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Elugel Information

Elugel is a prescription medicine that is available as a Gel. Gingivitis are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Elugel has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Elugel. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Elugel also has some side effects, the most common being Dyspepsia, Pharyngitis. While these are the most often observed Elugel side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Elugel normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Elugel's effect is Unknown during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Elugel's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Elugel are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Elugel with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Elugel is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.

Elugel Benefits & Uses

Elugel is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Elugel Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Elugel Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Elugel safe for pregnant women?

    No research has not been done till date on the safety of Elugel for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.

  • Is the use of Elugel safe during breastfeeding?

    No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Elugel on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Elugel will cause side effects or not.

  • What is the effect of Elugel on the Kidneys?

    Elugel is not harmful for kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Elugel on the Liver?

    Elugel does not damage the liver.

  • What is the effect of Elugel on the Heart?

    Side effects of Elugel rarely affect the heart.


Severe Interaction of Elugel with Other Drugs

Elugel should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Elugel Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Elugel unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Elugel

  • Is this Elugel habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Elugel has not been reported.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Elugel as it does not make you drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, but consume Elugel only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    There is no benefit of taking Elugel for mental disorders.


Elugel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Elugel

    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Elugel together with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Elugel

    Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Elugel are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.


Frequently asked Questions about Elugel

Question over 5 years ago

How does Elugel work?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Elugel contains chlorhexidine gluconate which works by killing the harmful microorganism and germ which spread the infection.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Elugel kill yeast?

Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

Yes, Elugel kill the yeast. Yeast infection is caused by a fungus, it has been reported that Elugel is effective against the fungal infection. Elugel kill by fungi by interfering its integrity of cell wall and cell membrane causing death.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Elugel kill the viruses?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Elugel may kill the viruses. It has shown activity against enveloped viruses.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Elugel cause dry mouth?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

No, Elugel does not cause dry mouth. It has not been reported by the patients who are using this drug for treating gum infections.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Elugel safe to use?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, Elugel is safe to use, if it is used in the prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed such as taste change and staining teeth. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 900

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