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Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Sage Products Coöperatief U.A., Herikerbergweg 238, Luna ArenA, 1101 CM, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Name of Product:
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 2% w/v Impregnated Pad.
Dosage Form: Impregnated Pad
Cost: £299 per case of 40 packages.
Skin Antisepsis as part of an advanced preoperative cleansing regimen and general skin antisepsis. PL 43018/0001.
Warnings and Contra-Indications:
For external use only. Keep out of reach and sight of children. Do not use on premature or low birth weight infants or infants less than 2 months of age or receiving phototherapy. Do not use on patients with known allergies to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other ingredients in the product. Do not use immediately prior to any invasive techniques, such as venepuncture, lumbar puncture or surgery. Do not use on open skin wounds or broken skin. When using this product, keep out of eyes, ears, and mouth. May cause serious or permanent injury if chlorhexidine is permitted to enter and remain. If contact occurs, rinse with water right away. Do not use if irritation, sensitization, or allergic reaction occurs. Do not store above 25oC. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Store flat. Dispose of as solid waste. Do not flush pads in toilet. For posology, method of administration and side effects refer to SPC.
Supply Classifications: GSL
Date: September 2015