Chlorhexidine

Decanoylacetaldehyde Sodium Sulfide

Therapeutic Indications

Chlorhexidine is indicated for:

Burns, scalds, scratches, cuts, abrasions, sunburn blisters, infected cracked skin

Irrespective of gender only Adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) Adults (18 years old or older)

For the treatment of minor burns and scalds, scratches, cuts and abrasions, sunburn blisters and infected cracked skin.

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Cutaneous - 3 spreads in 3 divided doses daily

Gingivitis, oral surgery, aphthous ulceration, oral candidal infections

Irrespective of gender only Adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) Adults (18 years old or older)

Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial solution which inhibits the formation of dental plaque.

It is indicated as an aid in the treatment and prevention of gingivitis and in the maintenance of oral hygiene, particularly in situations where toothbrushing cannot be adequately employed (eg following oral surgery, in mentally or physically handicapped patients).

It may also be used in a post-peridontal surgery or treatment* regimen to promote gingival healing.

* NB: Use as part of a post-periodontal treatment regimen has only been adequately studied over the short term and following standard root surface instrumentation.

It is useful in the management of aphthous ulceration and oral candidal infections (eg denture stomatitis and thrush).

For this indication, the medical literature mentions below treatments (click for details):

Treatment 1: Oropharyngeal - 20 ml in 2 divided doses daily

Contraindications

Active ingredient Chlorhexidine is contraindicated in the following cases:

Brain, meninges middle ear, body cavities

No gender/age discrimination

Avoid contact with the brain, meninges and middle ear. Not for use in body cavities.

Hypersensitivity to chlorhexidine

No gender/age discrimination

Known hypersensitivity to the product or any of its components, especially in those with a history of possible chlorhexidine-related allergic reactions.