Chlorhexidine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugChlorhexidine is an Antiseptics drug
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsChlorhexidine is an Antiseptics drug which is used for
1. Antiseptic
2. Disinfection of clean instruments
3. Gingivitis
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. SOLUTION
3. WASH 
Contraindications1. Meningitis
2. Middle ear surgery
3. Sensitive tissues 
Precautions1. Aqueous solutions-susceptible to microbial contamination-use sterilized preparation or freshly prepared solution and avoid
contamination during storage or dilution
2. Irritant-avoid contact with the middle ear; eyes; brain and meninges
3. Not for use in body cavies
4. Alcoholic solutions not
suitable before diathermy
5. Syringes and needles treated with chlorhexidine
Adverse Effects1. Occasional skin sensitivity and irritation
2. Upper respiratory tract infection
Pregnancy Category

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