Cetylpyridinium Chloride as a Tool Against COVID-19

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 1

Sebastián Pérez-Errázuriz; Eugenio Velasco-Ortega; Álvaro Jiménez-Guerra & Eduardo Aguilera-Navarro



As a part of bringing knowledge to healthcare professional, our team searched in the literature the effectiveness of Cetylpyridinium Chloride over SARS-CoV-2. Objectives: Explore the efficacy of Cetylpyridinium Chloride as a mouthwash in the dental attention. Methods: A literature search was realized in PubMed (MEDLINE), with the focusing on the following words: “Cetylpyridinium Chloride”, “COVID-19”, “Mouthwash”, up to June 30, 2020. Results: There is a few information of this biocide over lower and upper airway affection, and other microorganisms. The effect of Cetylpyridinium Chloride over SARS-CoV-2 has not been proved. Although different guidelines recommend oxidative agents as a mouthwash before dental attention. Conclusion: Cetylpyridinium chloride is a cationic biocide widely used as a disinfectant in dentistry and as a mouthwash. Nevertheless, more research is needed, to know the effectiveness of CPC over SARS-CoV-2.

KEYWORDS: Cetylpyridinium Chloride, COVID-19, mouthwash.


How to cite this article

PÉREZ-ERRÁZURIZ, S.; VELASCO-ORTEGA, E.; JIMÉNEZ-GUERRA, A. & AGUILERA-NAVARRO, E. Cetylpyridinium chloride as a tool against COVID-19. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(1):27-308, 2021.


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