Corsodyl Mouth Wash

The active ingredient in Corsodyl mouth wash is chlorhexidine gluconate. This is a disinfectant agent which works against different kinds of bacteria and viruses, fungi and spores. Chlorhexidine gluconate works to eliminate the micro organisms like candida albicans fungi that are responsible for oral thrush infections, as well as other bacteria responsible for various mouth and throat infections. It also prevents plaque build up which reduces the incidence of gum disease. It is ideally used as an oral hygiene supplement, and is especially used in cases where tooth brushing isn’t possible, like just after oral surgery.
This medication is available in the form of a spray, gel or mouth wash. All 3 forms eliminate micro organisms as soon as they come in contact with them.

Uses of mouth washes

  • These are used to maintain dental hygiene.
  • They prevent apthous ulcers in the mouth.
  • They help prevent and treat gingivitis.
  • They prevent plaque build up.
  • They prevent oral thrush infections.
  • They prevent inflammation of the mouth lining which may be caused by dentures.
  • They speed up healing of the gums after oral surgery.


  • If using in the form of a mouth wash, it should be spat out and not swallowed.
  • Do not bring in contact with eyes and ears. If there is contact, rinse with water.
  • Chlorhexidine has been found to be incompatible with ingredients found in regular toothpaste. For best results, brush your teeth with a toothpaste first, and then rinse with a chlorhexidine mouth wash, or use both at different times of the day.
  • If you are using chlorhexidine to treat inflammation caused by dentures, soak the dentures for at least 15 minutes in chlorhexidine mouth wash twice a day.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication.
  • If there is an allergic reaction, discontinue use and consult your physician.
  • Although there are no restrictions on using this medication, if you are pregnant or breast feeding, always consult your doctor before taking the medications.

Side effects
The following side effects have been linked to this medication.

  • There may be irritation of the skin.
  • There may be staining or mottling of the teeth or tongue.
  • There may be a burning sensation on the tongue.

There may be alteration in your sense of taste.
You may experience hypersensitivity of allergies.
The surface of the skin inside the mouth may begin shedding.

Drug interaction
This medication has not been found to cause any interaction with other drugs.