Chlorhexidine Gluconate 4% w/w
Chlorhexidine is a cationic bis biguanide disinfectant of low order acute oral toxicity and high safety. It is poorly absorbed from the gut or from skin. But is adsorbed from bladder, uterus or ear. It is not virucidal or sporicidal.
Hexawash is an antiseptic and antifungal wash effectively cleans skin and hands against a wide range of bacteria and fungi with low toxicity and with little or no residual resistance. It is bacteriocidal – causing damage to cell membranes. Chorhexidine solutions have the longest residual activity, remaining chemically active for 5 to 6 hours.
Direction For Use
Undiluted – Place 5mL into previously wet hands and forearms and rub, being sure to cover all exposed areas with foam. Clean fingernails with a brush. Pay attention to between fingers and forearm. Repeat and wash for 2 minutes before surgery. Rinse and dry with care.
Used for removal of bacteria from skin and hands prior to surgery. May be used for wound cleansing, superficial abrasions and infections and for routine cleaning of theatres, surfaces and equipment to avoid cross infection. Hexawash is not affected by the presence of blood and other organic material.
Do not use in body cavities. Avoid eyes and ears. Do not mix with soap or other chemicals. Deafness can result from its use in the auditory canal. Do not use if there is known hypersensitivity. Hexawash is inactivated by hard water and non-ionic surfactants.
Presentation & Pack
Store below 30°C (Room Temperature). Protect from Light.
|Contraindications||Do not use in body cavities. Do not allow contact with eyes or in the auditory canal; can cause serious eye irritation or deafness. Do not use if there is a known hypersensitivity to the product.|
|Actions||Antiseptic and antifungal wash effective against a wide range of bacteria and fungi. Hexawash is bactericidal and damages microbial cell membranes.|
|Precautions||Concentrate will irritate the eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. If product or prepared solution splashes in eyes wash it out immediately with water. When opening the container, preparing the product for use and using the prepared solution, wear goggles or safety glasses. Wash hands and goggles after use.First Aid If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Give a glass of water.|
|Storage||Store below 30°C (room temperature). Protect from light.|
|Manufacturer||Apex Laboratories Pty Ltd|