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Brand name: Chlorhexidine Hand Lotion (Orion) TM

Active ingredients: chlorhexidine + ethanol

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Topical

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Smooth, pink lotion

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient chlorhexidine + ethanol

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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