Hibiclens is indicated for use as a surgical scrub, as a health-care personnel hand wash, as a patient pre-operative skin preparation and as a skin wound cleanser and general skin cleaner.
It is an antiseptic antimicrobial skin cleanser possessing bactericidal activities and contains 4% W/V HIBTANE (chlorhexidine gluconate), a chemically unique hexamethylenebis biguanide with inactive ingredients of fragrance, isopropyl alcohol 4%, purified water, Red 4, and other ingredients in a mild sudsing base adjusted to a pH 5.-6.5 for optimal activity and stability as well as compatibility with the normal pH of the skin.
Hibiclens has an antiseptic activity and a persistent antimicrobial effect with rapid bactericidal activity against a wide range of microorganisms, including gram-positive bacteria and gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Hibiclens has been tested and proven effective against enveloped viruses such as Avian Flu (influenza) virus H5N1, Human H1N1 virus, Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Herpes Simplex virus.
The effectiveness of Hibiclens is not significantly reduced by the presence of organic matter, such as blood.
Available in quart (32 oz) and 8 oz sizes.