Gum Paroex mouthwash 0.12%

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Description

This medication is typically used to help control inflammation of the gums (gingivitis).

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Instructions

Do not swallow this mouthwash. To use:

  • rinse your mouth using the prescribed quantity;
  • after about 30 seconds, spit it out.
This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Avoid brushing your teeth, rinsing your mouth, drinking or eating for at least 30 minutes after using this product.

Side Effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may alter your sense of taste;
  • it may promote the formation of tartar on your teeth.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General Notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

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