Chlorhexidine Gluc 2% Tinted Red



Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% in Isopropyl alcohol 70% is a hospital grade disinfectant.


Chlorhexidine is a disinfectant which is effective against a wide range of vegetative Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It is ineffective against acid-fast bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi and viruses. It is more active against Gram-positive than Gram-negative bacteria, and some species of Pseudomonas and Proteus are relatively less susceptible. Chlorhexidine activity is reduced by blood and other organic matter.

Isopropyl alcohol 70% v/v has bactericidal actions against most vegetative organisms. It is not effective against viruses and spores. It acts relatively quickly to denature cellular proteins of microorganisms and lower their surface tension, thus facilitating their removal. It also has useful solvent properties and will dissolve many water-insoluble substances including


Known sensitivity to chlorhexidine. Do not use on broken skin.

Directions for Use 

  1. Pre-clean surfaces first. Use undiluted.
  2. Apply directly to hard surface eg. floors and walls with a sponge and allow to dry for 1 minute.
  3. Do not return solution to the bottle. Do not mix with detergents or other chemicals.
  4. Do not use to disinfect Therapeutic Devices.
  5. Do not use to disinfect surfaces likely to come in contact with broken skin.


Not to be taken. Not for injection. Not for internal use.

Avoid contact with the eyes and mouth.

  • Avoid pooling on surfaces.
  • Do not use near a naked flame or other ignition source.

First Aid

If swallowed, drink plenty of water. For advice, contact a Poisons
Information Centre (phone Australia 13 11 26) or a doctor.

If in eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush the eye continuously with running water. Continue flushing until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre, or doctor, or for at least 15 minutes.

Storage Store below 25°C. Protect from light.

Poison Schedule Classified as Schedule 5 using the criteria in the Standard Uniform Schedule for Medicines and Poisons