Chlorhexidine Hand Lotion (Orion) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) chlorhexidine + ethanol. On this page you will find out more about Chlorhexidine Hand Lotion (Orion), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: chlorhexidine + ethanol
Information for medicine and pack size:
Chlorhexidine Hand Lotion (Orion) lotion, 500 mL
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
As an alternative means of rapid hand disinfection whenever routine handwashing is not practical (eg wards, gynaecological units, isolation units, ambulances, patienets home). For use when there is no gross soiling of the hands.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Smooth, pink lotion|
|Route of administration||Topical|
500mL: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||No information available|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.