About this item
- Begins killing germs on contact and provides lasting protection (1)
- #1 dermatologist and pharmacist recommended antibacterial soap (2)
- Great for hand hygiene
- Gentle enough for everyday use (3)
- Hibiclens is antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial
Whether you’re using it daily to protect your family from germs that live on the skin or as part of a pre/post-operative washing plan, you can trust Hibiclens! Make Hibiclens a part of your daily routine by keeping a bottle at sinks in your home, and make it a habit to wash your hands with it before heading out.
Hibiclens is for use only on the skin. Do not apply this medicine to deep cuts, scrapes, or open skin wounds. To use Hibiclens soap, apply only enough to cover the area you are treating. Wash the area gently, then rinse thoroughly with plain water. Please refer to Hibiclens Drug Facts label for full directions for use and indications.
1. Paulson, Daryl S. Persistent and Residual Antimicrobial Effects: Are They Important in the Clinical Setting? Infection Control Today 2005; Vol 9. No 4.
2. IQVIA ProVoice Survey, 12 month end Sep 2020.
3. PRACs Report #R05-0225
4. Denton, G. Chlorhexidine. In: Block S, ed. Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation, 4th Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1991:274-89.3.T
Active ingredientChlorhexidine Gluconate Solution (4%)w/v.
UsesAntimicrobial skin cleanser helps reduce bacteria that potentially can cause disease., For skin wound and general skin cleansing., Surgical hand scrub., Healthcare personnel handwash.
Other warningsThis package is tamper evident. If package is damaged, do not use.
Do not useif you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients in this preparation, as a patient preoperative skin preparation of the head or face, in contact with the meninges, in the genital area, on wounds that involve more than the superficial layers of skin.
When using this productkeep out of eyes, ears, and mouth (May cause serious and permanent eye injury if placed or kept in the eye during surgical procedures, or may cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums), if contact occurs in any of these areas, rinse with cold water right away.
Stop use and ask a doctor ifirritation, sensitization, or allergic reaction occurs and lasts for 72 hours. These may be signs of a serious condition.
DirectionsUse with care in premature infants or infants under 2 months of age. These products may cause irritation or chemical burns. Skin wound and general cleansing. Thoroughly rinse the area to be cleansed with water. Apply the minimum amount of the product necessary to cover the skin or wound area and wash gently. Rinse thoroughly. Surgical hand scrub. Wet hands and forearms with water. Scrub for 3 minutes with about 5 ml of the product with a brush. Rinse thoroughly under running water. Repeat. Dry thoroughly. Healthcare personnel handwash. Wet hands with water. Dispense about 5 ml of the product into cupped hands and wash in a vigorous manner for 15 seconds. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Laundering/Cleaning Instructions. Chlorhexidine Gluconate skin cleaners will cause stains if used with chlorinated products. Rinse completely and use only non-chlorine detergents. See website for more details.
Other InformationStore between 68-77 Â° F (20-25 Â° C). Avoid excessive heat above 104 Â° F (40 Â° C).
Question or comments?800-843-8497.
Allergens & Warnings:WARNINGS, ■ keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth. May cause serious and permanent eye injury if permitted to enter and remain in the eye or may cause deafness when instilled in the middle ear through perforated eardrums, ■ if you or the patient is allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredient in this product, KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away., ■ shock, ■ wounds which involve more than the superficial layers of the skin should not be routinely treated, ■ if contact occurs in any of these areas, rinse with cold water right away, ■ facial swelling, ■ hives, WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT, DO NOT USE, If an allergic reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away., ■ repeated general cleansing of large body areas should not be done except when advised by a health care provider, ■ in the genital area, STOP USE AND ASK A DOCTOR IF irritation, sensitization, or allergic reaction occurs. These may be signs of a serious condition., This product may cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms may include:, ■ wheezing/difficulty breathing, ■ rash, This package is tamper evident. If package is damaged, do not use, ALLERGY ALERT:, ■ in contact with the meninges, FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Q: can this be used in a foaming dispenser?
