LISTERINE® Usage Guidelines and Covid-19 Outbreak

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health stands by the World Health Organization

The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic are undeniable. We encourage Consumers to learn about and follow guidance provided by the World Health Organization.



At Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, we are committed to helping individuals and communities around the world manage the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. Our teams are actively working to maintain production of of high-demand consumer health products, including LISTERINE® brand products.

As COVID-19 strains healthcare resources globally, it is more important than ever to help people stay healthy and out of a stressed healthcare system. Our mouthwash is in high demand as consumers focus on personal hygiene. We are prioritizing the continued production of high-demand products to maintain supply, all while ensuring the highest level of quality and safety.



There have been consumer questions around the effectiveness of LISTERINE® against COVID-19. The health and safety of our consumers is paramount. Here are some frequently asked questions with answers from the makers of LISTERINE®.

Does rinsing with LISTERINE® kill the COVID-19 Virus?

Can LISTERINE® be used as a hand sanitizer or surface disinfectant because it contains alcohol?

How can I use LISTERINE®, beyond rinsing?

Can LISTERINE® prevent sore throat?

LISTERINE® has antiseptic products, do these kill the germs that cause COVID-19?


What germs does LISTERINE® kill?

Does LISTERINE® kill viruses?

How can LISTERINE® help me during the COVID-19 pandemic?


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Due to the evolving public health emergency, you may experience a delayed response when contacting our Call Center and Contact Us. We appreciate your patience as we strive to provide the best service for you and your family during this time.