What is it?
Hexachlorophene is a topical antiseptic which is by prescription only in the US.

How can I avoid it?
Patients who are allergic or photo-allergic to Hexachlorophene should notify all health care providers of their allergy. pHisoHex is used as a surgical cleanser in the operating room. Such patients should avoid foreign-made personal care products unless they are clearly labeled with a list of ingredients.

Uses:
  • Germicidal soaps
  • Plant fungicides
  • pHisoHex surgical cleanser
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Pesticides

Other names for Hexachlorophene:
  • 2,2-Dihydroxy-3,3’,5,5’,6,6’-hexachlorodiphenylmethane
  • 2,2-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichlorophenol)
  • AT-7
  • Bilevon
  • Bis(3,4,6-ytivhloto-2-hydroxyphenyl)methane
  • Dermadex
  • Exofene
  • G-H
  • Gamophen
  • pHisoHex
  • Surgi-Cen
  • Surofene
  • G-11Hexosan
  • bis(2-hydroxy-3,5,6-trichlorophenyl)methane
  • 2,2’-dihydroxy-3,5,6,3’,5’,6’-hexachlorodiphenylmethane
  • Hexophene
  • methane, bis(2,3,5-trichloro-6-hydroxyphenyl)
  • HCP
  • Compound G-11
  • Nabac
  • Acigena
  • Almederm
  • B32
  • Bivelon
  • Cotofilm
  • Dihydroxy-3,3’5,5’,6,6’-hexachlorodiphenylmethane
  • Eleven
  • Fomac
  • Fostril
  • Gamophene
  • Germa-medica
  • Hexabalm
  • Hexafen
  • Hexide
  • Methylenebis(3,4,6-trichlorophenol)
  • Neosept V; Phisodan; Ritosept
  • Septisol
  • Septofen
  • Steral
  • Steraskin
  • Tersaseptic
  • Trichlorophene
  • Turgex

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Bithionol (thiobis-dichlorophenol)
  • Bromochlorosalicylanide (BCSA) (Multifungin)
  • Buclosamide (Jadit)
  • Chloro-2-phenolphenol (Dowacide 32)
  • Dibromosalicylanilde (DBS) (Dibromsalan)
  • Fenticlor (thiobischlorophenol)
  • Halogenated salicylanilides
  • Tetrachlorosalicylanilide (TCSA)
  • Trichlorocarbanilide (TCC) (triclocarban)
  • Triclosan (Irgasan)

How safe is it?

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