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Hibiclens Antimicrobial and Antiseptic liquid : 16 oz

$12.05

Hibiclens Antimicrobial and Antiseptic liquid : 16 oz

$12.05
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Hibiclens Antimicrobial and Antiseptic Skin Cleanser Liquid- 16 oz

DESCRIPTION

  • HIBICLENS is an antiseptic antimicrobial skin cleanser possessing bactericidal activities.
  • HIBICLENS contains 4% w/v chlorhexidine gluconate, with inactive ingredients: Fragrance, isopropyl alcohol 4%, purified water, Red 40, and other ingredients, in a mild, sudsing base adjusted to pH 5.0-6.5 for optimal activity and stability as well as compatibility with the normal pH of the skin.
  • HIBICLENS is bactericidal on contact. It has antiseptic activity and a persistent antimicrobial effect with rapid bactericidal activity against a wide range of microorganisms, including gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • The effectiveness of HIBICLENS is not significantly reduced by the presence of organic matter, such as blood.1 In a study 2 simulating surgical use, the immediate bactericidal effect of HIBICLENS after a single six-minute scrub resulted in a 99.9% reduction in resident bacterial flora, with a reduction of 99.98% after the eleventh scrub.
  • Reductions on surgically gloved hands were maintained over the six-hour test period. HIBICLENS displays persistent antimicrobial action. In one study 2, 93% of a radiolabeled formulation of HIBICLENS remained present on uncovered skin after five hours. HIBICLENS helps prevent skin infection thereby reducing the risk of cross-infection.

INDICATIONS:

  • Hibiclens ANtimicrobial and Antiseptic Skin Cleanser Liquid has antiseptic activity and a persistent animicrobial effect with rapid bactericidal activity against a wide range of microorganisms.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Active Ingredients:Chlorhexidine Gluconate (4%).
  • Inactive Ingredients:Fragrance, Isopropyl Alcohol, Purified Water, Red #40, Other Ingredients.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Skin wound and general skin cleansing: Wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated with Hibiclens.
  • Hibiclens should not be used for repeated general skin cleansing of large body areas except in those patients whose underlying condition makes it necessary to reduce the bacterial population of the skin.
  • To use, thoroughly rinse the area to be cleansed with water. Apply the minimum amount of Hibiclens necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently.Rinse again thoroughly.
  • Surgical hand scrub: Wet hands and forearms with water. Scrub for 3 minutes with about 5ml of Hibiclens and a wet brush, paying particular attention to the nails, cuticles and interdigital spaces. A separate nail cleaner may be used. Rinse thoroughly. Wash for an additional 3 minutes with 5ml of Hibiclens and rinse under running water. Dry thoroughly.
  • Personnel hand wash: Wet hands with water. Dispense about 5ml of Hibiclens into cupped hands and wash in a vigorous manner for 15 seconds. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Preoperative skin preparation: Apply Hibiclens liberally to surgical site and swab for at least 2 minutes. Dry with a sterile towel. Repeat procedure for an additional 2 minutes and dry with a sterile towel.

SAFETY

  • The extensive use of chlorhexidine gluconate for over 20 years outside the United States has produced no evidence of absorption of the compound through intact skin.
  • The potential for producing skin reactions is extremely low.

WARNINGS

  • Avoid contact with meninges. HIBICLENS should not be used by persons who have a sensitivity to it or its components.
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate has been reported to cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums.
  • Irritation, sensitization, and generalized allergic reactions have been reported with chlorhexidine-containing products, especially in the genital areas.
  • If adverse reactions occur, discontinue use immediately and if severe, contact a physician.
  • Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.
  • In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Accidental ingestion:

  • Chlorhexidine gluconate taken orally is poorly absorbed. Treat with gastric lavage using milk, egg white, gelatin or mild soap. Employ supportive measures as appropriate. Avoid excessive heat (above 104°F).