A: You can transfer Hibiclens from the 8oz bottle to a Hibiclens 16oz foam pump container. Please only transfer between Hibiclens bottles and do not add to another foam pump. We cannot guarantee efficacy with a non Hibiclens container as we would not have stability testing with other materials. -Hibiclens Teamsubmitted byEG Product Expert - 5 months agoBrand expert
Q: Can people with eczema use this product?
A: Hello! Hibiclens has been tested and proven to be non-irritating and gentle to skin. However, it would be best to speak with your healthcare provider for input relative to your specific condition. -Hibiclens Teamsubmitted byEG Product Expert - 3 months agoBrand expert
Q: Is this product good for scalp issues?
A: Hello. We hear that dermatologists often recommend Hibiclens for a variety of skin conditions. We are not able to make medical recommendations, but it’s certainly a use we would suggest speaking to doctor about. If you are advised to use Hibiclens on your scalp, please take care to keep it away from sensitive areas such as the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. -Hibiclens Teamsubmitted byEG Product Expert - 11 months agoBrand expert
Q: Is this what Dermatoligists recommend for scalp dermatitis?
A: Hello. We hear that dermatologists often recommend Hibiclens for a variety of skin conditions. We don’t have testing specifically for dermatitis and are not able to make medical recommendations, but it’s certainly a use we would suggest speaking to doctor about. If you are advised to use Hibiclens on your scalp, please take care to keep it away from sensitive areas such as the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. -Hibiclens Teamsubmitted byEG Product Expert - 11 months agoBrand expert
Q: Would this product work for bad acne on back ?
A: While Hibiclens hasn’t been tested specifically for acne, its active ingredient is proven to kill a broad range of germs and bacteria, and we do hear of dermatologists recommending it for acne and other skin conditions. You may want to consult with a dermatologist for a recommendation specific to your needs. -Hibiclens Teamsubmitted byEG Product Expert - 11 months agoBrand expert
Q: Is this clear(to use on the face) or is it the red/pink one?
A: Hello! Hibiclens is only made in the pink formula. We do hear of facial use but advise to keep it away from sensitive areas such as the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Typically, people use applicators such as cotton balls or Q-Tips when using on the face.submitted byEG Product Expert - 1 year agoBrand expert
Q: Is the bottle not sealed? I noticed a red stain on the box, so I opened it to see the red product had run all over the bottle and inner box. I unscrewed the cap and there was no (broken) seal inside.
A: Hello. The FDA doesn’t require sealing on Hibiclens, unless sold at retail. Because the same bottles are used at retail and in healthcare facilities, we place the bottles in tamper-evident sealed cartons for retail stores. We apologize for the leaking you experienced. If you would like to be contacted by our product complaint team, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org byEG Product Expert - 1 year agoBrand expert
Q: Can this product we used to clean the female genitalia/butt cheeks
A: We advise to keep Hibiclens away from genital areas due to potential sensitivity and irritation. Doctors occasionally recommend using Hibiclens in these areas, but that would be under guidance from the physician. If you have specific concerns, please consult with a healthcare provider.submitted byEG Product Expert - 2 years agoBrand expert
Q: Would this work on jock itch?
A: Hibiclens has been proven to kill a wide range of germs, bacteria and fungi that live on the skin, but we do not have testing or data specifically on jock itch. Please consult a healthcare provider for any medical concerns or conditions.submitted byEG Product Expert - 2 years agoBrand expert
Q: Can this be used to clean adult toys?
A: Hibiclens’ active ingredient (chlorhexidine) works by gently binding with the skin to eliminate germs that live on skin. Because there is no evidence that chlorhexidine has efficacy on surfaces beyond skin, we can not recommend it to clean toys or other hard surfaces.submitted byEG Product Expert - 2 years agoBrand expert