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Rexidin M Forte Gel

Manufactured byINDOCO REMEDIES LTD
ContainsChlorhexidine Gluconate (1 %w/w) + Metronidazole (1 %w/w) + Lidocaine (2 %w/w)
Description

Rexidin M Forte Gel is a combination medicine, which may be used in the treatment of gum inflammation (gingivitis), ulceration of the mucous membranes in the mouth, oral infections, etc. It also relieves tooth or gum pain by producing a numbing effect. Do not use this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Rexidin M Forte Gel

  • Change in taste/ Metallic taste
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Numbness of mouth
  • Calcium deposits on tooth

Uses of Rexidin M Forte Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Gingivitis
  • Oral stomatitis
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Pericoronitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. 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, metronidazole, lidocaine, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Oral use only

This medicine is recommended for oral use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, ears, wounds, etc. Report any allergic reactions such as swelling, soreness or irritation of the mouth, etc. to the doctor immediately.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause undesirable side effects
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

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Disease interactions

Teething pain

This medicine is not recommended for use in teething infants and young children as the risk of fatal adverse effects is significantly high. Use of this medicine may cause seizures, severe brain damage, and heart complications in this population group.

Liver/kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver/kidney function due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments and constant monitoring of liver/kidney function are advised in such cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Chlorhexidine gluconate works by reducing the bacterial count on the surfaces within the mouth. Metronidazole works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria by interfering with DNA synthesis. Lidocaine works by altering the way the body senses the pain by blocking pain signals from the body to the brain.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical oral anti-microbial agent, Antiseptic, Topical Astringent, Topical analgesics, Demulcent

Schedule

Schedule H

Lidocaine - [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 26 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00281

Metronidazole - [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 24 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00916

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

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00878
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Information on this page was last updated on 1 Aug 2019

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