of any allergic reactions or irritation and inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Pediatric use

Safety and effectiveness of this medicine are not clinically established in children.

Calculus formation

Use of this medicine may cause calculus deposits in the teeth, especially in the oral rinse users. It is recommended that these deposits should be removed by a dentist every six months.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost the time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Overdose may cause gastric distress, nausea, and vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention if more than 4 ounces of the oral rinse form of this medicine is swallowed.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not take this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Hexigel 1 % Cream works by reducing the bacterial count on the surfaces within the mouth.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antiseptic and germicides, Mouth and throat products

Schedule

N/A

Chlorhexidine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 7 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00878

DailyMed - ACCLEAN CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 0.12% ORAL RINSE- chlorhexidine gluconate 0.12% oral rinse liquid [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 7 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=0829509a-1b9b-5d8a-e054-00144ff8d46c

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 7 August 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2
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Information on this page was last updated on 10 Aug 2017

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