Use only as directed. For information, see HIBICLENS® Drug Facts.
An antiseptic, antimicrobial skin cleanser, HIBICLENS® gently and effectively cleanses skin and superficial wounds and can protect the skin for up to 24 hours1 after the initial application.2 It’s gentle on patient skin and as simple and easy to use as any liquid soap.3
This unique formulation is available in multiple sizes, designed for your specific needs. Give HIBICLENS® a try by ordering your complimentary HIBICLENS® sample.
|Product Code||Item No.||Description||Units/Case|
|NDC 0234-0575-04||57504||4 oz. bottle||48|
|NDC 0234-0575-08||57508||8oz. bottle||24|
|NDC 0234-0575-16||57516||16 oz. bottle||12|
|NDC 0234-0575-32||57532||32 oz. bottle||12|
|NDC 0234-0575-91||57591||1 gallon bottle||4|
|NDC 0234-0575-17||57517||50-15 mL packets||8|
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.
The extensive use of chlorhexidine gluconate for over 30 years outside the United States has produced no evidence of absorption of the compound through intact skin.4 The potential for producing skin reactions is extremely low.3
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.
*Skin Wound and General Skin Cleansing Wounds, which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated with HIBICLENS®.
Apply HIBICLENS® liberally to surgical site and swab for at least two minutes. Dry with a sterile towel. Repeat procedure for an additional two minutes and dry with a sterile towel.
Wet hands with warm water. (Avoid using very cold or very hot water.) Dispense about 5 mL of HIBICLENS® into cupped hands. Wash in a vigorous manner for 15 seconds. (Do not use excessive pressure to produce additional lather.) Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Dry thoroughly.
For external use only. Keep out of eyes, ears and mouth. HIBICLENS® should not be used as a preoperative skin preparation of the face or head. Misuse of HIBICLENS® has been reported to cause serious and permanent eye injury when it has been permitted to enter and remain in the eye during surgical procedures. If HIBICLENS® should contact these areas, rinse out promptly and thoroughly with water.
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).
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 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.