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ATC codes: D08AC02
EMLc
Indication
Chlorhexidine ICD11 code: XM7DZ3
INN
Chlorhexidine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core (EML)
(EMLc)
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)
Changed in 2021 (TRS 1035)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Therapeutic alternatives limitations
Therapeutic alternatives to be reviewed (2023)
Therapeutic alternatives limitations for EMLc
Therapeutic alternatives to be reviewed (2023)
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of square box listings on the EML and EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended the therapeutic alternatives for chlorhexidine be reviewed.