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Antiseptic Skin Cleanser

Generic name: chlorhexidine topical [klor-HEX-i-deen-TOP-i-kal]
Names of the brands: Antiseptic Skin Cleanser, Betasept, Biopatch, Calgon Vesta, ChloraPrep One-Step,… Show the 11 brands.
Classifications of drugs: antiseptics and germicides; mouth and products for the throat.

What is Antiseptic skin cleanser?

Chlorhexidine acts as an antiseptic, which fights bacteria.A skin cleanser that is antiseptic (for your skin) can be used to cleanse the skin and prevent the spread of infection that could result from surgical procedures, injections, or an injury to the skin.Antiseptic Skin Cleanser could be used for other purposes not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Antiseptic Skin Cleanser

Chlorhexidine may trigger an extremely rare and severe allergic reaction that could be life-threatening. Take immediate medical assistance when you notice symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, such as an extreme skin rash, hives, wheezing, breathing difficulties, chills, extreme dizziness, or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

Antiseptic Skin Cleanser can cause serious adverse side effects. Stop using the antiseptic skin cleanser and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Extreme burn, itching, or severe redness or itching;
  • The skin peels or blisters;
  • The skin or a severe rash and
  • Any other severe irritation on the skin.

More minor adverse consequences are more likely, but you could also have none whatsoever.This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects.Report any adverse reactions directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Doxycycline, topical hydrocortisone, minocycline, chlorhexidine topical, Vibramycin, Hibiclens, and Peridex


Chlorhexidine could cause a rare but serious allergic reaction that can become life-threatening. Get emergency medical assistance if you suffer from symptoms like hives, severe skin rash, wheezing, difficulty breathing, extreme dizziness, cold sweats, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to apply antiseptic skin cleanser if you are allergic to it.Speak with a doctor or pharmacist if it's appropriate for you to use an antiseptic skin cleanser when you have an allergy to dyes, foods, animal products, medications, orIt is not clear if antiseptic skin cleaner can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Consult your physician if you are expecting.It isn't known if the topical chlorhexidine is absorbed into breast milk or whether it affects the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding.Take care when using the antiseptic skin cleanser for a child younger than 2 months. This product can cause serious burns or irritation to children who are very young.

How to take Antiseptic skin cleanser?

Take exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities, in smaller amounts, or for longer periods than suggested.Do not consume by mouth. This cleanser for the skin is designed for use on only the skin.Cleanse the skin prior to applying the antiseptic skin cleanser. Apply just enough to be able to cover the area you're treating. Don't apply this medication to cuts that are deep, scrapes, or open wounds on the skin.To apply antiseptic skin cleaner soap Apply only enough to be able to cover the area you're treating. Then, gently wash the area, followed by a thorough rinse using plain water. Avoid applying the cream to huge areas of the face.The medicine is manufactured in sterile conditions; however, its contents aren't sterilized. There is a possibility for bacteria to penetrate the product and infect it, which could cause an infection. To ensure that your medication is not contaminated by bacteria:

  • Use only the swab pad or the applicator included with your prescription.
  • If there is no applicator, make use of the cleanest cotton swab or cotton ball to apply the medicine.
  • Don't touch the top of the bottle with your fingers, or even touch it on your skin.
  • Avoid diluting the medication by adding water or any other liquid.
  • Make use of the applicator (pad, swab, or another dressing) only once. Remove it from the kitchen after one use.

Contact your physician if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse after using an antiseptic skin cleanser.Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don't freeze. Close the bottle when not being used.If the medication is wrapped in a foil wrapper for single-use or any other container, make sure to only use it once. Dispose of it after one use, even if there's remaining medicine. Don't save it for future use.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilise the dose missed immediately after your recall. Avoid any missed doses if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose of antiseptic skin cleaner should not be thought to be a danger.Should a medication accidentally have been swallowed by mistake, seek medical assistance immediately or contact the poison help line on 1-800-222-1222 as soon as possible for assistance.

What should be avoided?

Beware of getting antiseptic eye cleaner in your ears, eyes, mouth, nose, vagina, rectum, or rectum. If this happens, clean it off with water.Don't use other products on the areas that you treat with Antiseptic Cleanser for Skin Cleanser unless your physician tells you to.Do not use this medication on clothing or other textiles. Don't use bleach to wash your clothes that have been exposed to chlorhexidine. Alternatively, the medication could cause permanent staining.

Interaction with other drug

It's unlikely that other substances you consume by mouth or inject can affect the chlorhexidine you apply topically. But there are many drugs that interact with one another. Inform your health professionals about any medications you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies.