London, Nov 17: Scientists at Cardiff University discovered mouthwash containing at least 0.07 percent cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) showed “promising signs” of reducing transmission of the virus, reported Aljazeera.
Their preliminary report, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, supports a study published last week that found mouthwash containing CPC helps in reducing the viral load of people infected with the Corona.
It comes ahead of a clinical trial on patients at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff to find out whether mouthwash can reduce Corona in a patient’s saliva. The findings are expected to be published in early 2021.
Dentyl is the only UK mouthwash brand that is part of the clinical trial led by Professor David Thomas from Cardiff University.
“Although this in-vitro study is very encouraging and is a positive step, more clinical research is now clearly needed,” Dr Thomas told the PA news agency, as quoted by the Independent newspaper.
“We need to understand if the effect of over-the-counter mouthwashes on the Corona virus achieved in the laboratory can be reproduced in patients, and we look forward to completing our clinical trial in early 2021.”