G•U•M® PAROEX™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse 0.12%

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G•U•M® Paroex™ is indicated for between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis.


Active Ingredient: Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12%
DIN 02384272
Non Medicinal Ingredient:

Water, propylene glycol, glycerin, polyoxyl 40 hydrogenated castor oil, mint flavour, potassium acesulfame, Allura Red and Acid Fuchsin D, Sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid  (added as necessary to adjust the pH)

Mode of Action: Rinsing with chlorhexidine gluconate inhibits the buildup and maturation of plaque by reducing certain microbes regard as gingival pathogens, thereby reducing gingivitis.1,2,3 Clinical significance is unknown.

Indicated for use as part of a professional program for the treatment of moderate to severe gingivitis, and for management of associated gingival bleeding and  inflammation between dental visits. Suitable for patients with sensitivity to alcohol.  Appropriate treatment of the periodontitis is indicated in patients with coexisting periodontitis.

Recommended Usage and Dosage:

Use twice daily oral rinsing for 30 seconds after breakfast and before bedtime. Usual dosage is 15mL (marked dosage cup) of undiluted G•U•M® Paroex™. G•U•M® Paroex™ is not intended for ingestion and should be expectorated after rinsing. 
Rinsing mouth (with water or other mouthwashes), brushing teeth, or eating or drinking should be avoided for about 30 minutes after using. Initial course of therapy is 3 months, at which time patients should be recalled for evaluation. See  prescribing information for information to assist in benefit-risk assessment.  Always direct the patient to read the label. G•U•M® Paroex™ should be initiated directly following a dental prophylasis.  Patients should be re-evaluated at intervals no longer than 6 months.  Please consult the prescribing information for complete evaluation details.

Adverse Reactions:

No serious systemic reactions associated with the use of 0.12% chlorhexidine gulconate were observed in clinical testing.  The most common side effects associated with chlorhexidine Gluconate rinse are:

  1.  An increase in staining of oral surfaces
  2. An increase in supragingival tartar
  3. An alteration in taste perception to which most patients accommodate (see precautions).

1. For patients having coexisting gingivitis and periodontitis, the absence of gingival inflammation following treatment with 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate may not be indicative of the absence of underlying periodontitis. Appropriate treatment of periodontitis is therefore indicated.

2. Chlorhexidine gluconate may cause staining of oral surfaces such as the film on tooth surfaces, restorations, and the dorsum of the tongue. Stain resulting from use of chlorhexidine gluconate does not adversely affect the health of gingivae or other oral tissue. Discretion should be used when treating patients with exposed root surfaces or anterior facial restorations with rough surfaces or margins. If natural stains cannot be removed from these surfaces by a dental prophylaxis, patients should be excluded from G•U•M® Paroex™ treatment if the risk of permanent discolouration is unacceptable. Stains in these areas may be difficult to remove by dental prophylaxis and on rare occasions may necessitate replacement of these restorations

  1. A few patients may experience an alteration in taste perception while undergoing treatment with G•U•M® Paroex™.

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1789C G•U•M® PAROEX™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse 0.12% - 473ml

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