Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Chlorhexidine

Introduction

Name

  • Chlorhexidine gluconate.

Class of drug

  • Antiseptic.

Description

Chemical name

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

Molecular formula

  • C22H30Cl2N10.

Physical properties

  • Pale yellow aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.

Uses

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Indications

  • Topical antisepsis/germicide.
  • It is not inactivated by organic matter.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Tennant, Bryn (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Source for all the above information.

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