Chlorhexidine mouthwash for thrush

Chlorhexidine gluconate (Peridex) mouthwash can prevent thrush in people who are taking medications that impair the body's natural defense (immune) system. It has been recommended as a mouth rinse to prevent thrush in people who have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Chlorhexidine can cause staining of the teeth and the inside of the mouth, especially the tongue.

Last Updated: March 10, 2008

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