HEALTH-CARE PERSONNEL USE
Surgical Hand Scrub

  • Directions for use of HIBICLENS Antiseptic/Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser: Wet hands and forearms with water. Scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 mL of HIBICLENS and a wet brush, paying particular attention to the nails, cuticles, and interdigital spaces. A separate nail cleaner may be used. Rinse thoroughly. Wash for an additional 3 minutes with 5 mL of HIBICLENS and rinse under running water. Dry thoroughly.

Personnel Hand Wash

  • Wet hands with warm water. (Avoid using very cold or very hot water.) Dispense about 5 mL of HIBICLENS into cupped hands. Wash for 15 seconds. (Do not use excessive pressure to produce additional lather.) Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Dry thoroughly.

IMPORTANT LAUNDERING ADVICE FOR HOSPITAL STAFF AND OTHER USERS OF ANTISEPTIC PATIENT SKIN PREPARATIONS CONTAINING CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

  • When laundered with chlorine bleach, the combination of Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and sufficient chlorine can stain fabrics. Thus, special laundering procedures should be considered when fabrics contaminated with CHG are laundered. If sufficient available chlorine is present during the washing procedure, a fast brown stain may develop due to a chemical reaction between CHG and chlorine.

SUGGESTED LAUNDERING PROCEDURES TO LIMIT STAINING
1. Not Aging.

  • Avoid allowing the product to age (set) on unwashed linens.

2. Rinsing and Washing.

  • A rinse operation as the initial step in the wash process is helpful in the laundering of linen exposed to chlorhexidine gluconate. Such rinsing is also important in the laundering of linen which contains organic materials such as blood or pus. For best results, warm water rinses (90-100°F) are recommended. After a number of initial rinses followed by a washing with a low alkaline/nonchlorine detergent, most fabrics previously contacting chlorhexidine gluconate should have an acceptable level of whiteness. If a rewash process using bleach is necessary to achieve a greater degree of whiteness, the bleach should be a nonchlorine bleach.

3. Not Using Chlorine Bleach.

  • Modern laundering methods often make the use of chlorine bleach unnecessary. It is worthwhile trying to wash without chlorine to ascertain if the resulting degree of whiteness is acceptable. Omission of chlorine from the laundering process can extend the useful life of cotton articles since oxidizing bleaches such as chlorine may cause some damage to cellulose - even when used in low concentration.

4. Changing to a Peroxide-Type Bleach, Such as Sodium Perborate, Sodium Percarbonate or Hydrogen Peroxide.

  • This should eliminate the reaction which could occur with the use of chlorine bleaches. If a chlorine bleach must be used, a concentration of less than 7 ppm available chlorine (1/10 the normal bleach level) is suggested to minimize possible staining.

A NOTE ON LAUNDERING OF PERSONAL CLOTHING

  • The laundering procedures set forth above using low alkaline, non-chlorine laundry detergents are also applicable to laundering of uniforms and lab coats. Commercially available laundry detergents which do not contain chlorine include Borax, Borateem®, Dreft®, Oxydol and Ivory Snow®. These products, however, will not remove stains previously set into the fabric.


RECLAMATION OF STAINED LINENS

  • For these linens which previously have been stained due to the chemical reaction between chlorhexidine gluconate and chlorine, the following laundering procedure may be helpful in reducing the visible stain:

Operation

Water Level

Temperature

Time (Min)

Supplies/100 lb

Break

Low

180°F

20

1.5 lb oxalic acid

Flush

High

Cold

1

--------

Emulsify

Low

160°F

5

18 oz emulsifier

Flush

High

Cold

1

--------

Bleach

Low

180°F

20

2 lb alkali builder and 1 lb organic bleach

Rinse

High

Cold

1

--------

Antichlor

High

Cold

2

4 oz antichlor

Rinse

High

Cold

1

--------

Rinse

High

Cold

1

--------

Sour

Low

Cold

4

2 oz rust removing sour

Customer Questions and Answers:

Q1.How do I use HIBICLENS®?

  • Generally speaking, use HIBICLENS® as you would use other liquid soaps with a few minor changes.For general skin cleansing: thoroughly rinse the area to be cleansed with water. Apply the minimum amount of HIBICLENS® necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently. Rinse thoroughly. Be sure to keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth, and do not use in the genital area. Please refer to our Drug Facts page for full information, and pay attention to any special instructions if instructed by your healthcare provider.

