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Hexachlorophene topical
HEXACHLOROPHENE - CLEANSER

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

HEXACHLOROPHENE - CLEANSER

(hex-uh-KLOR-oh-feen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Phisohex, Septisol

Uses

This medication is a skin cleanser that kills bacteria. It is used to help prevent passing germs to others.

How To Use

This medication is for use on the skin only. Use it as directed to clean the hands or affected area. Use carefully if applying to the face. Avoid contact in or around the eyes. Rinse thoroughly after washing , especially if washing scrotal, vaginal or anal areas. For best results, use this as directed. Do not use it more often or use more than necessary.

Side Effects

Notify your doctor if the following effects occur: redness, irritation. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Do not use on burned or abraded skin or on mucous membranes (eyes, inside nose, mouth). Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing conditions, such as: illness, infections, allergies (especially to antibiotics). As with any medication, this should be used with caution during pregnancy or if breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. If this medicine is accidentally taken by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of ingestion may include loss of appetite, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, seizures, and cold, clammy skin.

Notes

This medication is available in different forms, such as a liquid, foam, or sponge. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist the best product for your use.

Missed Dose

If you miss an application, use it as soon as you remember. Do not use more of this in an effort to catch-up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat. Keep out of reach of children.