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13.11.2 Chlorhexidine salts

1st choiceChlorhexidine gluconate 4% (Hibiscrub®)

Use as directed by the manufacturer and also for appropriate uses and conditions


  • 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.