Using mouthwash may cause a slight stinging if you have any type of mouth sore, canker sore, or oral infection.
Do not swallow mouthwash. It is only for rinsing your mouth.
Mouthwash may contain alcohol and can cause drunkenness or medical problems if you swallow it in large quantities.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant, or if you have leukemia or any type of infection. Your teeth and gums may require special care if you have certain types of illness or disease.
Certain medicines can affect your gums and how you should care for them. These medicines include cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), and birth control pills. Other medicines that can affect the gums include heart blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine, diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil, Adalat®, Cartia®, Lotrel®, Norvasc®, Plendil®, or Tiazac®.