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ATC codes: D08AC02
EMLc
Indication
Chlorhexidine ICD11 code: XM7DZ3
INN
Chlorhexidine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Local > Topical > Solution: 5% (digluconate) for dilution
EML status history
First added in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2009 (TRS 958)
Changed in 2013 (TRS 985)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The Expert Committee recommended the deletion of the 20% solution of chlorhexidine from the EMLc, following the recommendation to include on the EMLc a gel formulation of 7.1% chlorhexidine digluconate, delivering 4% chlorhexidine specifically for umbilical cord care.