Dentistry : "Miracle Mouthwashes"
Compounding dental mouthwashes or rinses may offer numerous advantages over
commercially available dosage forms. Elixirs, syrups, and suspensions often
contain preservatives such as alcohol which can cause reactions or gastrointestinal
irritation, or sugar which makes the preparation undesirable for prolonged
use in the mouth or for diabetic patients. A customized preparation without
unnecessary excipients - i.e., a sugar-free, dye-free, lactose-free, and preservative-free
dosage form - can eliminate concerns of palatability, alcohol content, and
dyes which may stain exposed mucosa.
Various preparations are also available to treat burning mouth syndrome and
anesthetic/analgesic and antibiotic/anti-infective mouthwashes are commonly
Tranexamic acid solution (4.8%) used as a mouthwash has been used successfully
to prevent postsurgical bleeding after oral surgery without dose modification
of oral anticoagulants.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1993 Nov;51(11):1211-6
Prevention of postsurgical bleeding in oral surgery using tranexamic
acid without dose modification of oral anticoagulants.
Ramstrom G, Sindet-Pedersen S, Hall G, Blomback M, Alander U
Department of Oral and Jaw Diseases, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
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