Hibiclens is the #1 pharmacist-recommended antibacterial soap. In a survey by Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report, Hibiclens received almost 650,000 recommendations monthly by pharmacists.1
In September 2017, the FDA cleared the shelf of over-the-counter antiseptic products with ingredients that weren’t proven safe or that were no more effective than plain soap and water. Hibiclens is not marketed under an OTC monograph – it has a product license issued by the FDA who has reviewed and approved Hibiclens, deeming it to be safe and effective.2
Home use of Hibiclens
There are many reasons your customers might want or need an antiseptic skin cleanser:
- Pre-operative or post-operative skin cleansing and care
- Presence of someone with a compromised immune system or recurrent Staph infections
- Daily hand washing for family members
- Used by athletes and others who use locker rooms and shared sports equipment
Hibiclens was originally developed for use in the hospital setting. Its effectiveness and popularity resulted in additional availability at the retail shelf at major retailers across the country so patients could buy the product for their use at home every day.
Hibiclens’ unique formulation has been proven in clinical studies for over 40 years. It begins killing germs on contact3 and can continue working for up to 24 hours.4 Handwashing is widely recognized as one of the most effective deterrents against the flu, the common cold and a number of other ailments that are spread by human contact.5
Hibiclens with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is:
- Strong enough for hospital use, gentle enough for everyday home use6
- Proven safe and effective in numerous clinical studies for over 40 years
- FDA approved
- Free of triclosan and triclocarban
- Paulson, Daryl S. Persistent and Residual Antimicrobial Effects: Are They Important in the Clinical Setting? Infection Control Today 2005; Vol 9. No 4.
- MBT Study No. 582-106, Study Protocol # 5126.96.36.199.12.
- PRACs Report #R05-0225