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The prescribing physician is requested to inform the patient about the following precautionary measures:
pHisoHex must not be used on burned or denuded skin. Application to burns has produced neurotoxicity and death.
pHisoHex must not be used for bathing infants (see WARNINGS). Infants may absorb the active compound in pHisoHex more readily than older children and adults. Such absorption has been associated with central nervous system effects such as convulsions.
pHisoHex must not be used as an occlusive dressing, wetpack, or lotion.
pHisoHex must not be used routinely for prophylactic total body bathing.
pHisoHex must not be used as a vaginal pack, or on any mucous membranes.
pHisoHex must not be used on persons with sensitivity to any of its components.
pHisoHex must not be used on persons who have demonstrated primary light sensitivity to halogenated phenol derivatives because of the possibility of cross-sensitivity to hexachlorophene.
pHisoHex should be kept out of the eyes. If contact occurs, the patient should rinse with cold water as soon as possible and contact a physician.
pHisoHex is for external use only.
If pHisoHex is inadvertently swallowed (see OVERDOSAGE), the patient should contact a physician or Poison Control Center as soon as possible.
pHisoHex should not be poured into measuring cups, medicine bottles, or similar containers since it may be mistaken for baby formula or other medications.
pHisoHex should be stopped and a physician should be contacted if irritation, sensitization, or allergic reaction occurs.
pHisoHex should be used in pregnant women or nursing mothers only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus or infant.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/15/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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