Review: could Chlorhexidine Gluconate cause Candidiasis?


Candidiasis is found among people who take Chlorhexidine Gluconate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 2,270 people who have side effects while taking Chlorhexidine gluconate from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Candidiasis. Find out below who they are, when they have Candidiasis and more.

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Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Chlorhexidine gluconate has active ingredients of chlorhexidine gluconate. It is often used in gingivitis. (latest outcomes from Chlorhexidine gluconate 2,363 users)


Candidiasis (candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection) has been reported by people with death, rashes, renal failure acute, drug ineffective, pancytopenia (latest reports from 8,453 Candidiasis patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

2,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
Among them, 47 people (2.07%) have Candidiasis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chlorhexidine gluconate cause Candidiasis?

Time on Chlorhexidine Gluconate when people have Candidiasis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Candidiasis when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate *:

  • female: 59.57 %
  • male: 40.43 %

Age of people who have Candidiasis when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate *:

  • 0-1: 6.67 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 15.56 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 11.11 %
  • 50-59: 44.44 %
  • 60+: 22.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (17 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (10 people)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain (9 people)
  • Anaemia (9 people)
  • Respiratory Tract Infection (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (35 people)
  • Aredia (32 people)
  • Oxycontin (26 people)
  • Coumadin (26 people)
  • Compazine (25 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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