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Phisohex

pHisoHex®
(hexachlorophene detergent) Cleanser

DRUG DESCRIPTION

pHisoHex, brand of hexachlorophene detergent cleanser, is an antibacterial sudsing emulsion for topical administration. pHisoHex contains a colloidal dispersion of hexachlorophene 3% (w/w) in a stable emulsion consisting of entsufon sodium, petrolatum, lanolin cholesterols, methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyethylene glycol monostearate, lauryl myristyl diethanolamide, sodium benzoate, and water. pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid. Entsufon sodium is a synthetic detergent.

Chemically, hexachlorophene is Phenol, 2,2'-methylenebis[3,4,6-trichloro-; and has the following structural formula:

pHisoHex (hexachlorophene) structural formula illustration

What are the precautions when taking hexachlorophene (Phisohex)?

Before using hexachlorophene, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other halogenated phenols (e.g., chlorocresol, trichlorophenol); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as lanolin), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: skin infections/problems (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, dryness, scaling).

This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths, and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.

Caution is advised when using this drug in infants and children because they...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/21/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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