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CHLORAPREP 2% W/V / 70% V/V CUTANEOUS SOLUTION

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6-775000UK ChloraPrep applicator insert sheet (UK)
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Black

ChloraPrep®
2% w/v / 70% v/v
Cutaneous Solution

Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Isopropyl Alcohol

Sepp® 0.67-mL / Frepp® 1.5-mL /
1.5-mL / 3-mL / 10.5-mL / 26-mL
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask

your doctor or nurse.
- If you notice any side effects not listed in

this leaflet, please tell your doctor or nurse.
In this leaflet:
1. What is ChloraPrep® and why is it used?
2. Before ChloraPrep® is used
3. How ChloraPrep® will be used
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store ChloraPrep®
6. Further information
1. WHAT IS CHLORAPREP® AND WHY IS IT USED?
ChloraPrep® is a plastic applicator with a sponge tip on one
end. The applicator contains a fast acting antiseptic solution,
which is used to disinfect the skin and help prevent infections
before medical procedures, such as injections, insertion of
catheters and surgery.
2. BEFORE CHLORAPREP® IS USED
Do not use ChloraPrep®
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to

chlorhexidine gluconate or isopropyl
alcohol. (See Section 6 ‘Further
information’ for a full list of ingredients.)
- on babies less than 2 months old.
ChloraPrep® can sometimes irritate and
pass through a baby’s skin.
- near eyes or delicate linings, as it
may cause irritation. If it does get into
the eye or the delicate linings to the body
passages (mucous membranes), it should
be washed quickly with plenty of water.
- on open skin wounds.
- on the part of the ear that is inside the

body (middle ear).
- on a lumbar puncture (where a needle is
inserted to the small of your back).
Using other medicines
Tell your doctor or nurse if you have recently had a vaccine or
skin test injection (patch test used to test for allergies).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast
feeding, ChloraPrep® can still be used. You can talk about this
more with your doctor or nurse.
Driving and using machines
ChloraPrep® does not affect your driving or ability to use
machines.
3. HOW CHLORAPREP® WILL BE USED
The antiseptic solution within the ChloraPrep® system is kept
inside the plastic applicator. Your doctor or nurse will rub the
sponge over your skin, covering the skin area that needs to be
prepared. Depending on your medical procedure, more than
one applicator may be used.
ChloraPrep® is only used on the skin and each applicator is only
used once.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or nurse.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, ChloraPrep® can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. Rarely (fewer than 1 in
1,000 people), allergic or irritated skin reactions have been
reported with the active ingredients, chlorhexidine or isopropyl
alcohol. If the side effect gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or nurse
immediately.

The following information is intended for medical or
healthcare professionals only

ChloraPrep®
2% w/v / 70% v/v
Cutaneous Solution

Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Isopropyl Alcohol

Sepp® 0.67-mL / Frepp® 1.5-mL /
1.5-mL / 3-mL / 10.5-mL / 26-mL
Instructions for using the applicators:
For cutaneous use. For external use only.
- Remove the applicator from the wrapper
and hold it with the sponge facing downward.
- Squeeze the applicator:

- 0.67-mL (Sepp®) squeeze barrel

- 26-mL squeeze lever on handle

- other products, squeeze wings
- Gently press the sponge against the patient’s
skin in order to apply the antiseptic solution.
A back and forth action of the sponge
should be used for 30 seconds.
- The 26-mL applicator includes two swabs.
Clean umbilicus with enclosed swabs when
applicable. (Moisten swabs by pressing
against solution-soaked sponge applicator.)
- Allow the covered area to dry naturally.
ChloraPrep® can be left on the skin post procedure.
Maximum coverage areas:
- Sepp® (0.67-mL)
- Frepp® (1.5-mL)
- 1.5-mL
- 3-mL
- 10.5-mL
- 26-mL

5 cm x 8 cm
10 cm x 13 cm
10 cm x 13 cm
15 cm x 15 cm
25 cm x 30 cm
50 cm x 50 cm

Precautions for Use:
- Do not use on babies less than 2 months
old. ChloraPrep® can sometimes irritate and
pass through a baby’s skin.
- Do not use near eyes or mucous
membranes, as it may cause irritation.
If it does get into the eye or the mucous
membranes, it should be washed quickly
with plenty of water.
- Do not use on open skin wounds.

See other side for further instructions.

See other side for further instructions.

Date

Rev

CAF

What changed

06/10

E

2010-12-29

Company name change

07/10

F

2011-01-29

Update to Global standard and add text revision to match
Chloraprep w/tint

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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