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Hexachlorophane is used as a topical antiseptic.


Primary Characterstics

Molecular Structure of Hexachlorophane
Hexachlorophane also known as Hexachlorophene. . It is of Synthetic origin and belongs to Chlorophenol. It belongs to Dermatological-Antiseptic pharmacological group on the basis of mechanism of action. The Molecular Weight of Hexachlorophane is 406.90.
Its pKa is 5.7.


Metabolism is reported Hepatic. Renal Excretion accounts for partial .


Hexachlorophane is primarily indicated in conditions like Acne, Breast abscess, Disinfectant, Dislocation, Sepsis.


Hexachlorophane is contraindicated in conditions like Burns and scalds,Damage skin.

Drug Interactions

No data regarding the interactions of Hexachlorophane was found.

Interference in Pathology

No data regarding the pathological interferences produced by Hexachlorophane is available.

Side Effects

The severe or irreversible adverse effects of Hexachlorophane, which give rise to further complications include Hyperbilirubinemia, Histological changes in CNS, Vacuolative myelinopathy.

Hexachlorophane produces potentially life-threatening effects which include Convulsions, Shock. which are responsible for the discontinuation of Hexachlorophane therapy.

The signs and symptoms that are produced after the acute overdosage of Hexachlorophane include Death, Erythematous rash, Irritability, Anorexia, Sleepiness, General muscular contractions.

The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by Hexachlorophane are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include Anorexia, Abdominal cramps, Rashes, Confusion, Photosensitivity, Nausea and vomiting, Skin sensitization, Dehydration, Confusion.

Available Brands

No Brands Available.


Hexachlorophane's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

3 %3 (3)As recommended.TopicalAs Required

Paedriatic Dosage ( 20 Kg. )

0.23 to 3 %1.6 (1.615)As recommended.TopicalAs Required

Neonatal Dosage ( 3 Kg. )

3 %3 (3)As recommended.TopicalAs Required

High Risk Groups

Drug should not be given to Paediatrics, Pregnant Mothers, and Neonates.

If prescribing authority justifies the benefits of the drug against the possible damages he/she should reevaluate them and consult the reference material and previous studies.

Warning / Precautions

Don't apply on mucous membrane, burned & damaged skin + vagina . Don't use during pregnancy . Don't use in premature infanats.

Storage Conditions

Dusting powder, Cleansing emulsion, Liquid soap

Store in a well closed container. Protect from Sunlight.

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