Aqueous solution Chlorhexidine. This antiseptic is intended for the intermediate disinfection of surgical instruments and all kinds of medical articles.
Chlorhexidine solutions are bactericidal and fungicidal. Chlorhexidine is stable at room temperature and at a pH between 5 and 8. It must be protected from light. Chlorhexidine absorption through the skin is minimal and has a rapid onset of action. The presence of organic matter does not neutralize its action.
Its antibacterial action acts by passive diffusion through bacterial cell membranes. Inside the cell, it alters the permeability of the membrane and inhibits the enzymes of the periplasmic space.
Its main advantages are its rapid germicidal action and its long residual effect (between 6 and 8 h).
In aqueous solution, it increases its efficiency and acts on clinically pathogenic gram-negative bacteria and, especially, gram-positive bacteria. Inhibits enveloped viruses (such as respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, HIV, herpes simplex virus, or cytomegalovirus. 2% chlorhexidine is active against some fungi).
Biocidal power at 5 minutes against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella choleraesuis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Trychophyton mentagrophytes, Mycobacterium smegmatis and Candida albicans according to studies carried out using international techniques.
- Chlorhexidine 2% w / v
- Formulation excipients
- Purified water qs 100%
Dilution: ready to use
How to use: For manual washing. Wash the material to be disinfected and leave it to act for at least 5 minutes in direct contact, then rinse with plenty of sterilized water until the disinfectant is completely eliminated. Drain and dry material for subsequent high-level disinfection, if necessary.
For intermediate disinfection of surfaces, distribute the product undiluted with sterile gauze or a clean cloth, leaving it to act for at least 5 minutes in direct contact, then rinse repeatedly with a cloth immersed in sterile water until the disinfectant remains are completely eliminated.
Restrictions on use: Do not mix with sodium hypochlorite solutions; povidone iodine soaps; derivatives of mercury.
Inactivation and disposal method: Disposal to the sewer by dilution method with tap water without causing any damage to the system or in accordance with established biosafety standards. Empty containers are rinsed under running water and disposed of as non-hazardous waste or in accordance with established biosecurity standards.
Expiration: 2 years from the date of manufacture