Hexachlorophene Brand Name– Phisohex
What is Hexachlorophene
Hexachlorophene is a topical bacteriostatic agent. It is used as a surgical scrub and bacteriostatic skin cleanser.
Hexachlorophene also can be used to control outbreaks of gram-positive infections when other infection control measures have been unsuccessful. Infants are highly susceptible to hexachlorophene absorption; routine infant use is not recommended.
This drug was approved by the FDA in 1941.
- skin antisepsis
For use as skin antisepsis
NOTE: Hexachlorophene may be used to control an outbreak of gram-positive infection where other infection control procedures have been unsuccessful
- abdominal pain
- contact dermatitis
- skin irritation
- laboratory monitoring not necessary
- occlusive dressing
- ocular exposure
- premature neonates
- skin disease
There are no drug interactions associated with Hexachlorophene products.