ANTISEPTIC SKIN CLEANSER CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Get an overview of ANTISEPTIC SKIN CLEANSER (chlorhexidine gluconate solution), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in ANTISEPTIC SKIN CLEANSER can be sold under different names.

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Drug Basics

Brand Name: ANTISEPTIC SKIN CLEANSER

Generic Name: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG

Route: TOPICAL

Dosage Form: SOLUTION

Data Current As Of: 2019-12-09

purpose

Antiseptic

uses

  • surgical hand scrub: significantly reduces the number of microorganisms on the hands and forearms prior to surgery or patient care
  • healthcare personnel handwash: helps reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease
  • skin wound and general skin cleansing

warnings

For external use only

Allergy alert:

This product may cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms may include:

If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

do not use

  • if you or the patient is allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredient in this product
  • in contact with meninges
  • in the genital area

when using this product

  • keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth. May cause serious and permanent eye injury if permitted to enter and remain in the eye or may cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums.
  • if solution should contact these areas, rinse out promptly and thoroughly with water
  • wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated
  • repeated general skin cleansing of large body areas should not be done except when advised by a health care provider

stop use & ask a doctor if

irritation, sensitization or allergic reaction occurs. These may be signs of a serious condition.

keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

directions

  • use with care in premature infants or infants under 2 months of age. These products may cause irritation or chemical burns.

Surgical hand scrub:

  • wet hands and forearms with water
  • scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 mL of product and a wet brush, paying close attention to the nails, cuticles, and interdigital spaces
  • a seperate nail cleaner may be used
  • rinse thoroughly
  • wash for an additional 3 minutes with 5 mL of product and rinse under running water
  • dry thoroughly

Healthcare personnel handwash:

  • wet hands with water
  • dispense about 5 mL of product into cupped hands and wash in a vigorous manner for about 15 seconds
  • rinse and dry thoroughly

Skin wound and general skin cleansing:

  • thorougly rinse the area to be cleaned with water
  • apply the minimum amount of product necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently
  • rinse again thoroughly

other information

  • store at 20-25ºC (68-77ºF)
  • avoid excessive heat above 40ºC (104ºF)

inactive ingredients

cocamide DEA, fragrance, glucono-delta-lactone, hydroxyethylcellulose, isopropyl alcohol, lauramine oxide, PEG-75 lanolin, purified water, tridecyl alcohol.

questions or comments?

call 1-800-587-3721, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST

Warning: This product can expose you to coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Laundering/Cleaning Instructions: Chlorhexidine gluconate skin cleansers will cause stains if used with chlorine releasing products. Rinse completely and use only non-chlorine detergents.

*This product is not manufactured or distributed by Mölnlycke Healthcare, owner of the registered trademark Hibiclens®.

Indications and Usage

Dosage and Administration

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NDC 70000-0407-1

Antiseptic Skin Cleanser

Chlorhexidine Gluconate 4% Solution

Antiseptic / Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser

For External Use Only

COMPARE TO HIBICLENS® active ingredient

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8 fl oz (237 mL)

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