Q2.Is it safe for my kids?

  • HIBICLENS® is a pharmaceutical antiseptic skin cleanser. It is safe for a child to use, though parents should practice discretion and always supervise use. Keep out of the reach of children, as the product can cause damage to the eyes and ears if used improperly. Finally, use with caution in premature infants and infants less than 2 months of age, as chlorhexidine products may cause chemical burns in these populations.

Q3.My child has sensitive skin; will it irritate her?

  • HIBICLENS® has shown through dermatological testing to be very mild on user skin – nearly as mild as water!1 However, sensitivities and allergies do exist. If irritation does occur, please stop using HIBICLENS® immediately. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation, sensitization, or allergic reaction occurs and lasts for 72 hours, as these may be signs of a serious condition.

Q4. Should I replace my hand soap in all my bathrooms or use as needed?

  • HIBICLENS® is an antimicrobial skin cleanser that helps reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease. It is safe for everyday use, so use the product to fit your specific needs, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Q5.Can I wash my face with HIBICLENS®?

  • HIBICLENS® should not be used as a patient preoperative preparation of the head or face. When using HIBICLENS®, be sure to keep out of the eyes, ears, and mouth. Please refer to the Drug Facts box for full directions for use and warnings.

Q6.How can it protect for up to 24 hours?

  • The active ingredient in HIBICLENS® binds safely to the skin2, providing a germ-killing field that can last for up to 24 hours.3 The unique properties of this ingredient are why healthcare professionals have used HIBICLENS® for over 30 years and continue to use it today!

Q7.A child on my son’s football team has a staph infection, should my son start using HIBICLENS® before practice or games?

  • HIBICLENS® prevents skin infections, thereby reducing the risk of cross-infection. It helps reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease. Skin infections are common in contact sports, and HIBICLENS® has been used by athletes for many years to help prevent these infections.

Q8.How can I get this in my son's locker room for the whole team to use?

  • HIBICLENS® is available to athletic trainers everywhere through various distribution outlets. Make your son’s coach aware of the product, and spread the word with his teammates’ parents. HIBICLENS® is also available in retail outlets, such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Walgreens, so even if the facility will not provide the product, the individuals on the team can still get HIBICLENS® in order to protect themselves. If you like HIBICLENS®, the best complement you can give us is a recommendation to your friends!

Q9.Why is it pink?

  • HIBICLENS® has been used in the hospital for many years, and its color calls back to its acute care history. It is pink for identification purposes to prevent mistakes in the operating room.

Q10. I accidentally got some of the product on my towel. How do I get a stain out?

  • If HIBICLENS® gets onto cloth, do not bleach it! Bleach will fasten the color of HIBICLENS® into the cloth in the form of a brown stain. If this has happened, please refer to the detailed laundering instructions or the printable a laundry chart PDF download.

Q11.Where can I purchase HIBICLENS®?

  • HIBICLENS® can be purchased at many major retail outlets and drug stores. You can find it at Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, etc. Please see our comprehensive list of retailers here on the where to buy page.

Q12.How much does it cost?

  • HIBICLENS® is a small price to pay for peace of mind. Our 4oz bottles can be found in Wal-Mart and Target, and the MSRP is $8.99. Our 8oz bottles are available at drugs stores everywhere, and the MSRP is $11.99. Compare this to other antiseptic products that may run as high as $19.99. Try it out with this money-saving coupon - and let us know what you think here.

Q13. Can HIBICLENS® be used as a topical treatment of skin infections?

  • HIBICLENS® is not indicated as a treatment for skin infections. It has an antiseptic activity and a persistent effect against a wide range of microorganisms, and should be used as a skin cleanser to help reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease. HIBICLENS® prevents skin infections, thereby reducing the risk of cross-infection.

 Note: Image and Description may vary from actual product due to Continuous manufacturer Product updates. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product

 

 

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