Active ingredient: Chlorhexidine Gluconate

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Chlorhexidine Gluconate uses


Pharmacological action

Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an antiseptic agent. Chlorhexidine Gluconate is active against vegetative forms of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and yeasts, dermatophytes and lipophilic viruses. This medicine has effect for bacterial spores only at elevated temperatures. It cleans and disinfects the skin without causing damage.

Why is Chlorhexidine Gluconate prescribed?

For local use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Pharmaniaga: trichomonas coleitis, cervical erosion, itching of the vulva, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases ; gingivitis, stomatitis, aphthae, paradont, alveolitis, disinfection of removable dentures, sore throat; postoperative care for patients in ENT and dentistry.

Treatment of wounds, burn wounds and surfaces, disinfection of the patient's skin.

Treatment of surgeons', nurses' hands and operating field before diagnostic manipulation operation.

Disinfection of work surfaces of devices (including thermometers) and equipment which heat treatment is not desirable.

Dosage and administration

The dose and method of Chlorhexidine Gluconate application depend on the testimony and dosage form of Chlorhexidine Gluconate.

Use only locally. 0,5% alcohol or 1% aqueous solution for 2-5 min is applied to the corresponding surface. In dentistry solution for mouthwash and gel are prescribed 2-3 times a day.

Chlorhexidine Gluconate side effects, adverse reactions

Perhaps allergic reaction. Dry and itchy skin, dermatitis, stickiness of hands for 3-5 min, stained teeth, the deposition of tartar, breach of taste.

Chlorhexidine Gluconate contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Chlorhexidine Gluconate, dermatitis, allergic reactions.

Special instructions

Remains active in the presence of impurities of blood and organic matter. Should not enter the Chlorhexidine Gluconate in the eye, as well as contact with the meninges and the auditory nerve.

Avoid using Chlorhexidine Gluconate with iodine preparations.

Chlorhexidine Gluconate drug interactions

Chlorhexidine Gluconate is incompatible with the soap, and detergents containing anionic group (saponins, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose).

Chlorhexidine Gluconate is compatible with any medication containing cationic group (cetrimonium bromide, benzalkonium chloride).

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References

  1. Dailymed."MAX CHLORHEXIDINE (CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE) SHAMPOO [ANIMAL PHARMACEUTICALS]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE; ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "chlorhexidine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Chlorhexidine Gluconate?

Depending on the reaction of the Chlorhexidine Gluconate after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Chlorhexidine Gluconate not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Chlorhexidine Gluconate addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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