Antiseptic mouthwash against pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae: a randomised controlled trial and an in vitro study

20 Dec 2016Eric PF Chow, Benjamin P Howden, Sandra Walker, David Lee, Catriona S Bradshaw, Marcus Y Chen, Anthony Snow, Stuart Cook, Glenda Fehler, Christopher K Fairley

This data suggest Listerine, significantly reduces the amount of N. gonorrhoeae on the pharyngeal surface. With daily use it may increase gonococcal clearance and have important implications for prevention strategies.

Randomized Controlled Trial
1 effect
1 mn
213 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Antiseptic mouthwash Selfcare risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Antiseptic mouthwash

Gonorrhea Reproductive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Gonorrhea
Reproductive system

Moderate evidence