Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser

Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser

Brand/Manufacturer: MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE
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Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser has rapid bactericidal activity, effectively kills clinically relevant MRSA strains in 1 minute and is effective against a broad spectrum of gram positive and gram negative bacteria, enveloped viruses and many fungi and molds. It is indicated for use as a surgical scrub for pre-operative skin preparation, a healthcare personnel hand wash and as a general cleanser.

Benefits of Hibiclens Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser

  • Reduced C. difficile infections by 70%
  • 61% lower incidence of primary bloodstream infections
  • Decreased methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by 32%
  • Reduced vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) by 50%
  • 4% CHG begins begins to kill pathogens on contact
  • Washes clean, leaving a layer of CHG protection without sticky residue
  • Continues killing >99% of pathogens for up to 24 hours
  • Results in a cumulative effect with repeat use, such as daily bathing
  • Incorporates easily into a patient’s usual skin cleansing routine

Molnlycke Hibiclens Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser Features

  • Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser binds to the skin and reduces hand microbial counts further with each use
  • Contains 4% Chlorhexidine gluconate which is bactericidal upon contact
  • Efficacy is not compromised by contact with organic matter like blood
  • Sustains its protection for upto 6 hours
  • Effectiveness increases with use, due to a cumulative effect
  • Low skin irritation potential
  • Repeated daily use
  • General skin cleansing helps to kill and remove microbes and pathogens that may cause diseases from the patients skin potentially reducing surgical site infection rate
  • Also available (sold separately):
    - Molnlycke Hand Pump For Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser (Code 59901)
    - Molnlycke Hibiclens Foot Operated Wall Dispenser (Code 59994)

When to use Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser?

Hibiclens has a great deal of utility throughout the hospital facility. The 4% chlorhexidine gluconate solution is in a gentle, skin cleansing base that can be used for:
  • Daily patient bed baths, as part of a horizontal infection prevention approach
  • Preoperative / postoperative showering and decolonization, as part of surgical site infection prevention bundles
  • Surgical hand scrubbing
  • Personnel hand washing
  • Preoperative skin preparation

What to buy with Hibiclens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser?


Molnlycke Hibiclens Antiseptic Skin Cleanser User Instructions

  • Ingredients:

    Fragrance, isopropyl alcohol 4%, purified water, Red 40 and other ingredients in a mild, sudsing base adjusted to pH 5.0-6.5 for optimal activity and stability as well as compatibility with the normal pH of the skin

  • Safety:

    The extensive use of chlorhexidine gluconate for over 20 years outside the United States has produced no evidence of absorption of the compound through intact skin. The potential for producing skin reactions is extremely low. HIBICLENS can be used many times a day without causing irritation, dryness, or discomfort. Experimental studies indicate that when used for cleaning superficial wounds, HIBICLENS will neither cause additional tissue injury nor delay healing.

  • Warning:
    • For external use only
    • Keep out of eyes, ears and mouth
    • Hibiclens should not be used as a preoperative skin preparation of the face or head
    • Misuse of Hibiclens has been reported to cause serious and permanent eye injury when it has been permitted to enter and remain in the eye during surgical procedures
    • If Hibiclens should contact these areas, rinse out promptly and thoroughly with water
    • Avoid contact with meninges
    • HIBICLENS should not be used by persons who have a sensitivity to it or its components
    • Chlorhexidine gluconate has been reported to cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums
    • Irritation, sensitization and generalized allergic reactions have been reported with chlorhexidine-containing products, especially in the genital areas
    • If adverse reactions occur, discontinue use immediately and if severe, contact a physician
    • Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children
    • In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately
  • Accidental ingestion:
    • Chlorhexidine gluconate taken orally is poorly absorbed. Treat with gastric lavage using milk, egg white, gelatin or mild soap. Employ supportive measures as appropriate
    • Avoid excessive heat (above 104 °F)


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