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Corsodyl (Chlorhexidine) Dental Gel

Corsodyl (Chlorhexidine) Dental Gel (50g)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Wed. 30 Sep and Thu. 01 Oct.

Description for Corsodyl (Chlorhexidine) Dental Gel

Corsodyl (chlorhexidine) Dental Gel helps with the treatment and prevention of gum disease, tooth decay and plaque build-up. Corsodyl Dental Gel is excellent for targeting specific areas within the mouth and being odourless it does not leave an unpleasant taste. It helps to promote the healing of gums and is great for managing mouth ulcers and oral thrush.

Product Information

  • Age: 12

    Maximum per order: N/A

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

Corsodyl Dental Gel works to both prevent and treat potential oral health problems such as plaque build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease. Corsodyl works by targeting problem areas directly, without leaving a bad taste in your mouth. It also aids in your gums’ natural healing, helping you to manage oral thrush and mouth ulcers, and promote a healthier mouth.

Here is a breakdown of the ailments which Corsodyl Dental Gel is able to treat:

  • Helps to prevent plaque build-up on your teeth.
  • Prevents and treats gingivitis (gum disease).
  • Protects against tooth decay in high risk individuals) people with dry-mouth or xerostomia (malfunctioning saliva glands).
  • Promotes natural gum healing.
  • Helps to manage mouth ulcers (apthous ulcers).
  • Helps to manage oral thrush (candidosis).

The active ingredient in Corsodyl Dental gel is known as chlorhexidine, which acts as an antiseptic agent and helps to disinfect the mouth.

Chlorhexidine works directly against specific bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can cause your mouth all sorts of problems. It will attack dangerous micro-organisms that can potentially cause throat infections, as well as other common mouth conditions. One micro-organism of note is the Candida Albicans fungi, which is the source of oral thrush infections.

Chlorhexidine has been proven to protect your teeth against the build-up of plaque, lowering your risk of gum inflammation and increasing your overall gum hygiene.

You should use Corsodyl dental gel either once or twice a day. Apply the gel to your toothbrush and scrub for around a minute. The brushing works to clean your mouth mechanically, while the gel will help to kill any dangerous micro-organisms throughout the mouth, improving your overall oral hygiene. If using Corsodyl for oral thrush or mouth ulcers then apply the gel directly onto the problem areas either once or twice a day.

Pharmacist Tip

If you don’t take care of your mouth and have poor oral hygiene then hardened deposits of tartar will build up along the gum lining. Over time these deposits become harder, making them more difficult to deal with.

Corsodyl Dental Gel contains Chlorhexidine which works to disinfect your mouth, encourage your gums natural healing processes, and defend your teeth against plaque build-up and decay.

Always read the instructions carefully and never use more than is recommended. Children under 12 should not use Corsodyl dental gel without first consulting a dentist. Always use Corsodyl dental gel on its own – do not mix it with other toothpaste as they can inhibit Corsodyl from working properly.

To prevent or treat gum disease brush teeth thoroughly with approximately 2cm of Corsodyl Dental Gel once or twice a day.

To treat oral thrush or ulcers apply Corsodyl Dental Gel directly to problem areas, either once or twice a day with a clean finger or cotton swab.

To treat denture sores, apply Corsodyl Dental Gel directly over your denture fittings and place in your mouth as usual. Rinse and soak your dentures in special Corsodyl mouthwash twice a day for at least 15 minutes.

Use approximately 2-3cm of Corsodyl Dental gel with a toothbrush once or twice a day.

Corsodyl Dental Gel is recommended for anyone suffering from gingivitis and other oral conditions such as fungal infections and mouth ulcers.

This product should not be used by anyone under 12 years of age without consulting a doctor.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over:
For mouth ulcers and oral thrush- apply a small amount directly to where it is needed for a minute, once or twice a day. For the treatment or prevention of gum inflammation - Brush with an inch of gel twice a day.

Side effects

Side effects of Corsodyl Dental gel are uncommon; however a small number of people may experience them. Some side effects include:

  • Stinging of the tongue during treatment.
  • Stained teeth (although this can usually be removed by normal brushing or a scale and polish at the dentist).
  • Burning sensation after using the gel, however this will usually lessen after repeat usage.


If you have any issues or concerns, or if you experience any effects not listed above, cease use of the product and consult your doctor.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
Benzalkonium Chloride 0.1% w/w and Dimeticone 22% w/w.
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Cetostearyl Alcohol, Macrogol Cetosstearyl Ether, White Soft Paraffin, light Liquid Paraffin, Macrogol, Potassium Dihydrogen Orthophosphate, Geranium (Fragrance) and Water

Please click here for an explanation of active and inactive ingredients

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product. This gel is designed to be used externally only. Refer the included leaflet for more information before using this product. Keep out of sight and out of reach of children. Avoid using this gel after the expiry date indicated on the packaging. Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 3 - 5 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 3 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about General Health?

Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

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