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13.11.2 Chlorhexidine salts

1st choiceChlorhexidine gluconate 4% (Hibiscrub®)


  • There is a risk of anaphylactic reaction due to chlorhexidine allergy. Healthcare professionals should be aware that there is a potential for anaphylactic reaction to chlorhexidine and ensure that all known allergies are recorded in patient notes. Allergic reactions to products containing chlorhexidine should be reported to the MHRA