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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Name

2,4,11,13-Tetraazatetradecanediimidamide, N,N''-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-

Foreign Names

  • Chlorhexidinum (Latin)
  • Chlorhexidin (German)
  • Chlorhexidine (French)
  • Clorhexidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Chlorhexidine (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • Clorexidina (OS: DCIT)
  • Chlorhexidine Acetate (OS: BANM)
  • Chlorhexidindiacetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine (acétate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine Acetate (PH: BP 2015, USP 37)
  • Chlorhexidine diacetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chlorhexidini diacetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • Chlorhexidine D-Digluconate (IS)
  • Chlorhexidindigluconat-Lösung (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine (digluconate de), solution de (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine digluconate solution (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution (PH: BP 2015, JP XV)
  • Chlorhexidini digluconatis solutio (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN, BANM, JAN)
  • AY 5312 (IS: Ayerst)
  • Chlorhexidindihydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, USP 37)
  • Chlorhexidini dihydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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