DRUG CLASSIFICATIONACTION DOSAGE INDICATION CONTRAINDICATIONNURSINGRESPONSIBILIT Y
Belongs to theclass of localanti-infectiveand antisepticpreparations.Used in thetreatment of diseases of themouth.Synthetic oralantiseptic withbroad-spectrumbactericidal andfungicidalactivity upontopicalapplication.Due to a particulartropism for the proteinsof the mucousmembrane, hexetidineactivity lasts for 12 hrs.
Hexetidine, ahexahydropyrimidine,arrests the thiaminemetabolism of microorganisms,thereby inhibiting theirgrowth.Hexetidine has bothantibacterial andantifungal properties
and possesses abroad spectrum of activity against bothgram-positive and gram-negative organisms thatcause mouth and throatinfections.Hexetidine has beenproven to exhibit ananalgesic property. Itpossesses an anti-infective (preventiveand curative) property.It has been shown tohave a cicatrizingaction. It also exhibits amild hemostatic action.Gargle withhalf amouthful of Bactidol for30 sec, 2-3times a dayfor a week,untilsymptomsdisappear.No need todilute.General OralHygiene:Gargle oncein themorning andbeforeretiring atnight.For topical use in dentistry andin the treatment of sore andinfected throat.General Oral Hygiene: Bactidolcontrolsbad breath, toothdecay and promotes healthygums. Daily use does not leadto overgrowth of bacteria andfungi.Oral Infections: Bactidolsignificantly reduces thedegree of infectionin gingivitis,stomatitis,
periodontitis, aphthae andpericoronitis. Throat Infections: Bactidol willsafely soothe and givetemporary relief of minorsorethroat. It is also indicated forthe treatmentof tonsillitisandpharyngitiswh
ere it is known to result inmarked beneficial effectsamong patients. ProphylacticPurposes: Bactidol accelerateshealing and effectivelycontrols unpleasant mouthodors if used after dentalextraction and surgicalprocedures. It reducesinflammatory symptoms of bleeding, redness,pain and
foul taste. Bactidol is a usefuladjunct in minor oral surgery.
Lesions andulcerations of oral/buccalmucosa.
If prompt relief isnot obtained, or if soreness persists,worsens orspreads,discontinue useand consult adoctor. Fever,headache, nausea,and/or vomitingusually indicatesever infectionrequiring advicefrom a doctor.Supervise childrenages 6 to 12 yearswhen usingBactidol. Do notadminister tochildren under sixyears of age unlessdirected by adoctor.