[Use of hexetidine as an oral cavity antiseptic]

Minerva Stomatol. 1980 May-Jun;29(3):159-62.
[Article in Italian]


Of the many products recommended for topical use in the prevention and control of odontostomatological diseases, those containing hexetidine have proved to combine detergent properties with a true, specific activity. Reference is made to the abundant literature in an account of the composition, antibacterial spectrum, pharmacokinetics, mechanism and action time of this molecule. The conclusion is reached that, with proper support in the form of general drug management, hexetidine is effective in the treatment of odontostomatological and ORL sepsis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local*
  • Dental Plaque / drug therapy
  • Gingivitis / drug therapy
  • Hexetidine / pharmacology
  • Hexetidine / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Oral Hygiene / methods*
  • Structure-Activity Relationship


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Hexetidine