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Pour 3 ml of the preparation onto clean hands, spread the solution on all of the skin surface and rub until complete evaporation of the solution.
This product is applied topically.
Antiseptic hand rub.
Do not use in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the product or any of its components listed, especially in those with a history of possible chlorhexidine‐related allergic reactions.
Do not use in contact with eyes, brain, meninges, middle ear or external ear with a perforated tympanic membrane.
Do not inject.
Do not use in body cavities.
Septol contains chlorhexidine. Chlorhexidine is known to induce hypersensitivity, including generalized allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock. The prevalence of chlorhexidine hypersensitivity is not known, but available literature suggests this is likely to be very rare. Septol should not be administered to anyone with a potential history of an allergic reaction to a chlorhexidine‐containing compound.
Accidental ingestion:‐ chlorhexidine is poorly absorbed orally. Treat with gastric lavage using milk, egg white, gelatine or mild soap. Employ supportive measures as appropriate.
Accidental intravenous infusion – blood transfusion may be necessary to counteract hemolysis.
The use of chlorhexidine solutions, both alcohol based and aqueous, for skin antisepsis prior to invasive procedures has been associated with chemical burns in neonates. Based on available case reports and the published literature, the risk appears to be higher in preterm infants, especially those born before 32 weeks of gestation and within the first 2 weeks of life.
See prescribing information for full details.
Shelf life: The preparation can be used for up to 3 months after first opening the bottle.
Storage: Store below 25°C.