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Obstane® Obstetric Cream

Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1%w/w


Chlorhexidine is a very potent cationic chemoprophylactic agent that has a broad-spectrum of activity against gm+ve and gm-ve bacteria. It is both bacteriostatic and bactericidal depending on its concentration.


It is used as an antiseptic cream and lubricant by healthcare professionals when examining women during pregnancy or for gynecological problems.

Dosage and administration

Chlorhexidine Gluconate cream is used by healthcare professionals during a physical examination. Some will be spread onto the gloved hand of the examiner and some will be applied around the birth canal and perineum of the patient. This cream is for the use on the skin or vagina only.

Drug interaction

Advice of healthcare professional should be sought if using or have recently used any other drugs. Hypochlorite bleaches may cause brown stains to develop in fabrics which have previously been in contact with preparations containing Chlorhexidine.


Chlorhexidine Gluconate cream is contraindicated for patients who are hypersensitive to Chlorhexidine.

Side effects

Allergic reactions like sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (specially affecting the whole body) may occur.

Use in pregnancy and lactation

Chlorhexidine Gluconate cream is safe during pregnancy and lactation.


Avoid application to the ears and eyes, and any deep cuts involving the head or spine.Wash out with water if necessary. If mixed with soap or detergents its effectiveness may reduce. If swallowed treat symptomatically and with gastric lavage using milk, raw egg, gelatin or mild soap.


Store below 250c   in a dry place protected from light. Shake the bottle well before use.

Pack Size

Available in 60 ml glass bottle

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