What is HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
(HYDROGEN PEROXIDE) Hydrogen peroxide rinse is a mild antiseptic used in the mouth to help relieve minor mouth irritation (such as due to canker/cold sores, gingivitis, dentures, orthodontic appliances). It works by releasing oxygen when it is applied to the affected area. The release of oxygen causes foaming, which helps to remove mucus and clean the area.
How should I use HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
Follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. If you are using the liquid form, some brands need to be mixed with water before using. Others are ready to use. Follow the directions for your brand. Carefully measure the dose using the cap provided by the manufacturer or a special measuring device. Swish in the mouth over the affected area for at least 1 minute, then spit out. Do not swallow this product. If you are using the gel form, apply several drops to the affected area of the mouth. Some liquid forms may also be applied directly to the affected area. Allow to remain in place for at least 1 minute, then spit out. Do not swallow this product. Use up to 4 times daily or as directed by your dentist or doctor. Use this product regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve in 7 days or if it worsens. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
Before using hydrogen peroxide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. This product is safe to use during pregnancy. It is unlikely that this product passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
What may interact with HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
What if I miss a dose of HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
If you are using this product on a regular schedule and miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
What side effects may I notice from receiving HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
Redness, stinging, or irritation at the application site may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this product, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this product do not have serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Where should I keep HYDROGEN PEROXIDE?
Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.