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 with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status