Generic Name: Gly-Oxide Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Gly-Oxide® used for?

Gly-Oxide® is commonly used for temporary cleansing:

  • Canker sore
  • Minor wounds or gum inflammation resulting from minor dental procedures, dentures, orthodontic appliances, accidental injury, or other irritations of the mouth and gums
  • Aids in the removal of phlegm, mucus, or other secretions associated with occasional sore mouth

How should I take Gly-Oxide®?

For direct application:

  • Do not dilute
  • Apply several drops directly from bottle onto affected area
  • Spit out after 2 to 3 minutes

As a mouthwash (oral rinse):

  • Place 10 to 20 drops onto tongue
  • Mix with saliva
  • Swish around in the mouth over the affected area for at least 1 minute and spit out

How do I store Gly-Oxide®?

Gly-Oxide® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Gly-Oxide® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Gly-Oxide® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Gly-Oxide® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Gly-Oxide®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Gly-Oxide® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Do not use this product for more than 7 days unless directed by a dentist or doctor.

When using this product:

  • Do not swallow.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Gly-Oxide® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Gly-Oxide®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Gly-Oxide®?

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Swelling, rash or fever develops
  • Irritation, pain, or redness persists or worsens
  • Sore mouth symptoms do not improve in 7 days

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Gly-Oxide®?

Gly-Oxide® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Gly-Oxide®?

Gly-Oxide® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Gly-Oxide®?

Gly-Oxide® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Gly-Oxide®.

What is the dose of Gly-Oxide® for an adult?

Adults and children 2 years and older: use up to 4 times daily after meals and at bedtime or as directed by dentist or doctor.

What is the dose of Gly-Oxide® for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Gly-Oxide® available?

Gly-Oxide® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Liquid: carbamide peroxide 0.1mg in 1mL

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Gly-Oxide®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: October 21, 2017 | Last Modified: October 21, 2017

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