Name: Hexi-Dip 110
Hexi-Dip 110 Interactions
No drug interactions have been determined by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.
Hexi-Dip 110 Precautions
Serious side effects have been reported with chlorhexidine including the following:
- Allergic symptoms. Tell your health care provider right away if you have some or all of the following symptoms of allergic symptoms.
- skin rash
- generalized swelling
- breathing difficulties
- light headedness
- rapid heart rate
- upset stomach
- Pain or swelling. Notify your dentist promptly if pain, swelling, or other problems occur. (Some mild to moderate sensitivity is normal during the first week after placement of chip)
Do not use chlorhexidine if you have a known to be hypersensitive to chlorhexidine gluconate or other formula ingredients.
Before taking chlorhexidine, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:
- are allergic to chlorhexidine or to any of its ingredients
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Hexi-Dip 110 and Lactation
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
It is not known if chlorhexidine crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using chlorhexidine.
Hexi-Dip 110 Usage
Take chlorhexidine exactly as prescribed.
Chlorhexidine comes in a oral rinse and a dental chip. Recommended use for oral solution is twice daily oral rinsing for 30 seconds, morning and evening after toothbrushing. Chlorhexidine rinse should not be swallowed, and should be spit out after use. Do not rinse with water or other mouthwashes immediately after rinsing with chlorhexidine. Do not brush teeth or eat immediately after rinsing with chlorhexidine.
The dental chip is inserted by your dentist into the gum pocket at most once every three months. Patients should avoid dental floss at the site of chip insertion for 10 days after placement, because flossing might dislodge the chip. All other oral hygiene may be continued as usual. There are no restrictions in regards to eating. Notify your dentisit as soon as possible if the chip falls out of place.
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of chlorhexidine at the same time.
Hexi-Dip 110 Overdose
If you or someone you know swallows chlorhexidine, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.