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Medically reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dosage form: solution
Ingredients: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 40mg in 1mL
Labeler: AVA, Inc.
NDC Code: 42939-128

Drug Facts

Active ingredient

Chlorhexidine gluconate, 4%


Surgical hand scrub

Healthcare personnel handwash

Skin wound and general skin cleanser

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


For external use only

Do not use
  • if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients in this preparation
  • as a properative skin preparation (especially on the head or face)
  • 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 placed or kept in the eye during surgical during surgical procedures or may cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated ear drums.
  • if contact occurs, rinse with cold water right away
  • 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 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 and lasts for 72 hours. 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.

  • use with care in premature infants or infants under 2 months of age. These product may cause irritation or chemical burns.
  • use full strength
  • do not dilute

Surgical hand scrub

  • remove jewelry
  • wet hands and forearms with water and apply 5 mL of the product
  • wash/scrub hands and forearms for 3 minutes paying particular attention to the nails, cuticles, and interdigital spaces
  • rinse thoroughly with water
  • washfor an additional 3 minutes with 5 mL of the 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 30 seconds
  • rinse and dry thoroughly

Skin wound and general skin cleanser

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

Other information
  • store between 20-25 °C (68-77 °F)
  • avoid excessive heat (above 104 °F/40 °C)
  • for additional information, see Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • if swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately

Inactive ingredients cocamide DEA, cocamine oxide, fragrance, gluconic acid*, gluconolactone*, hydroxyethylcellulose, isopropyl alcohol 4%, PEG-75 lanolin, PEG-150 distearate, propylene glycol, quaternium-60, water

*contains one or more of these ingredients

Questions? call 1-630-570-0783, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CT

Representative label and principal display panel

AVA, Inc.

NDC 42939-128-12


Chlorhexidine Gluconate 4% Foaming Solution

Surgical Hand Scrub, Healthcare Personnel Handwash, and Skin Wound and General Skin Cleanser

Net Content: 1 Gallon (3785 mL)

WARNING! This product contains a chemical known in the

State of California to cause cancer.


AVA, Inc.

7051 South Adams Street

Willowbrook, IL 60527-7592

chlorhexidine gluconate solution
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:42939-128
Route of AdministrationTOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:42939-128-01118 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
2NDC:42939-128-02540 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
3NDC:42939-128-03750 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PUMP
4NDC:42939-128-04750 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
5NDC:42939-128-05800 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
6NDC:42939-128-06946 mL in 1 BOTTLE
7NDC:42939-128-07946 mL in 1 BOTTLE
8NDC:42939-128-081000 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
9NDC:42939-128-091000 mL in 1 POUCH
10NDC:42939-128-101250 mL in 1 BOTTLE
11NDC:42939-128-111250 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PUMP
12NDC:42939-128-123785 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
13NDC:42939-128-1330 mL in 1 BOTTLE
14NDC:42939-128-1459 mL in 1 BOTTLE
15NDC:42939-128-15118 mL in 1 BOTTLE
16NDC:42939-128-16237 mL in 1 BOTTLE
17NDC:42939-128-17237 mL in 1 BOTTLE
18NDC:42939-128-18473 mL in 1 BOTTLE
19NDC:42939-128-19946 mL in 1 BOTTLE
20NDC:42939-128-2059 mL in 1 BOTTLE
21NDC:42939-128-21118 mL in 1 BOTTLE
22NDC:42939-128-22237 mL in 1 BOTTLE
23NDC:42939-128-231000 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
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Labeler - AVA, Inc. (615317075)
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AVA, Inc.

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