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Pronounced: (HYE-droe-jen per-OX-ide)
Hydrogen Peroxide MM Uses
Hydrogen peroxide rinse is a mild antiseptic used in the mouth to help relieve minor mouth irritation (e.g., 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 To Use Hydrogen Peroxide MM
Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult 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, seek immediate medical attention.
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Information last revised May 2010 Copyright(c) 2010 First DataBank, Inc.