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Chlorhexidine Gluconate BP 0.3% w/v
Stong Cetrimide BP 3% w/v


Chlorhexidine is a very potent, cationic chemoprophylactic agent. It has a broad spectrum action, and is more effective against gm+ve than gm-ve bacteria. Cetrimide is an antiseptic agent with detergent properties. It has the wide spectrum of anti-infective against bacteria and fungi.

Mechanism of Action

  • This preparation contains Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Strong Cetrimide Solution
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an antiseptic effective against a wide range of bacteria, yeasts, some other fungi and viruses.
  • It is most active at neutral or alkaline conditions. Its activity is reduced by the presence of blood or body fluids.
  • It binds strongly to skin, mucosa and other tissue and is therefore poorly absorbed.
  • It is bacteriostatic at low concentrations whilst at higher concentrations their activity is rapidly bactericidal.
  • They are both active against dermatophytic fungi (including the yeast C. Albicans) and enveloped viruses such as HIV.


First Aid: Minor cuts & grazes, abrasions, stings, insect’s bites.
Antiseptic Cleanser: Bathing, shaving, midwifery, cloth and towel washing

Dosage and administration

For external use only.

Indication Dosage
Minor cuts & grazes, abrasions, stings, insect’s bites, burns 5 teaspoonfuls in 2 litres water
Household cleaning 2 tablespoonfuls in 2 litres water
Midwifery 2 tablespoonfuls in 1 litre water
Cloth, towel washing 2 tablespoonfuls in 1 litre water
Bathing 3 tablespoonfuls in 1 bucket (10 L) water
Shaving 5 teaspoonfuls in 1/2 litres water


DECON preparation is contraindicated for patients who have previously shown a hypersensitivity reaction to chlorhexidine. However, such reactions are extremely rare.

Side effects

Irritative skin reactions can occasionally occur and rare hypersensitivity to cetrimide preparations, usually developing after repeated application, has been reported. There have been rare reports of severe burn-like reactions to concentrated cetrimide solutions. Generalized allergic reactions to chlorhexidine have also been reported but are extremely rare. In all these cases, stop application of the product.


  • Avoid contact with brain, meninges, middle ear
  • Avoid contact with the eyes
  • This preparation is for external use only. Avoid use in body cavities.
  • This medicine contains flammable alcohol. Avoid naked flames and lighted objects, such as gas and electric fires and lit cigarettes and the use of artificial heat, e.g hairdryers.

Accidental Ingestion: Carry out a stomach lavage with milk, egg white, gelatin or mild soap water.


Pack Size

Available in 5 L, 1 L, 500 ml, HDPE container & 112 ml & 56 ml Glass bottle

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