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Periogard (Chlorhexidine Gluconate) - Indications and Dosage



PerioGard Oral Rinse is indicated for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis as characterized by redness and swelling of the gingivae, including gingival bleeding upon probing. PerioGard Oral Rinse has not been tested among patients with acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG). For patients having coexisting gingivitis and periodontitis, see PRECAUTIONS.


PerioGard Oral Rinse therapy should be initiated directly following a dental prophylaxis. Patients using PerioGard Oral Rinse should be reevaluated and given a thorough prophylaxis at intervals no longer than six months. Recommended use is twice daily oral rinsing for 30 seconds, morning and evening after toothbrushing. Usual dosage is 1/2 fl. oz. ("15 mL" line on dosage cap) of undiluted PerioGard Oral Rinse. Patients should be instructed not to rinse with water or other mouthwashes, brush teeth, or eat immediately after using PerioGard Oral Rinse. PerioGard Oral Rinse is not intended for ingestion and should be expectorated after rinsing.


PerioGard Oral Rinse is supplied as a blue liquid in 16 fluid ounce amber plastic bottle with child-resistant dosage cap. Store above freezing (32°F).

Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company
New York, NY 10022 U.S.A.
Questions/Comments: 1-800-962-2345


Rev. 12/08

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