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Betasept Antiseptic Surgical Scrub Dosage

Generic name: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 0.04mg in 1mL
Dosage form: topical solution
Drug classes: Antiseptic and germicides, Mouth and throat products

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 12, 2020.

  • 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 priduct into cupped hands and wash in a vigorous manner for 15 seconds
  • rinse and dry thoroughly

Patient preoperative skin preparation

  • apply product liberally to surgical site and swab for at least 2 minutes and dry with a sterile towel
  • repeat procedure for an additional 2 minutes and dry with a sterile towel

Skin wound and general skin cleansing

  • thoroughly 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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.