Label: APLICARE ANTISEPTIC CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE- chlorhexidine gluconate solution


Drug Label Information

Updated June 9, 2010

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    Active ingredient

    Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2% solution


    Surgical hand scrub

    Healthcare personnel handwash

    Patient preoperative skin preparation

    Skin wound and general skin cleansing

    For external use only

    Do not use

    • if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients
    • in contact with meninges
    • in the genital area
    • as a preoperative skin prep of the head or face

    When using this product

    • keep out of eyes, ears and mouth.  May cause serious and permanent eye injury if placed or kept in the eye during surgical procedures or may cause deafness when installed in the middle ear through perforated ear drums.
    • if solution should contact these areas, rinse out promptly and thoroughly with water
    • wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated
    • repeated general skin cleansing of large body areas should not be done except when the underlying condition makes it necessary to reduce the bacterial population of the skin

    Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation, sensitization or allergic reaction occurs.  This may be signs of a serious condition.

    Keep out of reach of children.  If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.



    Surgical hand scrub

    • wet hands and forearms under running water
    • scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 ml of product and a wet brush paying close attention to the nails, cuticles and interdigital spaces
    • a separate nail cleaner may be used
    • rinse thoroughly
    • wash for an additional 3 minutes with 5 ml of product and rinse under running water
    • dry thoroughly
    Healthcare personnel handwash
    • wet hands with water
    • dispense about 5 ml of product into cupped hands and wash in a vigorous manner for 15 seconds
    • rinse and dry thoroughly
    Patient preoperative skin preparation
    • apply product liberally to surgical site and swab for at least 2 minutes
    • dry with a sterile towel
    • repeat procedure for an additional 2 minutes and dry with a sterile towel
    Skin wound and general skin cleansing
    • thoroughly rinse the area to be cleaned with water
    • apply the minimum amount of product necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently
    • rinse again thoroughly

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    2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate, 4 oz.

    2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate, 4 oz.

    chlorhexidine gluconate solution
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:52380-1274
    Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Chlorhexidine Gluconate (UNII: MOR84MUD8E) (Chlorhexidine - UNII:R4KO0DY52L) Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2 g  in 100 g
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    Anhydrous Citric Acid (UNII: XF417D3PSL)  
    Cocamide Diethanolamine (UNII: 92005F972D)  
    Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (140 CPS AT 5%) (UNII: 8136Y38GY5)  
    Isopropyl Alcohol (UNII: ND2M416302)  
    Lauramine Oxide (UNII: 4F6FC4MI8W)  
    Water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:52380-1274-4120 g in 1 BOTTLE
    2NDC:52380-1274-8240 g in 1 BOTTLE
    3NDC:52380-1274-6480 g in 1 BOTTLE
    4NDC:52380-1274-7960 g in 1 BOTTLE
    5NDC:52380-1274-93785 g in 1 BOTTLE
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    Labeler - Aplicare, Inc. (107255002)
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Aplicare, Inc.058377631repack