Active ingredients: Chlorhexidine

Product name and form

Corsodyl Original Mouthwash.

Corsodyl Mouthwash Original.

Pharmaceutical Form

Oromucosal solution.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Chlorhexidine Digluconate 0.2% w/v.

(equivalent to Chlorhexidine Digluconate Solution Ph Eur 1.0% v/v).

Active Ingredient

Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial agent, active against a broad spectrum of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, yeasts, fungi, opportunistic anaerobes and aerobes. Chlorhexidine is mainly a “membrane-acting” agent that destroys the outer membrane of the bacteria. It is inactive on bacterial spores unless the temperatures are high.

List of Excipients

Ethanol (96 per cent)
Macrogolglycerol Hydroxystearate
Ponceau 4R (E124)
Aniseed Flavouring Oil
Peppermint oil
Purified water

Pack sizes and marketing

Oriented amber polyethylene terephthalate bottle with plastic screw cap made from white food grade polypropylene.

Each bottle contains 300 ml or 600 ml.

Marketing authorization holder

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS, United Kingdom

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 44673/0061

10 February 1994 / 09 September 2008


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