Chlorhexidine

Last updated 20.09.12

Definition

-  Chemical antiseptic

 

Features

-  Effective against

-  G+ & G- classes of bacteria

-  Fungi

-  Enveloped viruses

-  Bacteriocidal & bacteriostatic mechanisms

-  Toxic to living human tissue in high concentrations

-  2% solutions = toxic

-  Permanent injury if contact with eye

-  Present in many oral rinses & skin cleansers

-  Inactivated by toothpastes & some mouth washes

 

Indications

-  Preparation for procedures

-  Wound repair

-  IDC insertion

-  Skin Bx

-  Surgery

 

Preparations

-  Chlorhexidine 0.05% + Cetrimide 0.15% 30ml ampules

-  For topical application to clean site for procedure or irrigate wound

 

Ampules

 

 

 

References

 

Pic (30ml)