Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Chlorhexidine

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Chlorhexidine.

Class of drug

  • Antiseptic.
  • Synthetic cationic compound.

Description

Chemical name

  • Chlorhexidine gluconate.
  • N,N"-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-2,4,11,13-tetrazatetradecanediimidamide.
  • 1,1'-hexamethylenebis[5-(p-chlorophenyl)biguanide].

Molecular formula

  • C22H30Cl2N10.

Molecular weight

  • 505.45.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.

Uses

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Indications

  •  Cleaning/disinfection of teats/udders.
    • Available as teat dip or spray solutions.
  • Minor skin wounds.
  • Bacterial dermatitis. 
  • Skin disinfection and cleaning.
  • Surgical scrub.
  • Navel disinfection.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • The Veterinary Formulary 6th edition (2005). Yolande Bishop (Ed), Published in association with the British Veterinary Association.

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