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  • Chlorhexidine Lacer Gel
    / Taro

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    50 ml

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    Adults: Should be applied on moistened toothbrush, once or twice daily for about one minute.
    Any excess should be spitted out. The mouth should not be rinsed after applying the  gel.
    For the treatment of gingivitis, a course of about one month is advisable.
    When used for the management of aphthous ulceration and oral candidal infections an alternative method of delivery may be required which facilitates application of the gel to affected areas.
    This should be used once or twice daily for about one minute. The length of treatment time should be decided on the basis of clinical response.
    During the treatment of denture stomatitis, the gel should be brushed thoroughly all over the dentures with 2.5 cm of gel on a moistened toothbrush, once or twice daily for about one minute.
    Children and Elderly patients: The normal adult dose is appropriate for elderly patients and children of 12 years.
    Children under 12 years of age should not use the product.
    See prescribing information for full details.


    Oromucosal gel, transparent gel with characteristic odour.
    Antibacterial solution for the disinfection of the mouth.
    As an aid to maintaining oral hygiene.
    As an aid in the treatment and prevention of gingivitis.
    Inhibition of formation of dental plaque.
    For use in aphtous ulceration and oral candidal infections (e.g. denture stomatitis and thrush).
    For use in a post- periodontal surgery or treatment regimen to promote gingival healing.


    Patients with known hypersensitivity to Chlorhexidine or to any of the excipients in the formulation.

    Special Precautions

    For oromucosal use only.
    The product is not intended for swallowing.
    Eyes and ears contact should be avoided.
    If the gel comes in contact with the eyes, it should be washed out promptly and thoroughly with water.
    In case of soreness, swelling or irritation of the mouth the use of the product should be discontinued.
    This oral gel is incompatible with anionic agents which are usually present in conventional dentifrices.
    These should therefore be used before this oral gel (rinsing the mouth between applications) or at a different time of day.
    In case of swelling, or breathing difficulty the product should be discontinued and medical help should be provided.
    Transient disturbances of taste sensation and a numbness, tingling or burning sensation of the tongue may occur on initial use of this oral gel. These effects usually diminish with continued use.
    Discoloration of the teeth and tongue may occur.
    The stain is not permanent and can largely be prevented by reducing the consumption of dietary chromagens such as tea, coffee or red wine.
    In the case of dentures this can be prevented by cleaning with a conventional denture cleaner. In certain cases, professional treatment (scaling and polishing) may be required to remove the stain completely. Stained anterior tooth-coloured restorations with poor margins or rough surfaces which are not adequately cleaned by professional prophylaxis may require replacement.
    Similarly, where normal tooth brushing is not possible, for example with intermaxillary fixation, or with extensive orthodontic appliances, scaling and polishing may also be required once the underlying condition has been resolved.
    PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil may cause skin reactions.
    See prescribing information for full details.

    Side Effects

    Tongue coated, dry mouth, aguesia/dysguesia, glossodynia, oral paraesthesia/ hypoaesthesia.
    See prescribing information for full details.

    Drug interactions

    Chlorhexidine is incompatible with anionic agents.

    Pregnancy and Lactation

    There is no evidence of any adverse effects on the foetus arising from the use of chlorhexidine during pregnancy or on infants during lactation. Therefore, no special precautions are recommended.


    Overdose has not been reported.
    Accidental ingestion: Chlorhexidine taken orally is poorly absorbed. Systemic effects are unlikely even if large amounts are ingested. However, gastric lavage may be advisable using milk, raw egg, gelatin or mild soap. Employ supportive measures as appropriate.

    Important notes

    Shelf-life: after opening 4 weeks.
    Storage: Do not store above 25°C.

    Lacer S.A., Spain