East Sussex - Better Together

13.9.2 Chlorhexidine salts

The use of chlorhexidine is not recommended in the community. It is used for patients with MRSA in hospital and does not need to be continued after discharge. A 5-7 day course of octenisan and chlorhexidine wash is used to decolonise patients with MRSA.

Used for pre-operative hand and skin preparation and for general hand disinfection

500 ml
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status