Hibiscrub- An effective hospital-strength disinfectant and antiseptic which can also be used at home, Hibiscrub is effective against bacteria, lilophilic viruses, yeasts and dermatophyte fungi. Containing the active ingredient, Chlorhexidine gluconate 4% w/v, this antimicrobial formula is effective against MRSA and is used for surgical hand disinfection before operations. It is also used for pre-operative and post-operative skin antisepsis and also hand washing on the ward. Recommended to outpatients for use in their own homes as a post-operative care routine, the chlorhexidine gluconate creates a secondary layer of protection on the skin surface, which is so binding that it kills bacteria after scrubbing and prevents tissues such as mucosa from being fully absorbed into the skin.
By using Hibiscrub for a whole body wash before entering hospital for treatment or an operation, harmful bacteria can be removed, which will minimise any chance of contracting infections. Hibiscrub can also be used by women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding.
Hibiscrub Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser can reduce the chances of both swine flu and MRSA and can be used on your face and hair but take care not to get this cleanser into your eyes or ears, as it is for external use only.
Hibiscrub does not easily absorb into the skin but binds to the surface where, working as an antimicrobial agent, it kills bacteria, viruses, yeasts and fungi. Lasting up to 6 hours after use, Hibiscrub gives peace of mind.
Adults, including the elderly and children 2 years and over:
- Wet your body and face.
- Use the cleanser when it is undiluted, to wash your armpits, face (particularly around the nose), anal area and groin.
- Avoid using the cleanser inside the body.
- Avoid contact to the ears and eyes.
- After cleansing, rinse off under the shower.
- You can repeat the process again from the hair, downwards.
- Finally, rinse and dry thoroughly and then put on clean clothes.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:
Can cause dry skin.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Do not contact middle ear, brain, meninges and eyes with this product.
- Use the cleanser externally only.
- Keep out of sight and out of reach of children.
- Keep the cleanser above 25 degrees.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 4.0% w/v.
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Polyoxyethylene-Polyoxypropylene Block Copolymer, Lauryl Dimethyl Amine Oxide, Glycerol, Macrogol 7 Glycerol Cocoate, Ponceau 4R (E124), Isopropyl Alcohol, Herbacol 015393 TB, D-Gluconolactone, Sodium Hydroxide and Purified Water.