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Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Solution 20% BP (Ph Eur)
2.5% v/v, Denatured Ethanol B
96%, Purified Water BP.

Clear Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.5% w/v in 70% v/v DEB

Alcoholic Solution
For pre-operative skin
disinfection prior to minor
surgical procedures.
For external use only

600 ml
Licence holder, manufacturer
and assembler:
Ecolab Ltd.
Lotherton Way,
Leeds LS25 2JY
Tel: +44 (0)113 232 0066
PL 04509/0017
Text Revised February 2015

How to use: Apply the solution undiluted to
the area to be disinfected. Remove excess
liquid immediately.
Do not use: • Do not use on patients who are
hypersensitive to Chlorhexidine.
• Do not use in contact with eyes, brain,
meninges (skin covering spinal cord), middle
ear or external ear with perforated tympanic
membrane (ear drum).
• Do not inject.
• Do not use in body openings (eg nose, ears).
• Only use on newborn and young children if
there is no alternative and the benefit outweighs
the risk due to the possibility of chemical burns.
• When use is to be followed by diathermy
(a surgical procedure to cut the skin), do not
allow pooling of the fluid and ensure skin and
surrounding drapes are dry.
Action to be taken if swallowed: • If
accidentally swallowed consult your doctor,
for advice.
Possible side effects: • Chlorhexidine can
very rarely cause hypersensitivity, including
anaphylactic shock (throat or lip swelling, low
blood pressure), and allergic reactions (e.g.
dermatitis, itching, redness, eczema, rash, hives,
skin irritation, blisters). Possibility of chemical
burns in newborn babies / infants. If any of
these reactions occur, stop using the product
and seek medical attention immediately.
Reporting of side effects: If you get any side
effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed on the label. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme,
Website: By
reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
Storage: Do not store above 25°C. Store in the
original package. Keep out of the reach and
sight of children. Do not use this product after
the expiry date indicated on the label.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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