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Hibiscrub Skin Cleanser (500ml)
Hibiscrub Skin Cleanser (500ml)

Hibiscrub Skin Cleanser (500ml)

Total: £9.50

Product Summary

Hibiscrub® antimicrobial skin cleanser has been used for more than 45 years in hospitals around the world to help manage infections.

It is used for pre-operative surgical hand disinfection, antiseptic handwashing on the ward, and pre-and post-operative skin antiseptics for patients undergoing elective surgery.

Key Features

  • Contains active ingredient 4% w/v chlorhexidine gluconate
  • Hibiscrub is effective against a wide range of microbes, including several strains of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses.
  • Reduces bacterial load more efficiently than povidone-iodine.
  • Hibiscrub has also been shown to significantly decrease the risk of hospital-associated S. aureus infections by up to 60% when used in combination with a nasal antibiotic.
  • Fast-acting, with a long-lasting effect of up to six hours.
  • Tough against microbes, gentle on skin
  • Has a wide range of applications across infection control protocols

How Hibiscrub works

  • Hibiscrub is not absorbed into the skin, but binds to it to form a protective layer that kills bacteria within one minute and continues to do so for up to six hours after application.
  • Unlike povidone-iodine, Hibiscrub is not inactivated by bodily fluids.
  • Hibiscrub has been dermatologically tested, and is proven to be gentle on the skin, even with frequent use.
  • This is significant because the repeated application of Hibiscrub has been shown to increase its antimicrobial efficacy.


Please see the patient information leaflet for details.


  • The active substance is chlorhexidine gluconate 4% w/v (40 mg/ml).
  • The other ingredients are poloxamer 237, isopropyl alcohol, lauryl dimethyl amine oxide, glycerol, macrogol 7 glycerol cocoate, gluconolactone, citrus perfume, ponceau 4R (E124), sodium hydroxide and purified water

Warnings and Restrictions

Read the package leaflet before use, which is given when the label is peeled back.

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you.

  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.


  • Avoid contact with eyes, brain, meninges and middle ear.
  • Use with care in newborn babies, especially those born prematurely.
  • Hibiscrub may cause chemical skin burns.


  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is printed on the bottle after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
  • Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
  • Keep out of the sight and reach of children.


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