ATC codes: D08AC02
Chlorhexidine ICD11 code: XM7DZ3
Local > Topical > Solution: 5% (digluconate) for dilution
EML status history
Also recommended for children
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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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.