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Name:Aplicare Antiseptic Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Manufacturer:Aplicare, Inc.
Category:Over-the-counter (OTC) Marketed Drugs

Drug Facts

APLICARE ANTISEPTIC CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE  - chlorhexidine gluconate solution 
Aplicare, Inc.


Drug Facts

Active ingredient

Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2% solution


Surgical hand scrub

Healthcare personnel handwash

Patient preoperative skin preparation

Skin wound and general skin cleansing

For external use only

Do not use

  • if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients
  • in contact with meninges
  • in the genital area
  • as a preoperative skin prep of the head or face

When using this product

  • keep out of eyes, ears and mouth.  May cause serious and permanent eye injury if placed or kept in the eye during surgical procedures or may cause deafness when installed in the middle ear through perforated ear drums.
  • if solution should contact these areas, rinse out promptly and thoroughly with water
  • wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated
  • repeated general skin cleansing of large body areas should not be done except when the underlying condition makes it necessary to reduce the bacterial population of the skin

Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation, sensitization or allergic reaction occurs.  This 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.


Surgical hand scrub

  • wet hands and forearms under running water
  • scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 ml of product and a wet brush paying close attention to the nails, cuticles and interdigital spaces
  • a separate nail cleaner may be used
  • rinse thoroughly
  • wash for an additional 3 minutes with 5 ml of product and rinse under running water
  • dry thoroughly
Healthcare personnel handwash
  • wet hands with water
  • dispense about 5 ml of product into cupped hands and wash in a vigorous manner for 15 seconds
  • rinse and dry thoroughly
Patient preoperative skin preparation
  • apply product liberally to surgical site and swab for at least 2 minutes
  • dry with a sterile towel
  • repeat procedure for an additional 2 minutes and dry with a sterile towel
Skin wound and general skin cleansing
  • thoroughly rinse the area to be cleaned with water
  • apply the minimum amount of product necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently
  • rinse again thoroughly

Questions or comments?

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2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate, 4 oz.

2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate, 4 oz.

chlorhexidine gluconate solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:52380-1274
Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Chlorhexidine) Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2 g  in 100 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
Anhydrous Citric Acid  
Cocamide Diethanolamine  
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (140 CPS AT 5%)  
Isopropyl Alcohol  
Lauramine Oxide  
Product Characteristics
Color      Score     
Shape Size
Flavor Imprint Code
# Item Code Package Description Multilevel Packaging
1 NDC:52380-1274-4 120 g in 1 BOTTLE None
2 NDC:52380-1274-8 240 g in 1 BOTTLE None
3 NDC:52380-1274-6 480 g in 1 BOTTLE None
4 NDC:52380-1274-7 960 g in 1 BOTTLE None
5 NDC:52380-1274-9 3785 g in 1 BOTTLE None

Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
NDA NDA019422 09/01/1998

Labeler - Aplicare, Inc. (107255002)
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Aplicare, Inc. 058377631 repack

Revised: 06/2010 Aplicare, Inc.

Reproduced with permission of U.S. National Library of Medicine

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