HIBITANE OBSTETRIC CREAM

Active substance: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE SOLUTION

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Patient Information Leaflet
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% w/w (incorporated as
Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution Ph. Eur.5.0 v/w)

Hibitane Obstetric Cream
®

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Hibitane Obstetric cream is and what it is used for
2. Before Hibitane Obstetric cream is used
3. How to use Hibitane Obstetric cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hibitane Obstetric cream
6. Further information
1. WHAT HIBITANE OBSTETRIC CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Hibitane Obstetric cream contains a chemical called chlorhexidine gluconate which destroys germs.
It is used as an antiseptic cream and lubricant by health care professionals when examining women
during pregnancy or for gynaecological problems.
2. BEFORE HIBITANE OBSTETRIC CREAM IS USED
Do not use Hibitane Obstetric cream:
• If you know you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients (see section 6).
Take special care with Hibitane Obstetric cream:
• Take care to avoid application to the ears and eyes, and any deep cuts involving the head or spine.
Wash out with water if necessary.
• If Hibitane Obstetric cream comes into contact with fabrics and bleach is used to remove it, brown
stains may develop.
• If mixed with soap or detergents its effectiveness may be reduced.
Taking or using other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using or have recently used any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Hibitane Obstetric cream may be used during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine when you are pregnant, think you
may be pregnant, are planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Hibitane Obstetric cream should not affect your ability to drive or use machinery.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Hibitane Obstetric cream
The ingredient cetostearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions (eg. contact dermatitis) which can
cause an itchy rash.
3. HOW TO USE HIBITANE OBSTETRIC CREAM
Hibitane Obstetric cream is used by health care professionals during a physical examination.
Some will be spread onto the gloved hand of the examiner and some will be applied around your birth
canal and anus.
Hibitane Obstetric cream is for use on the skin or vagina only.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your doctor of pharmacist.
What to do if you accidentally swallow Hibitane Cream
If you accidentally swallow the cream, contact your doctor or nearest hospital.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Hibitane Obstetric cream can sometimes cause side effects, although not
everybody has them.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions although serious allergic reactions are rare. Any sudden
wheeziness, difficulty breathing, swelling of the eyelids face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting
your whole body) should be reported to a doctor immediately.
The following side effects have been reported but how often they occur is not known:
You may notice some irritation of the skin or allergic (itchy) reaction when it is first applied.
If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE HIBITANE OBSTETRIC CREAM
This section is primarily for healthcare professionals. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the
packaging.
Keep at room temperature below 30°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
The active ingredient is Chlorhexidine gluconate 1% w/w.
The other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol,cetostearyl/ethylene oxide condensate, isopropyl alcohol,
linalyl acetate, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin and water.
What Hibitane Obstetric cream looks like and contents of pack
Hibitane Obstetric cream is a white thin cream available in 250ml bottles.
Marketing authorisation holder
Derma UK Ltd, ARC Progress, Mill Lane, Stotfold, Bedfordshire SG5 4NY, United Kingdom.
Manufacturer
Pharmasol Ltd, Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover, Hants SP10 5AZ.
This leaflet was last approved in March 2012.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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