Active Ingredient(s): Chlorhexidine
FDA Approved: * August 13, 1986
Pharm Company: * ZILA
Category: Oral Health

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Peridex Overview

Chlorhexidine (CHX)[2] (commonly known by the salt forms chlorhexidine gluconate and chlorhexidine digluconate (CHG) or chlorhexidine acetate) is a disinfectant and antiseptic that is used for skin disinfection before surgery and to sterilize surgical instruments.[3] It may be used both to disinfect the skin of the patient and the hands of the healthcare providers.[4] It is also used for cleaning wounds, preventing dental plaque, treating yeast ...

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I'm a vegetarian and need to take peridex, are there any animal ingredients in this product? Thank you. ## Not being a vegetarian, I don't know what is or isn't an animal product, but other than the active ingredient Chlorhexidine, here is the inactive ingredient list: Water, 11.6% alcohol, glycerin, PEG-40 sorbitan diisostearate, flavor, sodium saccharin, and FD&C Blue No. 1. Are there any other questions?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Aerosol, Metered: 4%
  • Cloth: 2%
  • Liquid: 0.12%, 0.5%, 2%, 3%, 4%
  • Lozenge: 2.5mg
  • Soap: 4%
  • Solution: 0.12%, 0.5%, 0.50%, 0.75%, 2%, 2.5%, 2.50%, 4%
  • Sponge: 4%
  • Tablet: 2.5mg
  • Unassigned: 0.5%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Peridex: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0116-0620 Peridex 1.2 mg/ml Oral Rinse by Xttrium Laboratories, Inc.
  • 48878-0620 Peridex 1.2 mg/ml Oral Rinse by 3m Espe Dental Products

Other drugs which contain Chlorhexidine or a similar ingredient: (13 results)