Antiseptic Skin Cleanser [OTC]; Betasept Surgical Scrub [OTC]; ChloraPrep One Step [OTC] [DSC]; Dyna-Hex 2 [OTC]; Hibiclens [OTC]; Hibistat [OTC] [DSC]; Tegaderm CHG Dressing [OTC]
- It is used to clean the skin.
- If you have an allergy to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.
- Protect clothing and fabrics from staining.
- Some of these drugs may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- This drug may cause harm if swallowed. If this drug is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Use with care in children younger than 2 months old. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Skin irritation.
For all uses of this drug:
- Do not take this drug by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, ears, and eyes (may burn).
- This drug may cause very bad and long-lasting eye problems if put in the eye. If you have a perforated eardrum and this drug gets in the ear, it could cause hearing loss.
- If you get this drug in any of these areas, rinse well with water.
- Do not put on the genitals.
Skin (hand sanitizer):
- Work under fingertips.
- Spread over hand and to just above elbow.
- Put 1 more pumpful on both hands and spread over hands and up to the wrists.
- Rub into hands until dry.
Skin (hand washing):
- Wet hands and forearms.
- Put 1 teaspoon (5 mL) on hands and wash for 1 minute.
- Rinse affected part with water. Make sure to it dry well.
Skin (before surgery):
- Your doctor may teach you how to use.
- If you use this drug on a regular basis, use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from heat or open flame.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.