Chlorhexidine

Details About Generic Salt ::  Chlorhexidine 

Main Medicine Class:: Skin   Sub Medicine Class ::  Antiseptics , Disinfectants

2C. MOUTH/EAR PREPARATIONS in 2. EAR, NOSE & THROAT (ENT)
CHLORHEXIDINE
BISBIGUANIDE | ANTISEPTIC & DISINFECTANT
also comes under 15N. Antiseptics & Disinfectants in 15. Skin,  
PK: A: Poor

Indications & Dose: DISINFECTION OF CLEAN INSTRUMENTS Adult Immerse for 30 min in 0.05% solution containing sodium nitrite 0.1% (to inhibit metal corrosion) | DISINFECTION OF WOUNDS/BURNS/OTHER SKIN DAMAGE TP Adult Apply 0.05% aqueous solution directly to the affected area | EMERGENCY DISINFECTION OF CLEAN INSTRUMENTS Adult Immerse for 2 min in 0.5% solution in 70% alcohol | GINGIVITIS Prophylactic therapy TP Adult Solution (0.2%): Rinse with 10ml for 1min 2-3 times/day | HAND-WASHING TP Adult As 0.5% solution of acetate/gluconate in alcohol (70%) or as 2 or 4% detergent solution of gluconate | ORAL CANDIDIASIS TP Adult 0.1-0.2% mouthwash | PREVENTION OF PLAQUE TP Adult 0.1-0.2% chlorhexidine has been used as mouthwash | SKIN DISINFECTION TP Adult As 0.5% solution of acetate/gluconate in alcohol (70%) or as 2 or 4% detergent solution of gluconate

Precautions: aqueous solutions, avoid preparations containing surface active agents, avoid contact with middle ear, eyes, brain & meninges, not for use in body cavities

ADR: Serious: hypersensitivity, irritation of conjunctiva & mucous membranes, Others: reversible discoloration of tongue & teeth, transient taste disturbances, burning sensation of tongue, desquamation & occasional parotid gland swelling

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