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    Therapeutic action

    • Antiseptic


    • Antisepsis of minor and superficial wounds and burns

    Forms and strengths

    • 5% concentrated solution of chlorhexidine gluconate, corresponding to 2.8% chlorhexidine, to be diluted before use


    • Use as a 0.05% aqueous solution:

    For one litre: 10 ml of 5% concentrated solution + 990 ml of clear water, boiled a few minutes and cooled


    • Apply diluted solution to minor and superficial wounds and burns.

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • Do not use undiluted solution.
    • Do not bring into contact with body cavities, eyes (risk of corneal damage), brain and meninges, middle ear (risk of deafness if ear drum is perforated).
    • Do not use with soap or a different type of antiseptic, e.g. povidone iodine (incompatibility).
    • May cause: skin and mucous membrane irritation; rarely allergic reactions.
    • Avoid applications to mucous membranes, especially to genital mucous membranes.
    • Do not use cork stoppers (decreases the antibacterial activity of chlorhexidine).


    –  Below 25 °C 
    Once diluted, the solution must be used immediately; do not store the diluted solution (risk of contamination).