Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse liquid could be additional measure that may help reduce the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus.
Results of Unilever in vitro studies show that using a mouthwash containing CPC Technology could fight against Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)1.
Results from a Unilever study have revealed that our mouthwash containing CPC Technology fights 99.9% Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in 30s1. This is not a cure but it could be a potential additional measure, alongside other measures recommended by your health authority such as hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing.
Although the antibacterial properties of CPC Technology have been recognised for some time, recent Unilever in vitro research finds that mouthwash with CPC Technology fights Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)1. Based on the available literature, mouthwashes containing CPC Technology could play an important role as an additional measure against Covid-19 Coronavirus by helping to reduce spread2,3.
How could mouthwash with CPC Technology be an additional measure to help fight against Covid-19 Coronavirus?
The virus that causes Covid-19 Coronavirus mainly spreads from person-to-person through droplets of exhaled saliva or discharge from the nose. Therefore, reducing the viral load in the mouth could help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
The findings indicate that mouthwash could become an addition to other everyday measures like handwashing, physical distancing and mask wearing.
What is the evidence of mouthwash with CPC Technology reducing the amount of Covid-19 Coronavirus?
Unilever worked with leading laboratories to carry out tests to see if mouthwash with CPC Technology might reduce the viral load of coronavirus. The research was done independently, in a controlled laboratory environment.
Results from the Unilever study have revealed that mouthwash containing CPC Technology helps deactivate Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by 99.9% in 30s1. This is not a cure but it could be a potential additional measure to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
What do the findings of this Covid-19 Coronavirus related mouthwash study mean?
The Unilever research results provides evidence that using Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse Liquid with CPC Technology might be an additional important measure to help reduce spread of the virus that causes Covid-19, in addition to other everyday measures included in existing public health guidelines like washing your hands, covering your face and creating space through physical distancing.
- Always follow local health authorities’ advice.
- Rinse with Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse Liquid with CPC Technology twice daily for at least 30 seconds as directed on the bottle.
- Gargle to reach the back of your throat (always follow pack instructions)
- Use in addition to preventative measures recommended by health authorities – if you suspect you have the virus you should follow your health authorities’ advice.
Look out for CPC Technology in Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse Liquid
Improve your oral hygiene with Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse Liquid with CPC Technology. Use it twice daily, alongside everyday preventative and protective measures like handwashing, physical distancing and mask wearing, to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to others. Use together with your toothpaste for good oral health.
COVID-19 is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease has since spread worldwide, leading to an ongoing pandemic.
The virus which causes the Covid-19 disease . It is also known by the scientific name SARS-CoV-2.
The studies follow ongoing discussions in the global medical and scientific community around the potential use of mouthwash as an additional measure to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Unilever conducted this research to see if certain types of mouthwash could potentially provide an additional measure which people can take to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The results show that a Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) mouthwash helps deactivate Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by 99.9% in 30s1. 30 seconds is the recommended usage of mouthwash, and the tests reflected this contact time. Therefore, these findings suggest that regular use of a mouthwash containing CPC Technology, such as Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse Liquid with CPC Technology, could help reduce spread of coronavirus.
Previous studies from other scientists have shown that using a CPC containing mouthwash could reduce the amount of virus for up to six hours in people’s mouths4. Research into the duration of the effect continues with many research teams working on it.
No. The study results do not show that CPC is a treatment for COVID-19, nor a guarantee that it will prevent transmission of the virus. CPC has been found to help deactivate Covid-19 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by 99.9% in 30 seconds1. Due to the deactivation of SARS-CoV-2, it would result in the reduction of viral load in mouth which could help in curbing spread to others. Established protective measures advised by health authorities should continue to be followed, including hand washing, physical distancing and wearing masks.
Please follow the usage instructions on pack. Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse Liquid with CPC Technology is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Mouthwash with CPC Technology is proven to be efficacious for plaque prevention and as such plays an important role for good oral health. The product also provides reach to parts of the mouth that are difficult to clean with a toothbrush such as the back of the mouth and in between the teeth.
Use of Pepsodent Germi Check+ Mouth Rinse Liquid with CPC Technology twice daily for 30 seconds is the recommended usage for good oral health. Gargling or a full rinse is the best usage in order to ensure covering all surfaces of the mouth. Our mouthwash containing CPC Technology should not be used by children under the age of 12 and you should always follow the on pack instructions before use.
- Virucidal activity of CPC-containing oral rinses against SARS-CoV-2 variants and are active in the presence of human saliva. Enyia R Anderson, Edward I Patterson, Siobhan Richards, Alison Green, Sayandip Mukherjee, Michael Hoptroff, Grant L Hughes. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.05.455040v2
- C J Seneviratne et al. Efficacy of commercial mouth-rinses on SARS-CoV-2 viral load in saliva: Randomized Control Trial in Singapore. medRxiv 2020; https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.14.20186494