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Anasept Cleanser

Generic name: sodium hypochlorite topical [SOE-dee-um-HYE-poe-KLOR-ite]
Brand names: Anasept, Anasept Cleanser, Dakins Full Strength Solution, Di-Dak-Sol, Hysept
The class of drugs: antiseptics and germicides

What is Anasept Cleanser?

Anasept Cleanser is an antibacterial cleanser which fights off bacteria effectively.Anasept Cleanser can be used to prevent or treat infections caused by cuts, scratches, skin ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, or surgical procedures.Anasept Cleanser can also be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Anasept Cleanser

See a doctor immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, symptoms of hives: difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Anasept Cleanser may cause serious side effects. Stop using the Anasept Cleanser and contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • The skin is extremely red or irritated. The skin treated
  • No improvement in your skin condition;
  • New or more severe pain or swelling.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


You shouldn't apply Anasept Cleanser if you are averse to chlorine chemicals (such as bleach).

Similar or related drugs

Betadine, topical ethanol, topical iodine, topical silver nitrate, Dakins Full Strength Solution

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to apply Anasept Cleanser if you have an allergy to the product or if you're hypersensitive to chlorine items (such as bleach).FDA classification for pregnant women: It's not clear whether Anasept Cleanser could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your physician of your pregnancy as soon as possible.It isn't known if the sodium hypochlorite is absorbed into the milk of a nursing baby or whether it can harm the baby who is nursing. Inform your doctor immediately if you plan to breastfeed your infant.

How to take Anasept Cleanser?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Avoid using Anasept Cleanser for longer quantities, in smaller amounts, or for longer periods than the recommended time.Pour the medicine on the affected area.To treat a wound on the skin or ulcer, apply Anasept Cleanser in the form of a spray on the wound. You can also soak a gauze dressing before applying it to the wound. Follow the instructions of your doctor on how long you should leave the gauze on the wound.It is possible to apply petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to the skin surrounding the wound in your skin or region to stop the medication from getting on healthy skin.Storage is at room temperature, far from heat, moisture, and light. Don't freeze. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the dose you missed immediately after you remember. Do not take any missed doses if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take extra medication to replace the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose of the Anasept Cleanser should not be likely to pose a danger. Get medical attention immediately, or contact us for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. If you have accidentally swallowed the medicine,

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting Anasept Cleanser in your clothing or your bed linens. Anasept Cleanser could bleach coloured fabrics.

Interaction with other drugs

It's not likely that other drugs you consume by mouth or inject will affect the sodium hypochlorite you apply topically. However, many medications can interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you use, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies.