Skip to Content

← See all Aplicare Antiseptic Chlorhexidine Gluconate brands

Aplicare Antiseptic Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Medically reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

Dosage form: solution
Ingredients: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 4g in 100mL
Labeler: Aplicare, Inc.
NDC Code: 52380-1987

Active ingredient

Chlorhexidine Gluconate 4% solution

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
  • patient preoperative skin preparation: for the preparation of the patient's skin prior to surgery
  • skin wound and general skin cleansing

Warnings



For external use only

Do not use

  • if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients
  • in contact with meninges
  • in the genital area
  • as a preoperative skin prep of the head or face

When using this product

  • keep out of eyes, ears and mouth. May cause serious and permanent eye injury if placed or kept in the eye during surgical procedures or may cause deafness when installed in the middle ear through perforated ear drums.
  • 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 the underlying condition makes it necessary to reduce the bacterial population of the skin

Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation, sensitization or allergic reaction occurs. This 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 separate 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 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

Other information
  • store at 20 deg - 25 deg C (68 deg - 77 deg F)
  • avoid excessive heat above 40 deg C (104 deg F)

Inactive ingredients

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

Questions or comments?

1-800-760-3236 (Mon.-Fri. 8:30AM - 5:00 PM EST)

4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate

APLICARE ANTISEPTIC CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 
chlorhexidine gluconate solution
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:52380-1987
Route of AdministrationTOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE (CHLORHEXIDINE) CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE4 g  in 100 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
COCO DIETHANOLAMIDE 
GLUCONOLACTONE 
HYDROXYETHYL CELLULOSE (140 CPS AT 5%) 
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 
LAURAMINE OXIDE 
WATER 
TRIDECYL ALCOHOL 
PEG-75 LANOLIN 
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:52380-1987-8237 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
NDANDA01912509/01/1998
Labeler - Aplicare, Inc. (107255002)

 
Aplicare, Inc.

← See all Aplicare Antiseptic Chlorhexidine Gluconate brands

Further information

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

Hide