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Periochip (Chlorhexidine Gluconate) - Summary



PerioChip® (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a small, orange-brown, rectangular chip (rounded at one end) for insertion into periodontal pockets. Each PerioChip weighs approximately 7.4 mg and contains 2.5 mg of chlorhexidine gluconate in a biodegradable matrix of hydrolyzed gelatin (cross-linked with glutaraldehyde). PerioChip also contains glycerin and purified water.

Chlorhexidine gluconate is an antimicrobial agent.

PerioChip is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. PerioChip may be used as a part of a periodontal maintenance program, which includes good oral hygiene and scaling and root planing.

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Media Articles Related to Periochip (Chlorhexidine)

A common hospital soap may reduce MRSA spread
Source: Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today [2015.05.14]
Researchers suggest patient care and reduction of MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections may both benefit from using the common hospital soap chlorhexidine to bathe patients.

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Published Studies Related to Periochip (Chlorhexidine)

Implant decontamination with 2% chlorhexidine during surgical peri-implantitis treatment: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. [2014]
CONCLUSIONS: The use of a 2% CHX solution for implant surface decontamination

A preliminary comparison of the effect of 0.3% versus 0.2% chlorhexidine mouth rinse on de novo plaque formation: a monocentre randomized double-blind crossover trial. [2013]
CONCLUSION: Chlorhexidine is an effective oral antiseptic. The CHX 0.3% mouth

Chlorhexidine alcohol base mouthrinse versus Chlorhexidine formaldehyde base mouthrinse efficacy on plaque control: double blind, randomized clinical trials. [2013]
0.1% of Formaldehyde (CLX-F)... CONCLUSION: the results of this study showed that rinsing with an alcohol base

Using chlorhexidine varnish to prevent early childhood caries in American Indian children. [2013]
children... CONCLUSIONS: In this population CHX varnish did not reduce the mean NNCS or

Comparison of antibacterial effects of oral rinses chlorhexidine and herbal mouth wash in patients admitted to intensive care unit. [2012]
mouthwashes in intensive care unit patients... CONCLUSION: The herbal mouth wash has significant antibacterial effects against

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Clinical Trials Related to Periochip (Chlorhexidine)

Topical Application of Chlorhexidine to the Umbilical Cord for Prevention of Omphalitis and Neonatal Mortality in Rural District of Pakistan [Recruiting]
The investigators hypothesize that application of 4% Chlorhexidine to the cord stump and meticulous hand washing by primary health care providers of newborn infants will reduce the incidence of Omphalitis and thereby Neonatal Mortality as compared to standardized dry cord care.

The Efficacy and Safety of 2.5 mg Chlorhexidine Gluconate Chip (PerioChip´┐Ż) in Frequent Treatment Versus Routine Treatment in Therapy of Adult Chronic Periodontitis [Recruiting]

Chlorhexidine Against Sodium Hypochlorite as Skin Antiseptics [Recruiting]
The physicians have few options for skin antisepsis. Alternatives for common use antiseptics are costly or ineffective. In order to have more options, this study is needed. The investigators want to know if there are differences between the use of 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol or 10% sodium hypochlorite.

The Efficacy and Safety of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Chip (Periochip«) in Therapy of Symptoms in Patients With Peri-implantitis [Recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy and the safety of Chlorhexidine Gluconate chip (Periochip«) versus Placebo Chip in treatment of symptoms in patients with Peri-Implantitis.

Chlorhexidine Gel Therapy for Cariogenic Oral Microflora [Recruiting]
The goal of this clinical research study is to find out if 1% chlorhexidine gluconate gel will decrease the amount of bacteria that causes tooth decay. Whether the gel is acceptable to patients will also be studied.

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Page last updated: 2015-05-14

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