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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 10
First page : ( 1755) Last page : ( 1760)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00353.X

Chlorhexidine: Its properties and effects

Noor S. Syed Shihaab E1,*, Dr.  Pradeep2

1II BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

2Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shihaab92@gmail.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.



To make a review on Chlorhexidine, its properties and its effects. Objective: To have a clear idea about properties and effects of chlorhexidine.


Chlorhexidine is an antibacterial used as an antiseptic and for other applications. It is a cationic polybiguanide. It is used primarily as its salts. Chlorhexidine has its own effects on various parts of the body. Generally Chlorhexidine is a disinfectant. Chlorhexidine is an active component of mouthwash. It acts longer than any other mouthwash in the oral cavity, its action is blocked by deactivation.



Chlorhexidine, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Mouthwash.


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