Exidine® -4 (CHG 4%) Scrub Solution, 25 mL

For cleansing hands and forearms prior to surgery or patient care

Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is a water-soluble, broad-spectrum, fast-acting, persistent antimicrobial solution utilized for surgical hand scrub, patient preoperative preparation, catheter site prep and routine hand washing. CHG's activity can be reduced by natural soaps, various inorganic anions, nonionic surfactants and hand creams containing anionic emulsifying agents because it is a cationic molecule. Its antimicrobial activity is attributed to attachment to and subsequent disruption of cytoplasmic membranes. CHG is not sporicidal but has good activity against gram-positive bacteria and somewhat less activity against gram-negative bacteria and fungi.

It also demonstrates in vitro activity against enveloped viruses and less activity against nonenveloped viruses. Both 2% and 4% solutions are efficacious with 4% being slightly more efficacious. CHG should not be used to prep the face (eye or ear area), the mucous membranes or the meninges.

1. Wet hands and forearms to the elbows.
2. Clean under nails with pick provided.
3. Wet sponge and squeeze to work up lather.
4. Scrub thoroughly for 3 minutes.
5. Use the brush side to clean the nails, cuticles and interdigital spaces between the fingers and the sponge side to scrub the hands and forearms.
6. Rinse thoroughly.
7. Scrub for an additional 3 minutes using the sponge side only.
8. Wet sponge and squeeze to produce additional lather.
9. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a sterile towel.

Limitations and Restrictions
Store at room temperature 15-30C (59-86F).
Avoid excessive heat above 40C (104F).
Protect from freezing.
Latex free.
Six-month shelf life.
Product is not sterile.


Warnings
For external use only. Do not use if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) or any other ingredients in this product. When using this product, keep out of eyes, ears and mouth. May cause serious and permanent eye injury if permitted to enter or allowed to remain. If contact occurs, rinse with cold water right away. Do not use routinely if you have wounds that involve more than the superficial layers of the skin. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation, sensitivity or allergic reaction occurs. These may be signs of a serious condition. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.
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4458AExidine -4 (CHG 4%) Scrub Solution, 25 mL30030
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