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Chlorhexidine
Essential medicine status
General description

INN
Chlorhexidine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1979 (TRS 641) for Chlorhexidine
Added in 2013 (TRS 985) for Omphalitis of newborn
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Antiseptics
  • Local > Topical > Solution: 5% (digluconate) for dilution
Indications
Section
Medicines administered to the neonate [c]
  • Local > Topical > Solution: 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate (delivering 4% chlorhexidine)
  • Local > Topical > Gel: 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate (delivering 4% chlorhexidine)