What is it?
Chlorhexidine Diacetate is used as an antimicrobial or antibacterial agent in a variety settings.

How can I avoid it? 
Contact avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacture.

  • Animal disinfectant
  • Athlete’s foot treatment
  • Contact lens care products 
  • Disinfection solutions
    • Veterinary settings
    • Egg handling centers 
    • Agriculture premises
  • Hand cleanser (liquid)
  • Medications 
  • Pesticide, disinfectant, bacteriocide, and virucide 
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
    • Eye drops
    • Feminine hygiene sprays
    • Mouthwash and gum treatment
    • Toothpaste
  • Surgical scrub and operative site cleanser (Hibicleans®, Surgiprep-CHX®, etc)
  • Urologic and gynecologic procedures
  • Uterine antiseptics 
  • Wound cleanser
Other names for Chlorhexidine Diacetate:
  • 1,1’-Hexamethylenebis(5-(p-chlorophenyl)biguanide) diacitate
  • 1,6-bis(n-(p-Chlorophenyl)-n5-biguanido)hexane 
  • 1,6-bis(n5-p-Chlorophenyl-n’-diguanido)hexane
  • 1,6-di(4’Chlorophenyldiguanido)hexane
  • Chlorasept 2000
  • Chlorhexidine diglucanate
  • N,N”-bis(4-Chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-2,4,11,13-tetraazatetradecanediimidamide
  • Nolvasan
  • Sterilon
  • Chlorohexadine acetate
  • Arlacide A
  • Bactigras
  • Tetrazatetradecanediimidamide,N,N”-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino-,diacitate
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Chlorhexidine Digluconate

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