Review: could Chlorhexidine Gluconate cause Nausea?


Nausea is found among people who take Chlorhexidine Gluconate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 349 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea 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)


Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 313,272 Nausea patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

2,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
Among them, 349 people (15.37%) have Nausea

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chlorhexidine gluconate cause Nausea?

Time on Chlorhexidine Gluconate when people have Nausea *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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 Nausea when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate *:

  • female: 46.97 %
  • male: 53.03 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.69 %
  • 10-19: 2.77 %
  • 20-29: 1.38 %
  • 30-39: 4.84 %
  • 40-49: 21.11 %
  • 50-59: 31.49 %
  • 60+: 37.72 %

Severity if Nausea when taking Chlorhexidine Gluconate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (84 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (52 people)
  • Depression (42 people)
  • Pain (35 people)
  • Nausea (29 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (238 people)
  • Aredia (174 people)
  • Dexamethasone (173 people)
  • Levaquin (143 people)
  • Ambien (121 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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